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Thanks guys, I'm here to share my knowledge and experiences to help out my fellow enthusiasts.
Same=/=same, and it's much appreciated. I nearly purchased their blocks for my 5870 before I sold it. Your thread kept me from making that mistake. Thanks
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Does this issue mainly affect GPU waterblock only?
Tbh, it seems like all nickel blocks are affected, though, the popularity of sli/crossfire and the more frequent gpu evolution means that you'll see more gpu blocks than cpu blocks. I had a cpu block, four gpu blocks, a mb block, and a ram block that failed.

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Same=/=same, and it's much appreciated. I nearly purchased their blocks for my 5870 before I sold it. Your thread kept me from making that mistake. Thanks
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Tbh, it seems like all nickel blocks are affected, though, the popularity of sli/crossfire and the more frequent gpu evolution means that you'll see more gpu blocks than cpu blocks. I had a cpu block, four gpu blocks, a mb block, and a ram block that failed.



Thanks wermad. Does this issue have anything to do with when you purchased the waterblock? I have got a CPU block that was purchased back in mid-2010, which could mean that it was manufactured in early 2010.
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Thanks wermad. Does this issue have anything to do with when you purchased the waterblock? I have got a CPU block that was purchased back in mid-2010, which could mean that it was manufactured in early 2010.
Not really, there hasn't been a "bad batch" identified since blocks from different ages are affected.
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Wermad, what company would you recommend instead of EK? I was looking to watercool my computer this summer, and I had been thinking about going with EK, but that doesn't seem like a viable solution now...
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Wermad, what company would you recommend instead of EK? I was looking to watercool my computer this summer, and I had been thinking about going with EK, but that doesn't seem like a viable solution now...
There are lots of different options out there. MIPS/Heatkiller, Aquacomputer, Swiftech, Koolance, Danger Den... Just take a look around, do a lot of research for what will best suit you, both in personal taste, budget, and performance.
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Does that apply to CPU blocks? I've been eying the nickel plated EK waterblock.
    
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Does that apply to CPU blocks? I've been eying the nickel plated EK waterblock.
EK has pulled their entire Nickel Product line, including CPU blocks. Not worth the hassle until they can make a Nickel product that's worth a damn again.
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EK has pulled their entire Nickel Product line, including CPU blocks. Not worth the hassle until they can make a Nickel product that's worth a damn again.
Thanks a lot, I'll get full copper.
    
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