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I'm building a new rig, and I'm curious to know if/how EK blocks have improved? Last I followed it, they had some really bad problems last year (with flaking or something, can't remember) I'm looking at getting the EK HD 7970 DCII to go with a raystorm kit for now.

Thanks.
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They had some nickel plating/flaking issues some years ago, but it's all good now and has been for some time. No worries.
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I would just stay away from nickel, no matter what brand. Haven't heard too much bad stuff about EK lately.
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Originally Posted by CapnCrunch10 View Post

They had some nickel plating/flaking issues some years ago, but it's all good now and has been for some time. No worries.

 

Not to mention they are pretty much the top all-around performance blocks on the market, at least in terms of their GPUs. They don't do the most amazing at low flow, but at high flow, their core temp is pretty much on par with everyone else.

 

However, in terms of VRAM and VRM temperatures, EK's blocks demolish anything available on the market.

 

If you don't believe me, Stren did all the wonderful work that I'm now spouting in this comment (water pun intended).

 

Stren's GTX 780/Titan FC Waterblock Round-up

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Yup, it was actually a little over two years ago that all the drama happened, now EK's nickel is no more or less reliable than anyone else's nickel.

The block you linked to is all-copper anyway thumb.gif
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