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So i installed the EK-FC1080 GTX Ti FTW3 - Acetal+Nickel about 3 weeks ago and now this is happening. I'm not sure if it is corrosion or what is actually going on.

https://youtu.be/katmjl0MfJA

Above is a video of what it looks like. My temperatures haven't changed at all.
post #2 of 28
That seems pretty bad for 3 weeks. You get a few patchy bits but that's pretty bad...
What coolant are you using. Do you have aluminum in your loop?
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Holy crap I just came here and posted another thread 5 minutes ago. I have the same block and something is not right....it has been installed for 2 weeks.

First image bottom right:

https://i.imgur.com/NyeP5wY.jpg


closer look:

https://i.imgur.com/PtKXbcE.jpg


Any clue? Should I drain and return?
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WOW! I just happened to look at mine, I run straight decriminalized water. No additives or anything and my block is still pristine. I would say that there is definitely a problem there. looks like straight rust to me. i think aluminum leaves a white looking crap behind due to galvanic corrosion(mixing metals). Sorry for your luck bro. I hope you get it corrected. I would take a look at the rest of the loop also.
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What components are you guys running in your loops and what coolants?
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Originally Posted by latexyankee View Post

Holy crap I just came here and posted another thread 5 minutes ago. I have the same block and something is not right....it has been installed for 2 weeks.

First image bottom right:

https://i.imgur.com/NyeP5wY.jpg


closer look:

https://i.imgur.com/PtKXbcE.jpg


Any clue? Should I drain and return?

Nah that looks fine, just a little flaking. it will happen. if you don't notice anything beyond the gasket you should be fine. I have a few pits in my blocks, some are a little deepish, but not worries.
When in doubt, I like to connect the block up to a tap and put a bit of pressure through it. If water driven by a tap opened up fully doesn't seep through any of the gaskets you can be fairly sure they tiny amount of pressure applied by these pumps we run wont be a worry.
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post #7 of 28
OP,

We need to know what fluid you are using. Is this a brand new loop with all new parts? Red powdery residue can come from radiators that weren't prepped correctly.
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post #8 of 28
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Ive had this loop for years now ive been using distilled water and pt nuke. The color of the water has not changed in my loop i have drained it once before and the water that came out was crystal clear and the block didn't have any flaking or brown. When i shine a light really close up to it, you can see the the block is pretty much brand new. I am really confused as to why it looks like that.
post #9 of 28
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3x xspc radiators xpsc raystorm v3 cpu block. Bitspower and ek fittings. Ill make a list of all the parts so it is easier for you guys.

I have basically been running this setup for over 2 years now and i flush once every 3 months. I have never notice any brown stuff like this before in the entire 2 years of having this watercooling setup.
Edited by Slayyar - 10/20/17 at 3:51am
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EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump

ek fittings: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/30770

bitspower fittings: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/13480

reservoir. http://www.performance-pcs.com/phobya-balancer-250-matte-black.html

All my radiators are xspc : https://www.pccasegear.com/products/14662

CPU waterblock is xspc raystorm v3 : http://www.xs-pc.com/waterblocks-cpu/raystorm-cpu-waterblock-intel

Could it be the ek fittings, they are aluminum? Why would ek make waterblocks that aren't compatible with their fittings tho :/
Edited by Slayyar - 10/20/17 at 4:04am
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