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Originally Posted by LiL_JaSoN;15363611 
Only 8 days old!.. I only used distilled water & silver killcoil.

I posted pics when i completed my build on 11/10
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/1139654-my-first-waterloop.html

Today 19/10 i looked at it;

photo1111y.jpg

CPU & Mosfet has crap inside it!. I can't see in the GPU as the V2 has a cover over it... and i don't even want to know whats inside if the CPU and Mosfet already started

I don't know if its corroded that everyone is experiencing - I have all the EK EN version blocks.

or its algae growing - unlucky as I cleaned the parts for 1hr running hot water through it, and then distilled water flushed through it.. and i cant imagine doing it again as it took me ages.

i'm sorry i cant figure out what is wrong with the picture? is the CPU block broken or what? i cant tell redface.gif
    
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post #32 of 77
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umm look inside it.. the brown stuff

anyway i took it apart..

it seemed like it was a smear of something..

however i closely inspected the quality and i wasnt too happy about that..



i cant get those black speckle bits out.. they seem that they were missed when they were EN coating it.
    
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also the yellowish ring around the bottom right circle

    
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post #34 of 77
Yup, that's the indicator that you bought a block that wasn't plated properly.

If you read the entire EK Corrosion thread (the whole 70 pages or whatnot) you'll see examples of this same thing. If I were you, I'd just ditch it and go with Aquacomputer or Heatkiller blocks.

EK isn't going to last another 3 years in this business with the way they've been dealing with customers.
post #35 of 77
dam it i was going to buy EK water block this week frown.gif
the only company in all of Dubai and UAE that sells water cooling supply only deals with EK. And now i have to order from outside which might take weeks to arrive just because stupid EK can't get their **** together a make a half decent CPU water block.
dam it.
    
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post #36 of 77
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Def looked like it wasent plated properly.

Anyway, what can i do for the time being? I just spent a crap load of money building a new machine & this waterloop.

Might aswell use it.

Had anyone had any success with distilled + killcoil? or should i ditch it and use another combination.
    
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Reply from EK


that with EN plating we did publishe in advance about
possible plating discoloration. This happens due to phosphor in nickel,
which is added to make it more corrosion resistant.
    
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Do you know why the statue of liberty is green? Google it then rethink that statement.
Non-distilled water and salty air comes in contact with it?
 
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The Statue of Liberty wasn't coated in lacquer, either, like water blocks are.
The only part of any EK waterblock that is covered in lacquer is the OUTSIDE/EXTERIOR of copper top of the EK Supreme HF Full Cu. And the copper top only! The laquer prevent copper top from oxidation and tarnishing.
    
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Originally Posted by LiL_JaSoN View Post
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that with EN plating we did publishe in advance about
possible plating discoloration. This happens due to phosphor in nickel,
which is added to make it more corrosion resistant.
translation: plating is bad, deal.
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