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Ok, so i'm in a bit of a mindtwister here. I recently bought 4 6970's.

3 of them will fit the EK-FC6970 V2 blocks, the last fits the regular block.
Firstly i wanted to use the 3 in tri-fire and sell the 4'th, but then i noticed that the V2 blocks only come in nickel so now im a bit worried.

Does anyone know if the EK blocks still have the issues with nickel? All the blocks are supposed to have the EN (Electroless Nickel) marking.
post #2 of 11
I have not heard any issues with it. All blocks should have EN on them
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Originally Posted by Eggy88 View Post
Ok, so i'm in a bit of a mindtwister here. I recently bought 4 6970's.

3 of them will fit the EK-FC6970 V2 blocks, the last fits the regular block.
Firstly i wanted to use the 3 in tri-fire and sell the 4'th, but then i noticed that the V2 blocks only come in nickel so now im a bit worried.

Does anyone know if the EK blocks still have the issues with nickel? All the blocks are supposed to have the EN (Electroless Nickel) marking.
We are starting to see even the EN blocks fail, I would stick to copper.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
We are starting to see even the EN blocks fail, I would stick to copper.
In what way? As I remember dirty blocks are reported as corrosion. Mine are fine.
But any general panic over any brand does not surprise me aynmore. Even slightest oxidation on copper is presented as alien infestation.
Edited by DirectOverkill - 10/18/11 at 2:43pm
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
We are starting to see even the EN blocks fail, I would stick to copper.
That is my problem the V2 blocks only come in 3 versions, all have Nickel plating.

Does anyone know of any other blocks that will fit the same PCB as the V2 blocks?

They are supposed to be Ref design but another rev then the previouse cards.
Edited by Eggy88 - 10/18/11 at 3:14pm
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Speculation is some of the EN blocks are actually non-EN with improper stickers on them. Some of the cases are simply dirty blocks, others are truly corrosion.
 
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sorry for the noob question but that is EN block? and what is the wrong with the nickel EK? i'm planing on buying EK CPU water block
    
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post #9 of 11
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Ok, so does anyone know of any other blocks that will fit the same cards as the V2 EK blocks? Best would be if anyone has gone from EK V2 to something else and know for sure. I would like to know before buying them, Planning on buying 3 blocks so the cost would be around 400$ inc shipping to Norway.

Two of the 6970's have arrived, will make a thread with the upgrade once i get the last 2 cards.

Thanks.
post #10 of 11
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Anyone? I'm picking up the cards in a day so would like to know about some other blocks that fit the same cards as V2 ek. Otherwise i'll end up selling 2 and stick with 2 for now. Have a friend that's selling a couple of koolance blocks, they any good?
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