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post #1 of 33
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They say for SURE not to use Copper Sulfate (PT nuke) and not to use silver (why? I want proof)

But if we can't use those, what CAN we use?
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post #2 of 33
they are LYING LIERS.... both of those are fine. There's a problem with their nickel plating and they're looking for a scapegoat. choose a different brand.

If you already bought EK blocks, coolant won't make a difference. The plating will corrode regardless
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post #3 of 33
I have an ek block
been using distilled water and silver tubing for about a year
it's not a nickel block tho
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post #4 of 33
Use pt-phn with distilled water

Pt-nuke wont harm anything if the nickel plating is done properly
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post #5 of 33
I too have an EK nickel block. Using distiller water+PT Nuke. Never had a problem
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post #6 of 33
dont buy ek.

then get what ever "coolant" you want.
     
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post #7 of 33
It's a shame really... Ek gpu blocks are so good looking
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post #8 of 33
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Well the thing is I have the blocks already. I usually use distilled and pt nuke, but if thats bad news then I don't really want to...
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post #9 of 33
Try a premix like Feser One(OMG! yes i did), Primochill or even Koolance. Use something with an anti-corrosive and you should be fine. If you use a dyed coolant it is recommend that you clean your system about every 6 months. I use Feser One and have not had any problems with it, but I do regular maintenance on my rigs to ensure trouble free working conditions.

People seem way too eager to deal out the bad and are way too stingy with the good on forums. Don't believe everything you read.
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post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by Finny View Post
Well the thing is I have the blocks already. I usually use distilled and pt nuke, but if thats bad news then I don't really want to...

Its not the distilled/pt nuke thats bad news, its the plating. The plating will start wearing off on its own, not because of the distilled and pt nuke so just use that.
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