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EK supremacy - nickel or copper?

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I'm having a hard time choosing.. does it really matter which I go with? One of my real life friends told me that the nickel blocks have nickel plating issue.. but IMO it looks like the nickel blocks look the best.. not saying they perform the best. I think most would agree that a lot of high end builds seem to also use the nickel versions which would make me think whatever issue they had is fixed but i have no idea if it really is?

I mean if I went with a copper block like this - http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/cpu-blocks/ek-supremacy-clean-csq.html
and this http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/fc-geforce/geforce-titan-series/ek-fc-titan.html

you would still be able to see the copper on the block even when its filled with a colored liquid (I am going to use mayhems) making it pretty much pointless to go with copper if aestheics are in mind?

thanks, I might just go with the acetal copper blocks if there is a issue with the arylic nickel ones.. save myself the trouble but i wanted some input first.
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Apparently the nickel plating issue has been solved, so I would go with whatever you like.

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I have used both copper and Nickel EK blocks. I didn't like the copper because every time you touch the metal you have to polish it to stop it turning brown. Nickel looks better and is easier to keep looking good.

I have had no problems with EK Nickel at all. I have used a Supreme HF, Supremacy, FC 7970 and now a Titan block all in Nickel.
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