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So I received my block.. first thing I see is a black hole bit bigger than the tip of a needle...

this also didn't come packaged like the copper ones i seen in video, it was in a bag as you can see


should i return this? could that pinhole possibly end up leaking? was this faulty equipment... please help me as I've never owned a waterblock and this one is too expensive to just let things "slide"


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/image/15068/ex-blc-1064_4.jpg/ex-blc-1064/Heatkiller_GPU-X_79X0_Radeon_HD_7950_7970_Reference_Design_Full_Coverage_Water_Block_15020.html
looks the same as mine but copper, shows all the circles and lines of the metal
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/image/16430/ex-blc-1166_2.jpg/ex-blc-1166/Heatkiller_GPU-X_79X0_Radeon_HD_7950_7970_Reference_Design_Full_Coverage_Water_Block_-_Nickel_Black_15021.html
seems like its photoshopped? mine looks more like the copper block than it does the nickel

i see the same here, but the way this comes off is a rusted hole it just looks like it doesn't need to be there.

im relying on you guys as google isn't friendly to this situation frown.gif
Edited by INCREDIBLEHULK - 4/2/13 at 9:01am
  
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i looked in the pictures and it look liked it should be their i would just test it before you put it on.
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^Just run some water through it first without being attached to the card.
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i looked in the pictures and it look liked it should be their i would just test it before you put it on.
I feel like im being conspired against watercool to have a leak on my card and make me buy new equipment frown.gif


will definitely test. when i remove my loop
i'll take off the cpu block and put the gpu block on and see if it flows without leaks before trying my new setup

the nickel version of the block looks so photoshopped.....

those aren't plastic scratches.. those are actually on the block and unlike the picture mine seem deep
  
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I'm positive their is no conspiracy going on. biggrin.gif


It's hard for me to see any defects on the block with that plastic around it.


I have the same block and mine looks and works great. Photos of mine.
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I'm just hoping the big pin sized hole doesn't amount to a leak in some way shape or form..

The picture of the other copper block shows similar holes but the one i'm looking at truly looks so large its the first thing i noticed on the block aside from all the nickel biggrin.gif

I hope i'm just being paranoid and overthinking this. When I get my tubing in i'll start to leak test smile.gif
  
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Are they actual holes or defects in the nickel plating?
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post #8 of 24
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Are they actual holes or defects in the nickel plating?

the dots circled in the picture are actual holes.... like as if you could put a needle through it, which i dont know how deep but you can feel its a hole

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/image/15068/ex-blc-1064_4.jpg/ex-blc-1064/Heatkiller_GPU-X_79X0_Radeon_HD_7950_7970_Reference_Design_Full_Coverage_Water_Block_15020.html

but the holes show up in the same location as the copper block picture

this is why im a bit worried... the nickel plated version on that website looks plain photoshopped, but the copper looks identical
  
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im going to double check if they are burn marks or holes, going to look for a toothpick or a dull paperclip or something frown.gif
  
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post #10 of 24
Just run water through them outside of the case and not connected to the card. No reason to worry about anything. If it leaks, return it, no harm done. If it doesn't leak, set it up in the loop and be happy.
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