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post #21 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkrReign2049;14298652 
Are they going to replace the old blocks with these new ones for people that want to "upgrade"?

They should since their 10 euro "upgrade" simply elevates it to the same plating quality of other companies... rolleyes.gif
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post #22 of 67
K, so let me get this straight...

1. EK is inadvertently admitting that their previous nickel plating method was inferior by offering a superior process.

2. They will now charge more for a process which should have been implemented from the start when considering their previous process is inferior to this new one.

3. EK is still not definitively admitting that their previous process is inferior and thus reinforces prior notions of shady business practices.

Okay... anything anyone want to add? tongue.gif
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post #23 of 67
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- Dimensionally uniform thickness to within 2 millionths of a millimetre.
That's 2 nanometers. Anyone else find that claim hard to believe?
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post #24 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by jivenjune;14299333 
K, so let me get this straight...

1. EK is inadvertently admitting that their previous nickel plating method was inferior by offering a superior process.

2. They will now charge more for a process which should have been implemented from the start when considering their previous process is inferior to this new one.

3. EK is still not definitively admitting that their previous process is inferior and thus reinforces prior notions of shady business practices.

Okay... anything anyone want to add? tongue.gif

You forgot the reservoir cracking where they blamed PT Nuke, even though theirs were (again) the only ones that "cracked" due to it. Turned out to be a casting issue for the acrylic. It's a pity since their products all have great designs. Too many shortcuts on expenses I suppose.
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post #25 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by d3viliz3d;14298554 
THAT is the cost of the final product, not the cost which EK has to pay for the new Nickel plating.

NOTE:

Non-default jet-plates NOT INCLUDED in the new retail blocks.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/blocks/cpu-blocks/ek-supreme-hf-full-en-nickel.html
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post #26 of 67
I may invest in one of these now...than again, I may not...I don't know if I have the time to dedicate to keeping a water cooled rig going, lol.
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post #27 of 67
They can say all they like. RRTech showed the real issues causing the corrosion. All else is a line of bull and doesn't in any way, shape, or form, change the facts. The plating was done to unclean blocks. Skipping important cleaning processes to save money on the production end, and trying to make more money in retail the end. Typical corporate strategy, but it bit them in the ***.

Obvious cover up, is still transparently obvious. If nothing else, it just reinforces the fact that I won't buy from them.
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post #28 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle;14299533 
I may invest in one of these now...than again, I may not...I don't know if I have the time to dedicate to keeping a water cooled rig going, lol.

If you do go WC, don't go with EK, way too many issues, QC is just terrible there right now. I would personally recommend XSPC Razor GPU blocks. Copper with no nickle.
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post #29 of 67
Yeah the 2nm flatness claim is hard to believed. I believe I saw somewhere that Intel was freaking because the smallest process available was 2nm since it's the size of the atom... Nickel plating being more sophisticated than CPU making? Can't believe that.
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post #30 of 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob;14299479 
You forgot the reservoir cracking where they blamed PT Nuke, even though theirs were (again) the only ones that "cracked" due to it. Turned out to be a casting issue for the acrylic. It's a pity since their products all have great designs. Too many shortcuts on expenses I suppose.

Why do companies like to blame PT nuke for their problems? Beats me. What happened to you EK...what happened....frown.gif
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