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Originally Posted by Willhemmens View Post
Just out of interest, what about the machine work does your friend find funny?
I would guess it's the obvious tool paths. The machine didn't keep it's bit at the same depth during it's passes. I may not make much difference in practicality, but it is pretty ugly.
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I would guess it's the obvious tool paths. The machine didn't keep it's bit at the same depth during it's passes. I may not make much difference in practicality, but it is pretty ugly.
Not to forget the fact that it's missing nickel on 5% of the surface.
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I would guess it's the obvious tool paths. The machine didn't keep it's bit at the same depth during it's passes. I may not make much difference in practicality, but it is pretty ugly.
Yeah, it won't affect this type of product very much (as long as it gets the water/fluid where it's supposed to be then it should be fine), but it would be pretty easy to program a better pattern.

OT: The owner of the shop my friend works for carved a model of a car out of a block of steel.

Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
Not to forget the fact that it's missing nickel on 5% of the surface.
Truth.
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post #24 of 59
I'm thinking about opening up my two blocks on my gtx580's

can't see much through black acetal lol.. man this is a bit frustrating.. I have two brand new blocks for gtx480 that I didn't get around selling yet, and now this..

thinking about going back with DD but then again, I really like EK's sli bridge
Edited by Cyclonicks - 6/13/11 at 4:14pm
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Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
Wow, that's pretty bad machine work. My roommate works for a machine shop and laughed when I showed him that.
I wasn't very impressed myself. One of my very good friends is a micro-machinist for Honeywell...I don't dare show him that pic
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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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All credit towards this situation should go to the user wermad, he has a detailed thread on the problem.
posting the link to wermad's thread
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ek-nickel.html
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post #27 of 59
I personally will only buy ek's copper blocks now. I did own a 580 nickel block a little while back and I didn't have any issues. However, I only used it for a short amount of time.
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I've seen threads on OCN with people who had this problem and EK claimed it was their fault and wouldn't replace it, or replaced it once with a unit that had the same problem.
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post #29 of 59
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No issues with either of my EK Nickel plated blocks.
Same here and have been using them for over a year.
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= no warranty if it matters to you
what about silver tubes
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