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This is probably the hardware equivalent of Crytek's DX11 patch but with an added extra cost. What should have been in the first place disguised as a gift.
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Originally Posted by infected rat View Post
That's 2 nanometers. Anyone else find that claim hard to believe?
We got some stuff EN coated at work occasionally, the coating is .0002" thick. I'm not an expert on how the coating itself is done, but this website seems proud of a +/- 10% variance. That would give a .00002 margin of error. Converting down to MM gives us 0.0005 millimeters. Still a few digits off their claim, even if they use a much thinner coat.
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I have great respect for a company that operates on some level of transparency. They have admitted and shared their original fault, investigated it, and found a viable solution that will improve the original product and make the new one even better.

My EK nickel plated block has been great for almost a year. I hope I am one of the lucky ones who had no issues. If the block does go bad and I decide to go water cooling again, I would definitely look to EK for my cooling hardware.
At first, EK was blaming users for using PT nuke and SILVER KILL COIL in their distilled water loops for having the problems

And some of those users were using distilled water - only.

EK has used scapegoats to blame the customer for factory defects on items like Nickel plated GPU waterblocks to Gold plated CPU waterblocks, and even tarnished copper bases that came sealed (yet tarnished)

Because of these past actions, I refuse to do business with a person who runs their service like that. If you have a look at my sig rig, most major components are updated every 3-4 months. My motherboard and CPU have been in place the longest, at over 2 years, because I've yet had a desire to update them. But for people like me, who have extra cash to drop $130 on new full cover waterblocks every few months for new GPUs to be watercooled, EK is going to lose quite a bit of business. In the past year I've gone through 4 waterblocks in one rig alone. I'm not an exclusive user of any brand, but EK is definitely on the list of "AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE".


EK as a company has lost this users respect and no longer deserves a chance at having my money. Burn in hell, EK .
 
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I would personally recommend XSPC Razor GPU blocks. Copper with no nickle.
Ignoring EK's support issues, EK has copper without nickel, as well. Either way I would not actually recommend XSPC GPU blocks since they're overall poor performers compared to EK, Koolance, and Aquacomputer.
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So after trying to say it was the users fault they come out and say this? RRTech already proved it was bad plating and EK still was saying it was because distilled water was used. Wow. Just get your corroded EK block plated by Redraider and the problems solved and you also get one of the nicest finishes ever. I think red is even doing it for free for affected EK customers.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
Yup, it's so good it eats itself in distilled water with no additives. That's a HUGE performance increase over the competition.... oh...wait... no it's not.
Lol well I was talking about temperatures not quality

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Originally Posted by Crazygamer View Post
Aren't the top of the line blocks like kollance only like 1-3C difference?
Right, Koolance isn't bad at all. EK CPU block anyway seems to be the best around in temps. Just saying... I will get a Koolance one btw, it looks sicker!

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Originally Posted by AdvanSuper View Post
They can keep their Nickel plated products. They completely dropped the ball when all of this hit the fan months ago.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
This is probably the hardware equivalent of Crytek's DX11 patch but with an added extra cost. What should have been in the first place disguised as a gift.
I agree partially. I'm always fine with companies committing mistakes, since we're human and we will always make mistakes. That's why I don't understand all this hate against them... Buuuuut, it took quite a while for them to admit that the plating had a low quality. And, moreover, they should take the burden of the higher cost, not just shovel it down our throats.
Nonethless, their products seems to be always one step above the market average. Once the time to choose will come, I will keep pro and cons in mind.
post #47 of 67
I feel like this isn't going anywhere. Instead of finding the current issue with their current nickel coating process, they decide to move to a more expensive process that will probably raise the price of their blocks yet there are other waterblocks out there that can perform just as well. Goodbye EK. Hello AquaComputer and Heatkiller.
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I never understood nickel blocks. I always liked the look of copper better, and I don't think there's much a difference in cooling either?
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post #49 of 67
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Originally Posted by fl0w3n View Post
I never understood nickel blocks. I always liked the look of copper better, and I don't think there's much a difference in cooling either?
Cooling factor is almost the same, it's just a matter of how it looks.
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I feel like this isn't going anywhere. Instead of finding the current issue with their current nickel coating process, they decide to move to a more expensive process that will probably raise the price of their blocks yet there are other waterblocks out there that can perform just as well. Goodbye EK. Hello AquaComputer and Heatkiller.
Exactly. There is no reason to buy EK anymore. AquaComputer, Heatkiller (MIPS), XSPC, Koolance, even Bitspower blocks.

And it wasn't necesarrily their nickel plating process that was bad with EK, it was the machine work prior and the prep-work before the plating. Instead of accepting responsibility (they've never, EVER come and said "It's our fault"), they've shrugged of blame, pointed it at customers and other products that are known for reliability (such as PT Nuke).
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