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This isn't supposed to be a rant, but when I pay $140 for a water block I expect it to be PERFECT.

So is this normal? I'm not talking about the milling swirls but the residue like stuff on the surface. I've tried to clean it off with iso alcohol, but that didn't do any good.

The only reason I'm actually upset about it is because you can see it when the block is not taken apart. Also, how do you resize pictures and get that yellow bar at the top to make it bigger?









Edit: Forgot to add, this is an unused block.
Edited by NewAtOCing - 10/2/11 at 12:54pm
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post #2 of 19
Looks like nickel missing on last picture.
Flaking?
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The plating does look a bit thin, but are you sure it's not just tarnished?
 
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I didn't know nickel tarnished actually, thought that was only a problem with copper. It may be. How would I test clean it?
Edited by NewAtOCing - 10/2/11 at 1:01pm
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What did you use?
Distilled and PT nuke Cu?
That might leave stains.

How long have you been running it?
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What did you use?
Distilled and PT nuke Cu?
That might leave stains.

How long have you been running it?
Has not been used in a loop. Ever.
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post #7 of 19
Then my friend, you got a shody plated block.
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post #8 of 19
^ Agreed, RMA it.
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post #9 of 19
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Aww, not what I wanted to hear! Any other opinions?

Also, who would I contact for an RMA? Would that be where I bought it from or aquacomputer?
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post #10 of 19
wow mine was in much worse shape than that, I geuss I should have rma'd mine but it seems to work great otherwise though.
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