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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post

EK actually shipped some non-EN blocks in EN packages. Would highly not recommend that route.

Excuse me? confused.gif
Jeebs, so much misinformation floating around these forums it's not even funny anymore. And not just about EK but other brands as well.
    
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post #12 of 33
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EK actually shipped some non-EN blocks in EN packages. Would highly not recommend that route.

unless you personally packed them and shipped them out then we can go play this game:p
mine blocks are spotless and perfect perfomers
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post #13 of 33
Just get a non EN plated block if you're worried. I have an EK copper/acetal block on my 580 and it's brilliant.
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I have 2 EK copper blocks and there are great, EK bridge is great as well for multiple cards.
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post #15 of 33
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unless you personally packed them and shipped them out then we can go play this game:pmine blocks are spotless and perfect perfomers

If you are using EN blocks what coolant is in you loop?
post #16 of 33
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I have 2 EK copper blocks and there are great, EK bridge is great as well for multiple cards.

The issue isn't with copper blocks, it's with nickel blocks.
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post

I have 2 EK copper blocks and there are great, EK bridge is great as well for multiple cards.

The issue isn't with copper blocks, it's with nickel blocks.

Did you have some nickel blocks that went bad yourself?
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post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post

Did you have some nickel blocks that went bad yourself?

Yes most on and around the inlet, nowhere else. I use Tygon Silver antimicrobial tubing with silver kill coil. To bad EK has not posted anything on their website about using silver coils and testing data!


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Unless otherwise noted, all tests were conducted at room temperature (73º F).
Values shown were determined on 0.075" thick extruded strip or 0.075" thick
molded ASTM plaques or molded ASTM durometer buttons.

*All tests conducted at room temperatures.
Refer to the comprehensive Tygon® catalog for an expanded listing of chemical resistance.
How it Works
AlphaSan®, the antimicrobial polymer compound used by Saint-Gobain, is
a zirconium phosphate-based ceramic ion-exchange resin containing silver.
Silver is recognized as being safe for human contact and is an integral part
of antimicrobial additives that provide the following benefits:
• Inhibitory activity against a wide range of microorganisms, improving
contamination control.
• Consistent antimicrobial impact through silver ion exchange, not just
during cleaning procedures.
• Antimicrobial polymer compound is EPA FIFRA registered for contact with
food and drinking water, and also FDA approved for food packaging.
Applications
Silver is known to be effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms
that cause discoloration, odor, biofouling and other aesthetic problems.
Antimicrobial polymer compound can be added to approved materials at
varying levels to impart fungistatic, bacteriostatic and algistatic properties
to the material and the end-use product. The high temperature stability and
low color formation of antimicrobial polymer compounds translate to proven
performance in a wide variety of applications
post #19 of 33
im runing the new EN nikel blocks now, they look great and no problems, also had the old 470 nickel blocks for ever a year and no problems
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post #20 of 33
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im runing the new EN nikel blocks now, they look great and no problems, also had the old 470 nickel blocks for ever a year and no problems

What fluids are you using?
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