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ahahahahha u know what thats an excellent quesiton.

all ek blocks have stickers on it.

So how did they leak test when an outport is blocked?
Well... if there is no opening, it wouldn't leak right? XD
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by NaeKuh View Post
ahahahahha u know what thats an excellent quesiton.

all ek blocks have stickers on it.

So how did they leak test when an outport is blocked?
they have a bloke sitting on a chair he blows on it if the dust comes off it's fine and ready to go
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post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by NaeKuh View Post
ahahahahha u know what thats an excellent quesiton.

all ek blocks have stickers on it.

So how did they leak test when an outport is blocked?
ah just checked AC video where they did a leak test

(starts 9:10)

apparently they just close to other port and check for pressure loss (assuming EK uses the same principle) so it wouldn't have shown up I guess

maybe they should leave the port open first and see if it's still leak free
Edited by n0n44m - 6/21/11 at 1:09pm
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post #24 of 33
well u can do a vacumn test i assume.. and it would hold if there was no plug.
Hence why it could of passed QoC.

EDIT: yeah tibor said thats exactly how it got snuck pass QoC..

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiborrr
Pressure test is made by plugging one of the ports and hooking the other port to a pressure testing device which charges 2 barg (3bara) of air into the waterblock. The block does not leak either way you hook up the device therefore this slipped past.



Once again we're sorry for the inconvienience.

Edited by NaeKuh - 6/21/11 at 1:48pm
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post #25 of 33
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well u can do a vacumn test i assume.. and it would hold if there was no plug.
Hence why it could of passed QoC.

EDIT: yeah tibor said thats exactly how it got snuck pass QoC..
My question again though, is how did enough go through QA to prompt EK to send out a mass user email to its customers. I understand that sometimes the guys receiving the tops, assembling the block, taking block to pressure leak testing machine, plugging in the tubing for the pressure leak machine, visually inspecting blocks at random, and finally packaging the block can become tired sometimes and let a few slip through, but that many collectively missing this many blocks? I can play suspension of disbelief all I want, but color me suspicious. Like others have mentioned, I have some serious doubts about EK's parts supplier and QA department. There is just no way a company that use to be held high in standards can have that many trip ups so quickly one after another. EK has treated me great before as a customer and they still have great product designs. Materials and plating issues aside, the actual performance of the product while in good condition is superb. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and genuinely hope it is their factories or warehouses that are becoming crooked or lazy and that they get back on track fast. Lets put it this way, each WC company we lose means less options for all of us.
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post #26 of 33
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Lets put it this way, each WC company we lose means less options for all of us.
I see it more along the lines of creating a market opening for others to compete for. One manufacturer goes down, two or three more pop up and compete for that market opening... said competition can prompt new ideas and innovation.
post #27 of 33
They should be paying more attention when loading the right program for the mill, geez.
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post #28 of 33
CNC machines are baller. i love how it dives right into the block. i was like holy crap.

love the engraving laser too lol what a trip
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that is an insanely sick looking motherboard block... just checked the other thread.
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I see it more along the lines of creating a market opening for others to compete for. One manufacturer goes down, two or three more pop up and compete for that market opening... said competition can prompt new ideas and innovation.
I agree in theory, but it is honestly hard to start your own WC company, especially if it is not retail but actual WC designing and manufacturing. Considering the rising costs of copper and cut throat competition, it can become very expensive and stressful as expenses mount while you try to juggle maintaining the company and build relationships with fabs and material suppliers. It would be great if new companies could pop out that easily and push competition and innovation, but that doesn't happen too often, at least not in the US.
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