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you statement is very correct... and it will keep things nice and corroded like you said.

I edited... and that coolant has some decent anti-corrosive properties from my research.
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I am still waiting for EK's solution for this board. Someone mentioned in rog's forum that it will be out this week. That will surely fix the corrosion problem, but I hope they will be able to keep the design of stock block so ill still be able to use the armor. One main reason I bought this board is the armor itself. I will be using this board for a case mod so aesthetics matters a lot.
   
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If EK has a custom waterblock for this board coming in this week that will still fit within the "armor", it will be great for me. I am pretty much done getting all my parts and this would be great timing.
   
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Does an in-line filter on either end of the crosschill help with this though? I would imagine the filter pores are too large for pretty much anything scratched off the aluminum but I wanted to be sure.
   
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Does an in-line filter on either end of the crosschill help with this though? I would imagine the filter pores are too large for pretty much anything scratched off the aluminum but I wanted to be sure.

Bimetallic galvanic corrosion isn't something you can stop with a filter. It's an electrochemical reaction between the use of metals with differing electropotentials, as charted in an anodic index/table in a closed system. The corrosion can be inhibited by the use of anti-corrosive coolants, but their effectiveness can vary, especially decreasing over time.

Asus is claiming that the anodized finish on their aluminum block will prevent corrosion, which may well be true for the block, but it doesn't help one iota with the corrosion taking place on all the other parts in the system thanks to mixing metals with differing electropotentials like aluminum with copper/bronze/nickel. The copper/nickel in your fittings, your CPU/GPU blocks and your radiator will be having a reaction to the aluminum and can be damaged by it.

There's just no good reason to risk all the trouble mixing alum w/ copper in your loop will bring. The vram on that board doesn't even need to be watercooled, even if you are overclocking the heck out of your CPU. If you are all that worried about it then by all means I highly suggest you wait until someone releases a proper copper block for it.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/7/13 at 11:22am
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+ rep

Yup, I agree there is no sense adding this to a loop as-is and imagining it would be risk-free.
   
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Bimetallic galvanic corrosion isn't something you can stop with a filter. It's an electrochemical reaction between the use of metals with differing electropotentials, as charted in an anodic index/table in a closed system. The corrosion can be inhibited by the use of anti-corrosive coolants, but their effectiveness can vary, especially decreasing over time.

Asus is claiming that the anodized finish on their aluminum block will prevent corrosion, which may well be true for the block, but it doesn't help one iota with the corrosion taking place on all the other parts in the system thanks to mixing metals with differing electropotentials like aluminum with copper/bronze/nickel. The copper/nickel in your fittings, your CPU/GPU blocks and your radiator will be having a reaction to the aluminum and can be damaged by it.

There's just no good reason to risk all the trouble mixing alum w/ copper in your loop will bring. The vram on that board doesn't even need to be watercooled, even if you are overclocking the heck out of your CPU. If you are all that worried about it then by all means I highly suggest you wait until someone releases a proper copper block for it.

Agreed. I even took it out of the mobo to see if I can make a duplicate out of copper. I believe I can make one, but that would take time to get precise measurement and the right efficiency. Ill try to ask ek rep later about the release date if I can find one.
   
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