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[bit-tech.net] EK halts production of nickel-plated waterblocks

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Water-cooling hardware manufacturer EK has halted production of all of its nickel-plated waterblocks, as certain coolants and additives have apparently been eating away at the nickel plating,

The plating has a lustrous shine and high corrosion-resistance, but owners of the blocks have reported evidence of corrosion, where the nickel layer has been stripped away, revealing the copper underneath.

EK has carried out its own independent tests, and claims that silver coils and copper sulphate additives are to blame, which are both used as anti-algae treatments.
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Lucky , I was about to buy 2 6950 blocks :s

Update here

Lots of info on the problems with the blocks
   
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No issues with either of my EK Nickel plated blocks.
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No issues with either of my EK Nickel plated blocks.
Are you using distilled only?
Or also KillCoil/additives?
   
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Hey, they finally admitted there's a flaw.
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gunna be pissed if killcoil ruins my 590 block....
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post #6 of 59
I'm sticking to swiftech for the time being. All I had was silver in my loop and it messed up my EK block. Screw em
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Originally Posted by xioros View Post
Are you using distilled only?
Or also KillCoil/additives?
Kill coil + Distilled.
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Kill coil + Distilled.
= no warranty if it matters to you
post #9 of 59
Days old. If you've kept up on current events regarding EK, you'd have seen lots go down. For one, Eddy's tests were biased and completely subjective according to the criteria Eddy asked the tester for.

For two, it's been shown that Kill Coils and PT Nuke do NOT, I repeat, do NOT corrode nickel blocks.

For three, RRRTech will be doing a completely objective test with an accredited lab to disprove EK's BS testing.
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I had seen this coming.
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