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post #11 of 32
This right here is the reason I only buy copper EK blocks those are great but their nickel plating is just bad....

On a constructive note, I would try to contact EK and RMA that block.
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Damn it, Just got a used EN block for my gtx 480. DAMN IT. Hard to find good ones for it now.....
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post #13 of 32
EK is basically a fail company at this point. Mostly from the way they have handled the problems, not the problems themselves.

Stay away from them, stick to Danger Den, Swiftech, and Koolance.
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I bathed it in white vinegar and some did come off but still the bits that looks like copper are copper you can feel the edge with a cocktail stick< Good tool where the nickel is higher there is slight edge.

Also i would buy other waterblocks but the only other block i like would be a koolance block and trying to find them other here is... and shipping + tax from usa is a joke so i have to settle for EK. And yeh i did look at the copper only blocks but meh it looks abit like a central heating system i think.
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What about http://watercool.de/ ??
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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by CloudCR View Post
What about http://watercool.de/ ??
If I was in Europe this is where I would shop.

I would buy Heatkillers too, they are good.
post #17 of 32
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I bathed it in white vinegar and some did come off but still the bits that looks like copper are copper you can feel the edge with a cocktail stick< Good tool where the nickel is higher there is slight edge.

Also i would buy other waterblocks but the only other block i like would be a koolance block and trying to find them other here is... and shipping + tax from usa is a joke so i have to settle for EK. And yeh i did look at the copper only blocks but meh it looks abit like a central heating system i think.
So, are you going to RMA or what? It's FREE!
 
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post #18 of 32
This thread is a fail thread. Nobody else is reporting problems with the new EN blocks so unless somebody sold you a fake EN block or it was accidentally mislabeled there is something else going on here. Not to mention that the duration you are speaking of is well...short...so there has to be something going on in your loop that is amiss, irrespective of the type of plating used on that block.

I even personally have a new EN Supreme HF block for a bit now and no problems what so ever using deionized + silver.
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post #19 of 32
not sure why this is a fail thread at all.
he bought directly from ek, with the en sticker on it.

regardless if it was a "fake" EN block or it was mislabeled, it came from ek. who knows how many else are same situation. never trust ek.
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post #20 of 32
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This thread is a fail thread. Nobody else is reporting problems with the new EN blocks so unless somebody sold you a fake EN block or it was accidentally mislabeled there is something else going on here. Not to mention that the duration you are speaking of is well...short...so there has to be something going on in your loop that is amiss, irrespective of the type of plating used on that block.

I even personally have a new EN Supreme HF block for a bit now and no problems what so ever using deionized + silver.
Im sure not many people were posting problems about the normal nickel ones i seen then same pictures on every forum yet they did something about it? Also im sure many people are still running normal nickel ones without any problems?
Edited by 33B - 10/15/11 at 1:42pm
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