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Title say its all. I have an EK-FC GeForce GTX Acetal Coper block and I'd like to purchase a nickel plated Monoblock. Is it acceptable to mix the two metals (finishes) or do I need to buy another waterblock from my GTX 1070?
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You can mix metals but rule of thumb is to keep them the same. Run the risk of corrosion and such.
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You can mix metals but rule of thumb is to keep them the same. Run the risk of corrosion and such.

Thanks for the fast reply. I was thinking this was the case. I'd rather not spend another $140 on a GPU block I already own.... To tempt fate or not? It seems if I'm asking the question I already know the answer. LoL My poor wallet.
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Hi,

Copper and nickel are fine together.

Nickel blocks are copper with nickel plating, rads are made out of copper and are ran with nickel blocks all the time, hose fittings are usually nickel plated brass.

You want to avoid aluminum and copper together.
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Hi,

Copper and nickel are fine together.

Nickel blocks are copper with nickel plating, rads are made out of copper and are ran with nickel blocks all the time, hose fittings are usually nickel plated brass.

You want to avoid aluminum and copper together.

Ohh I didn't know that. Thank you for the update. Usually I just keep the metals the same to minimize any chance of corrosion but I'll keep this in mind going forward.

OP, forget what I said lol. Follow Bitemarks and bloodstains.
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Hi,

Copper and nickel are fine together.

Nickel blocks are copper with nickel plating, rads are made out of copper and are ran with nickel blocks all the time, hose fittings are usually nickel plated brass.

You want to avoid aluminum and copper together.

This.

Nickel plated is fine to mix with copper. If you're using a kill coil get rid of it though as there have been issues with flaking nickel when a kill coil is present in the loop.
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Hi,

Copper and nickel are fine together.

Nickel blocks are copper with nickel plating, rads are made out of copper and are ran with nickel blocks all the time, hose fittings are usually nickel plated brass.

You want to avoid aluminum and copper together.

Thank you very much! I appreciate the help. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 8
you can mix copper and nickel because they are right near each other on the element table do not mix with aluminium
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