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Wow the surface of that block looks much smoother than the supreme HF i had before. Are they still having issues with their plating? Im debating on giving them another try for my next water cooling adventure.

The surface is pretty good. But if you want it to be smooth and clear as glass....it can be done by sanding/polishing. I will be tackling that.

These are the first EK products I have owned, so I really wasn't tuned into the that last round of nickel plating issues that some had. I know EK says that they have fixed that....but I guess only time will tell. Quality looks good though.....

It's been a solid two years or more since the whole nickel plating debacle. I've always used EK blocks and personally have never had any issues.

Also congrats on EK coming aboard, I'm sure you'll make them proud @cpachris. thumb.gif
post #302 of 1562
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It's been a solid two years or more since the whole nickel plating debacle. I've always used EK blocks and personally have never had any issues.

Also congrats on EK coming aboard, I'm sure you'll make them proud @cpachris. thumb.gif

Definitely, the quality of the EK blocks I have are crazy awesome. Definitely only going to be purchasing their stuff in the future. I'm almost tempted to water cool my second rig and make it full EK as well, besides maybe the rads. I definitely love Alphacool Rads...
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It's been a solid two years or more since the whole nickel plating debacle. I've always used EK blocks and personally have never had any issues.
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Definitely, the quality of the EK blocks I have are crazy awesome. Definitely only going to be purchasing their stuff in the future. I'm almost tempted to water cool my second rig and make it full EK as well, besides maybe the rads. I definitely love Alphacool Rads...

I'm lovin' the EK stuff I received. It all looks top-notch so far. And the breadth of their product line is just amazing. I received, cpu block, gpu blocks, board blocks, pumps, pump tops, pump dress-up kits, pump mounting kits, reservoir, rads, acrylic tubing and bending kit, and even fittings. I mean...they are now dabbling in every major portion of water cooling equipment that is out there.

I'll be excited to play with their Ascendacy board when released. I love my Aquaero....but the Aquasuite itself is still pretty buggy for me. Will be nice to have some competition in the market place. Good for us.



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Also congrats on EK coming aboard, I'm sure you'll make them proud @cpachris. thumb.gif

Thanks! Their stuff is fun to play with.
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I'm really excited for the ascendancy as well. I really can't wait to control my fans properly. tongue.gif
post #305 of 1562
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It's been a solid two years or more since the whole nickel plating debacle. I've always used EK blocks and personally have never had any issues.

Also congrats on EK coming aboard, I'm sure you'll make them proud @cpachris. thumb.gif

I have had some issues even with blocks with the newer plating, but RMA was fast, easy and without a hickup, and I didn't have any issues since then, so I'm not complaning thumb.gif
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I have had some issues even with blocks with the newer plating, but RMA was fast, easy and without a hickup, and I didn't have any issues since then, so I'm not complaning thumb.gif


I wonder if there is something in the warranty fine print about being soaked in Beefeater's gin....... tongue.gif
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I wonder if there is something in the warranty fine print about being soaked in Beefeater's gin....... tongue.gif

probably- but it was worth it, yes?
post #308 of 1562
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I wanted to get a feel for my options on placing the pumps and reservoir, so I threw all the components I have so far in the case so I could get a better look.....





This is not the motherboard I'll be using.....this is my spare for the BBBB. But it's about the same size as the one I have my eye on. There are not many options for me on this side of the case. The cabling coming out of the PSU will take up most of the space between PSU and radiator, and I'll have some flex bay items (aquaero, card reader, etc.) in the upper flex bays on this side also.






That area at the front of the case on this side is where I have the most space available. I'm going to make the pink coolant the highlight of the inside, so mounting the reservoir behind that front window is definitely an option I'll consider. Putting in two pumps will require some more creativity.





I'll have pictures probably tomorrow of the EK pump tops I received, and they are huge. Beautiful...and huge. Much larger than the Bitspower tops I used in the BBBB. If I want to center the reservoir in the front window (and I think I do), there is no room on the midplate floor to mount both pumps. And the pump tops are so beautiful (really freakin' beautiful) that they should be displayed in a window also. I may need to build some type of vertical mount myself to put the pumps behind the reservoir, but facing the side window. They would have to be lifted off the ground and inch or two...because otherwise they would block access to the SATA ports. It would be sweet to have the bottom of the GPU cards and the two pump tops, all flowing with pink coolant, be what dominates the left side window.





Remember back in one of my early posts about how the dimensions of the case were important to me because of where it would be located? These two pics give a good feel for the size of the space I was dealing with, and how perfect the S8 fits that space.







Must go work on finishing the pump top pictures. I'm in love with the pump tops!
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Nice fit on that case in the furniture!
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Yep!It's like this case was made for that desk..!
It needs a little pink tho biggrin.gif
   
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