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I baught it used so I dont have the invoice to RMA. I think i'm just gonna end up selling it, but who wants a block that requires a coolant?
I hear ya. I've got a spare ek hf sup EN nickel block (never again), that is just sitting there waiting to be put in a loop to corrode all over my loop. So it's just sitting there...
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I hear ya. I've got a spare ek hf sup EN nickel block (never again), that is just sitting there waiting to be put in a loop to corrode all over my loop. So it's just sitting there...
Can I buy the bottom plate seperate?
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Can I buy the bottom plate seperate?
The bottom plate to what, your cpu370?

Hmm, worst comes to worst just pay a plating shop to strip the nickel on your block.
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The bottom plate to what, your cpu370?

Hmm, worst comes to worst just pay a plating shop to strip the nickel on your block.
I could do that myself couldnt I? with a scrub

Also are you 100% sure my block will corrode?
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 11/3/11 at 9:28pm
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I'm fairly confused.. I've been using nickel and copper blocks for a while now.. I have never run into corrosion..

tsm106, I honestly think your making this guy worry for no reason at all.. His block is absolutely fine and is able to be re-used.

Just remember one thing WizrdSleevz, Nothing lasts forever..
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From what I can find, Bimetallic corrosion is simply just another name for galvanic corrosion, Which will not occur between nickel and copper since there potentials are to close together..
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I'm fairly confused.. I've been using nickel and copper blocks for a while now.. I have never run into corrosion..

tsm106, I honestly think your making this guy worry for no reason at all.. His block is absolutely fine and is able to be re-used.

Just remember one thing WizrdSleevz, Nothing lasts forever..
if your right I will <3 you forever.

+rep thanks!
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Ok, here is the deal, the EK blocks were coated with nickel poorly which flaked off and apparently they were using sub-par copper or something too which caused an issue. However, using your block as-is WILL NOT corrode the block, nor will using silver. If there was going to be corrosion it would already be there, the nickle is gone from that part of the block and thus it is too late for it to corrode. On the EK blocks the corrosion happens WHILE the nickel plating is still there.

So just don't worry about it. Stick with distilled and silver and it will be fine for a long long time.
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^^His plating flaked off, not due to corrosion but a manufacturing defect. Since the nickel is gone and what's left is in fact touching copper... boom.

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From what I can find, Bimetallic corrosion is simply just another name for galvanic corrosion, Which will not occur between nickel and copper since there potentials are to close together..
I'm not sure you quite understand the difference between simply having copper and nickel blocks in the loop versus his issue. They CAN exist together as long as they ARE NOT touching each other. Guess what happens to a nickel plated block that has that much nickel flaked off exposing that much copper? The amount of exposed copper is 100 times greater than what starts happening to ek blocks.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ek-nickel.html

http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=47617

http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=47917
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the nickel is touching the exposed copper and there's ample water to complete the circuit.
You realize that there is no circuit to complete by adding the water right?
The 2 conductive metals are already in contact, circuit complete.

The water is source of dissolved O2, and potentially other trace elements and chemical compounds that may react to some degree with the metals involved.
The flow of the water is also an erosive force.
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