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Yeah I reread the first page and it was stated that it was indeed their new process.
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post #52 of 67
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Originally Posted by Dredknot View Post

just recieved an email from EK. they say that my blocks look stained and not corroded or flaking and that they will not honor an RMA. They look pretty bad to me but who knows. either way im stuck with them. at least there not clogging up or increasing my temps for now. And ya i tried scrubbing them with cleaning solution and a tooth brush to no avail. Oh well. next time i think ill be trying a different brand waterblock or at least not a nickel plated version lol


Hey you can get metalx (or other chemical stripper) and strip the nickel yourself, then just run good ole straight copper.
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Hey you can get metalx (or other chemical stripper) and strip the nickel yourself, then just run good ole straight copper.

I don't know what solu;tion you should use but whatever would strip the nickel off your blocks is definitely worth it. REP for that idea.
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Almost new ek en nickel blocks with straight distilled this is what I get. Will update when I get home from gym and finish wiring my build. Its not looking good...
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Here are the pictures from my build tear down. Decided to move the Res outside the case for a better view of it and change my fan/tubing setup. Dropped my temps from 40c idle cpu to 30c idle at 4.5ghz OC and my all three 580's from 34c idle to 26c idle. so it was defiantly worth the trouble.

well it's EK so no surprise here. Been away from their blocks since long time ago
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Was there a specific reason you chose not to use an anti corrosive additive? Just curious.
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Was there a specific reason you chose not to use an anti corrosive additive? Just curious.


It actually wouldn't have mattered because their plating process is flawed. For ex. even blocks with anti-corrosives suffered the same failures.
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Yeah but not all EK nickel blocks corrode so I'd say its not a product-wide plating issue. Some are just defective...
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Yeah but not all EK nickel blocks corrode so I'd say its not a product-wide plating issue. Some are just defective...


That's what I though too lol. Till my quad 6970 blocks all corroded doh. All the blocks from that time frame have a high possibility, and given enough time.


*I should add that once you have suffered corroded blocks, you're perspective on this fiasco changes a bit. wink.gif
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But he was asking about the new EN plating process. They do still corrode but in much lower numbers as far as I know...
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Sorry but I didn't quite get this. Are (or rather were) your blocks plated with the new EN process or the old process?
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