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Yikes. As much of an enthusiast as I consider myself to be, I choose to stray from liquid cooling because of all the complications, such as this. My first liquid cooling setup for a customer went fine, but luckily he knows how to maintain it because I sure don't want to.
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Apparently ive been running boric acid in my loop by mistake. I thought it would yield better temps but ive been horribly mistaken who-let-rip-smiley.png

- thats a joke btw lol
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Lmao
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Originally Posted by Bouf0010;15277028 
Apparently ive been running boric acid in my loop by mistake. I thought it would yield better temps but ive been horribly mistaken who-let-rip-smiley.png

- thats a joke btw lol

good idea to clarify, EK could be monitoring this thread and BAM!! - no RMA for you!
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aww man i feel for you, this is the sort of thing that has kept me away from water, but my next rig will be water and (even though this is of topic) an ivy bridge, imediate choice after looking at the bulldozer benchies...
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yeah, this kinda thing does happen. Im not upset or anything, i like taking apart my rig and putting it back together, most of the time i come up with something new to do or mod. Im just happy that EK got back to me quickly and without hassle.
post #67 of 83
Hehe these things get me scared. I got a so called EK EN Nickel plated motherboard block recently. Now i cant wait for this to happen to my rig! YES!
Anywho, i recently did an RMA with EK for my 6970 blocks. It was quick ,painless, and went smoothly. No problems at all. So my experience with EK service was good:) Its too bad that some people got really negative experiences as i have heard their customer service was the next worst thing to the holocaust and genocide.
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Quick question: If the GPU blocks , CPU block and rads were all copper , what are the inside of the pumps? I mean , what kind of surface is the water touching inside the pumps? Is it plastic or metal? Copper or Nickel?

Also....is it bad to mix cooper blocks with nickel blocks ( if the nickel plating is good anyways)??
    
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post #69 of 83
inside pumps is plastic as far as I know and copper and nickel is fine
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post #70 of 83
The shaft of the impeller is the only other part that would touch the water, and that is usually a form of steel or stainless. That quantity is small enough to not pose any danger in our loops.

Nickel and copper can exist in the same loop, as long as they aren't in contact with each other. Their corrosion rate with each other is close enough, that as long as there is distance (even millimeters worth) the corrosion won't happen for longer than we'd even own the blocks. In the case of nickel plated items, if copper is showing through the plating on a portion of the block, corrosion is likely to occur on that block itself.
 
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