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I've been thinking about the waterblock

is the EK full nickel better than the Nickel/Plexi in terms of performance ?

What do you guys think of those waterblocks ?
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post #23 of 137
I dunno what to tell you about those EK blocks - the EK nickel controversy was before I got here last year. Are you familiar with Martin's Liquid lab ? Has all kinds of tests that he's been doing on his own for some time.

start here - http://martinsliquidlab.org/ and start searching wink.gif
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post #24 of 137
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the controversy, you mean with the circles on them ? I actually like it ...

I already know martin's website, it's really good but there isn't anything about the new EK
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post #25 of 137
nah - not the crop circle thing, a lot of people using their blocks in 2011, I believe, were finding all kinds of corrosion in their loops, and the blocks, and EK insisted for the longest time that it was their fault due to their choice of liquid, biocide, etc. Finally, an independent guyu simulated EK's own blocks and proved that it was their plating process at fault. Eventually, EK backed off of their stance ....

Here's the site that was out in front of it all

http://www.realredraider.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47617
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post #26 of 137
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woahhhh this looks bad
should I stay away from EK blocks then ??
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post #27 of 137
nope. that era is over. It was the crappy prepping of the material before plating. If the lacquer wash wasn't completely removed, then galvanic corrosion was bound to happen. I believe that the prep process has been changed for over a year. This problem started either in late 2010 or early 2011 ...

If in doubt, I'd hunt OCN for EK blocks and their current state of the art. About the only issue I'm aware of is the plasticizer tubing issue. And Durelene seems to be the answer. From what I gather, a lot of tubing started showing plasticizer issues last year, and 1 of the culprits may be exposure of the tubing to daylight on a prolonged basis, to energize the plasticizing. Also, Primochill LRT Advanced tubing seems to be free of the plasticizer issue.
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good news then wink.gif
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I have two nickel blocks from ek. They stain rather easy, but no flaking yet. Also, the full nickel block doesn't improve performance over the plexi version, it's simply for looks.
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Thanks

would you recommand them anyway ?

Full nickel is more expensive than the plexi model, this is odd.
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Intel 3770K @ 4.6 watercooled Asus P8Z77-V PRO 2 x ATI 7970 watercooled Corsair Dominator Platinum 8 Go (2 x 4Go) DDR3 ... 
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SSD Corsair Neutron GTX 240 Seagate barracuda 2To Wester digital caviar 2To seagate barracuda 1To 
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SwifTech MPC35X + Phobya Balancer 250 Monsoon fittings + EK fittings + Monsoon Probe 2 x EK 7970 waterblocks nickel -/ plexi in para... 14 x corsair SP 120 high perf 
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1 x corsair AP 120 High perf Windows 8 64 pro samsung T260hd Logitech K800 
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Intel 3770K @ 4.6 watercooled Asus P8Z77-V PRO 2 x ATI 7970 watercooled Corsair Dominator Platinum 8 Go (2 x 4Go) DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SSD Corsair Neutron GTX 240 Seagate barracuda 2To Wester digital caviar 2To seagate barracuda 1To 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG Blue ray EK-SUPREMACY NICKEL - PLEXI CPU Waterblock Lamptron Touch Fan Controller  NexXxoS Monsta 480 + Monsta 360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
SwifTech MPC35X + Phobya Balancer 250 Monsoon fittings + EK fittings + Monsoon Probe 2 x EK 7970 waterblocks nickel -/ plexi in para... 14 x corsair SP 120 high perf 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x corsair AP 120 High perf Windows 8 64 pro samsung T260hd Logitech K800 
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Corsair AX860i Caselabs ST10 Logitech performance MX Caterham Seven !  
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