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Hi there I just placed my order for my new watercooling build and ordered cpu,gpu and mb blocks in EK Acetal+Nickel. Just wondering if the nickel issue is fixed now and safe to use. Also I bought silver coil and pt nuke is it still safe to use that. I didn't find out about the nickel issue until after I ordered so I hope all is well. Thanks
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So long as it is marked EN nickel you're good.
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So long as it is marked EN nickel you're good.

Yep they all are EN nickel but I have heard there still are problems.
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post #4 of 10
Go with a copper one then?

I posted an unboxing of one and the block looks great....
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Go with a copper one then?
I posted an unboxing of one and the block looks great....

Can't change order already shipped and will take 1-3 weeks to arrive.
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From where....? If you ordered from EK... its 3 days to the states
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From where....? If you ordered from EK... its 3 days to the states

From the states to canada can take 1-3 weeks depending on customs/border.
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Anybody else know.
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post #9 of 10
Where and what did you hear that makes you so worried?

EK went through problems with their earlier process nickel blocks last year and many people became upset with them, and remain so, for the way they originally handled the issue. However, EK have since come around and as far as I have been able to tell the EN blocks do not have the earlier problems. I base all this primarily on my reading of the OCN watercooling forum and a few others over the past year. FWIW In the last three or four months there have been a scattered very small handful of reports of issues with nickel blocks from a number of manufacturers, so it seems to me that EK is no more or less likely to have nickel issues than anyone else at this point.
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Where and what did you hear that makes you so worried?
EK went through problems with their earlier process nickel blocks last year and many people became upset with them, and remain so, for the way they originally handled the issue. However, EK have since come around and as far as I have been able to tell the EN blocks do not have the earlier problems. I base all this primarily on my reading of the OCN watercooling forum and a few others over the past year. FWIW In the last three or four months there have been a scattered very small handful of reports of issues with nickel blocks from a number of manufacturers, so it seems to me that EK is no more or less likely to have nickel issues than anyone else at this point.

Thanks for clearing a lot up but do you know if its safe to use pt nuke and silver coil with the new ek nickel. Just because thats what ek said was causing the flaking problem last year. Thanks
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