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Those metals should be okay, just don't use a silver killcoil with them (nickel).

Oh, and let me know how the EK fittings are, I have been looking at them and they seem like a good value. Thanks.

What should I use instead of that silver kill cool? Since I'm gonna be using distiller water. I did some research and some people claim it's ok to use silver with nickel and some say don't. It's so confusing and hard to trust either source.
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I only believe there was an issue between nickel and silver in some of the older ek nickel gpu blocks. I also recall reading that it was a problem with the menufactering process at that time and.it has been since resolved. It was not an issue of the metals corroding each other.

I would not worry about mixing copper, nickel and silver in a loop. I would however be very carefull about avoiding aluminum. Never use water blocks that come with any of he motherboards, like those on the G1.sniper z87 mobo or any others. Always replace them with a quality unit if you want to cool the chipset and mosfets.

This is my opinion.
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STAY AWAY FROM EK NICKEL.
That being said I'm not going to spoon feed you. Instead I'm going to try to make you dig and learn on your own. Your pump is outdated, should probably fix that. Your tubes and your compression fittings don't match. Why are you paying that much money for a fluid? Go to the drug store pick up 4litres of distilled water, use mayhems or a coil and your set. 3/8 1/2 is a very thin tube. Try 3/8 5/8 and you'll have a much better time. Have you done much reading on your cpu block? Is it the best bang for the buck, is it a premium high end awesome super performing beast? Or is it just a overpriced hunk of junk.
If you want a nice site for reliable reviews go to martinslabs. OUT
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STAY AWAY FROM EK NICKEL.
That being said I'm not going to spoon feed you. Instead I'm going to try to make you dig and learn on your own. Your pump is outdated, should probably fix that. Your tubes and your compression fittings don't match. Why are you paying that much money for a fluid? Go to the drug store pick up 4litres of distilled water, use mayhems or a coil and your set. 3/8 1/2 is a very thin tube. Try 3/8 5/8 and you'll have a much better time. Have you done much reading on your cpu block? Is it the best bang for the buck, is it a premium high end awesome super performing beast? Or is it just a overpriced hunk of junk.
If you want a nice site for reliable reviews go to martinslabs. OUT

Thanks for pointing out what has already been pointed out the second post in…I've since then, changed my tubing size and compression fittings to match with the help of some of the other members. Also I said I was going with the distilled water path, if you care to read about 2-4 posts up, not trying to sound like I'm attacking you but actually reading every post of a thread actually helps when you give your own opinions.

But yes, I've read about EK and their problems in the past and yes I've dug and found out info on my own, but some profession help would help me with some peace of mind.
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if you care to read about 2-4 posts up, not trying to sound like I'm attacking you but actually reading every post of a thread actually helps when you give your own opinions.

But yes, I've read about EK and their problems in the past and yes I've dug and found out info on my own, but some profession help would help me wit:thumb:h some peace of mind.

You can take care of business as you like, I read the problem and get to the solution, nothing goes on in between.
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I only believe there was an issue between nickel and silver in some of the older ek nickel gpu blocks. I also recall reading that it was a problem with the menufactering process at that time and.it has been since resolved. It was not an issue of the metals corroding each other.

I would not worry about mixing copper, nickel and silver in a loop. I would however be very carefull about avoiding aluminum. Never use water blocks that come with any of he motherboards, like those on the G1.sniper z87 mobo or any others. Always replace them with a quality unit if you want to cool the chipset and mosfets.

This is my opinion.

Thanks for the info, I'm pretty sure I don't have any aluminum in my loop but I'm gonna read all the boxes and info once all the parts arrive to just really double/triple check.

I have a Black Ice Pro 240 rad, I'm pretty sure thats a copper finned rad. Am I correct?
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nothing goes on in between.
your ears? I would agree tongue.gif

you cant just jump into a 38 post thread, read the OP and post your thoughts.. that is really annoying!
Also, what is your beef with 655? it is an excellent pump!
 
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Your motherboard's chipset blocks have anodized aluminum in them.
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Your motherboard's chipset blocks have anodized aluminum in them.

Whos chipset blocks have anodized aluminum in them?
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Whos chipset blocks have anodized aluminum in them?

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