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The only other thing it may be is that they missed cleaning the block after machining and assembled it and all that in the block is metal dust particles.
 
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Silver kill coils are NOT recommended to be used with nickel plated products, EK has said so specifically as well as most block manufacturers. Not sure that is the cause of what you are seeing but it is not a good idea either way. Like the others said, the radiators NEED to be flushed and cleaned because they're usually full of all types of nasty stuff. I would do a full breakdown and cleaning, disassemble the block and gently clean it to see if there is damage to the plating. Thoroughly flush the rads with at least hot water, preferably something like Blitz but a vinegar solution can be effective too, just make sure to neutralize after rinsing with something like baking soda solution. I'd also highly recommend a premixed/concentrated coolant, IMO it's well worth it to spend the extra few bucks. They aren't that expensive and I have personally had nothing but issues while using distilled water by itself (even with silver present) including minor corrosion within a couple weeks on my copper blocks.

https://ekwb.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205235141-Antimicrobial-algae-protection-
Edited by 0ldChicken - 4/15/17 at 10:09am
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1. Using distilled water alone is not to recommend to quote mayhems...
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multi metal inhibitors formulated to protect water cooling equipment and associated systems against corrosion, scale and biological fouling Thats the X1 clear coolant. All premixed coolant has this...
2. ALWAYS... and I mean always clean your radiators no matter what when you buy them new or used

3. When it comes to this topic of silver kill coils I have had 1 bad experience with it. Thank god a friend of mine is a gold smith / melter so we did a check on the silver coil I bought and it was only 87% pure silver!! had iron, vanadium and lead in it!!!! So I made my buddy make a silver coil that we did know was 99,9% pure silver and tada no more problems with that part.
On the other side if you change your coolant once a year that is a premixed like mayhems or you use distilled water with PT Nuke and corrosion inhibitors, there is really no need for a kill coil.

4. Distilled water alone + kill coil = problems 90% of the time unless you are one lucky person
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I've apparently been one lucky person for many many years....
 
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I've apparently been one lucky person for many many years....

With this many ppl in this forum ofc someone is bound to be lucky. Ofc there can be factors I dont know about that can make one run only distilled water and a kill coil over and over for months on end without any problems. But from my own experience and from what i have seen myself from other trying it... very seldom did it work out great. Most had some kind of corrosion in theyr loop after a very short time. But hey if you know something or are doing something to your loop that can make you run just distilled water + kill coil please do inform cause instead of me having to order the fluid and wait 4-7 days before it comes by mail and can take a 1 or 2 min drive in the car and get distilled water. I am really up for the 1 - 2 min drive instead bike.gif
post #16 of 17
It looks very much like the reaction that happens sometimes without an anti corrosive. It is just staining most of the time and cleans off

Before

http://www.overclock.net/t/993624/ek-club/2890

After


http://www.overclock.net/t/993624/ek-club/3010#post_21790916
post #17 of 17
Interesting to see. I'd be curious to see what it looks like after you clean it up. Does your CPU block show any issues?

Edit: I'll be watching my GTX 1080Ti nickel plated block closely. It has been in use for around 3 days.
Edited by joder - 4/21/17 at 3:04pm
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