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post #31 of 88
Copper blocks should look sweet in there, and I don't see why you would have any problems with your GPU blocks; did I miss a problem with them?
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Copper blocks should look sweet in there, and I don't see why you would have any problems with your GPU blocks; did I miss a problem with them?

Well that whole problem that EK had with the Nickel plating. I just read a whole report they released and with straight distilled even the new EN Nickel plated blocks are having some staining issues and maybe corrosion.

That's the only reason I chose the copper version of the cpu and mobo blocks. My gpu blocks only came in Nickel.

I have been running only distilled for about a month and there report showed staining after a week.

I could be ok because I don't know much about what I am talking about but I am a little worried because I spent a lot on all this stuff.

Once I get my case i will open the blocks to see what they look like.

That's why I bought the EK fluid, because it showed the least amount of staining and corrosion during the tests.

I could just be worried about nothing but I'm not sure.
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post #33 of 88
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Here is the report I read. The distilled only block looks really dirty.

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IMAGES/EK_STAINING_TEST.pdf
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Hey guys I am trying to decide which frozenq res to order. I am looking at the 400mm 2 helix version. I am not sure if I should get a white and black one or an all white one.

Does anyone have any suggestions.
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post #35 of 88
Ohhhhh ok, that problem! Yes, as far as I've heard, that all got cleared up pretty quickly, and there wasn't too too many people affected by it. You most likely lucked out considering you haven't seen anything yet.

For the res, I'd get solid white! I'm pretty partial to it but think it looks slick thumb.gif
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Ohhhhh ok, that problem! Yes, as far as I've heard, that all got cleared up pretty quickly, and there wasn't too too many people affected by it. You most likely lucked out considering you haven't seen anything yet.
For the res, I'd get solid white! I'm pretty partial to it but think it looks slick thumb.gif

ya solid white sounds nice. Something about the black and white looks funny to me. I'm going to put everything together first and then decide on the res. I just ordered the mobo block, cpu block and a second pump with the dual pump adapter and some more fittings.

I am tracking the case and my frozen cpu order and everything should be here by tommorrow or monday.

I want to see the case so bad.

I'm going to try and cover up the red on the mobo so everything is black and white.
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post #37 of 88
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Ohhhhh ok, that problem! Yes, as far as I've heard, that all got cleared up pretty quickly, and there wasn't too too many people affected by it. You most likely lucked out considering you haven't seen anything yet.
For the res, I'd get solid white! I'm pretty partial to it but think it looks slick thumb.gif

The problem is though I can't see anything because the blocks arent see thru. I wouldn't even know if something was wrong unless I pulled the blocks apart.
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post #38 of 88
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The problem is though I can't see anything because the blocks arent see thru. I wouldn't even know if something was wrong unless I pulled the blocks apart.

Ah I see, well you could always put it all together and run it for awhile and then flush and throw away the distilled just to see if you got anything in it. If you were running pricey coolant, it'd be something to think about but with distilled water being so cheap, it's almost a no brainer.

Crossing my fingers you get your packages tomorrow! thumb.gif
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Man my case just got here along with my frozencpu order. What an awesome Christmas Present. I have to work a half a day today so in a few hours I am going to go home and start photographing everything. This is gonna be an awesome Christmas of building.
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Man my case just got here along with my frozencpu order. What an awesome Christmas Present. I have to work a half a day today so in a few hours I am going to go home and start photographing everything. This is gonna be an awesome Christmas of building.

Subbed, we want pictures! biggrin.gif
    
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