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i know now.. check out hardware before spending money smile.gif
Acetal+Nickel v2
post #782 of 3024
Oh, that sucks. I woulda made a deal with ya if they were v1 and copper. Btw, don't buy ek blocks in nickel, seriously.

I would try to return the blocks... did you open the box? How long ago did you receive, if unopened? If the shipper is UPS, go refuse the package, lol. Now!
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yes i just read the news on their website, but i have had these laying around for some time because i didnt want to assemble the whole water project before i had everything... i am waiting delivery on mobo block from koolance also...
unfortunately i didnt keep reciept for the gpu blocks, but i did for the supreme hf full nickel cpu block so i returned that one smile.gif
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yes i just read the news on their website, but i have had these laying around for some time because i didnt want to assemble the whole water project before i had everything... i am waiting delivery on mobo block from koolance also...
unfortunately i didnt keep reciept for the gpu blocks, but i did for the supreme hf full nickel cpu block so i returned that one smile.gif

That's good to hear on the hf. Unfortunately nobody is gonna want to risk buying nickel ek blocks... so if I were you, check with your vendor and see if you can get a swap. You could always try and sell them but... ek nickel could/would/definitely be a hard sell.
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is it really that bad? i thought there might be a risk of flaking after long time use, nothing more... and i bought them frem mr. kønig directly, but no reciept and offcause i opened the boxes right away and touched them all over... i like hardware!
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is it really that bad? i thought there might be a risk of flaking after long time use, nothing more... and i bought them frem mr. kønig directly, but no reciept and offcause i opened the boxes right away and touched them all over... i like hardware!

It's a flawed plating process that affects all ek nickel plated products within the last 2 years. Your mileage may vary...
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well.. that kinda sucks.. now i have to go out and buy new cards+new blocks to get this water running? and i like the looks of the blocks especially because of the nickelplating!
And will nonplated copper not corrode extremely fast? even with additives, compaired to even a lowgrade nickelplating?
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well.. that kinda sucks.. now i have to go out and buy new cards+new blocks to get this water running? and i like the looks of the blocks especially because of the nickelplating!
And will nonplated copper not corrode extremely fast? even with additives, compaired to even a lowgrade nickelplating?

There's nothing you can do, even with corrosion inhibitors because the facepalm punchline of it all is that the two metals, copper and nickel are touching each other! And since the nickel is not even and leaving the copper exposed to the liquid, it will go thru bimetal corrosion over time.

Straight copper will oxidize, there's nothing you can do about it. Although there's a difference between natural copper oxidation and what you have on the ek nickel blocks. The latter is going thru corrosion where the copper is being eaten leaving the nickel with nothing to hold to, and it flakes. With copper oxidation, you just clean it off with some vinegar mix.
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Noted... and by vinigar mix, do you mean the clear lager vinegar everyone has in their cabbinets for some strange reason, from the grosery place where you buy food?
and thanks for the info btw. youve been very helpfull smile.gif
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Noted... and by vinigar mix, do you mean the clear lager vinegar everyone has in their cabbinets for some strange reason, from the grosery place where you buy food?
and thanks for the info btw. youve been very helpfull smile.gif

Yeap, plain old vinegar from the market. You can also use ketchup, just takes longer. Guess what's in ketchup?
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