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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

Wermad, why are you mad at EK product, they already learned their lessons. Leave the past behind. Something similar won't happen again, they put a lot of money in studies to make better quality products. I'm pretty sure they regret what happen.
I used to have many EK blocks with EK issue and I didnt have any problem with my loop or my pumps. Temperature were the same and I didnt have any trouble selling my blocks at the same price. I now have 4 EK EN Nickel blocks and I'm pretty happy with them. I always had a lot of good experience with EK customer service before. I was polite and was well served to be honest.
People with happy service usually don't share their experience. But complainers complain a lot and bash. Keep that in mind Werm.

They're still having issues though its not as big as before. I do have a right to be upset at them as they refused to help me with a cpu block, a mb block, a ram block, and three gpu blocks. I just don't like when people defend them and want to make them look like saints. Wasn't there a gtx 580/570 "EN" block in the marketplace with bad nickel selling for cheap recently? Yeah, I know that member's feeling when I sold off all my eK blocks at a huge loss because of this.

I will admit that they eventually did try amend things but they really could have done a better way. My first rma went smoothly and they took care of everything, but as soon as the issue got out of control, they panicked and refused to help me any further. It wasn't until several months later that they had decided to help ppl. By then, I had already cut my losses by selling them. Man, I was a true EK fan ever since I got my first gpu block a 4870x2 block. I fell in love with water cooling and ek was my first suitor. I do like some of their products but the nickel blocks are still iffy in my book. So I warn, I don't urge ppl not to buy them but what could still happen since it happened to me.

If you want to see what happened to my blocks:

http://www.overclock.net/t/915966/please-read-before-purchasing-ek-nickel-plated-blocks-update-revised-plating-info
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They're still having issues though its not as big as before. I do have a right to be upset at them as they refused to help me with a cpu block, a mb block, a ram block, and three gpu blocks. I just don't like when people defend them and want to make them look like saints. Wasn't there a gtx 580/570 "EN" block in the marketplace with bad nickel selling for cheap recently? Yeah, I know that member's feeling when I sold off all my eK blocks at a huge loss because of this.
I will admit that they eventually did try amend things but they really could have done a better way. My first rma went smoothly and they took care of everything, but as soon as the issue got out of control, they panicked and refused to help me any further. It wasn't until several months later that they had decided to help ppl. By then, I had already cut my losses by selling them. Man, I was a true EK fan ever since I got my first gpu block a 4870x2 block. I fell in love with water cooling and ek was my first suitor. I do like some of their products but the nickel blocks are still iffy in my book. So I warn, I don't urge ppl not to buy them but what could still happen since it happened to me.
If you want to see what happened to my blocks:
http://www.overclock.net/t/915966/please-read-before-purchasing-ek-nickel-plated-blocks-update-revised-plating-info

That doesnt excuse your rant at me tho,i dont care how pissed at EK you are.

I agree with point 2 as i have already stated.
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post #18883 of 106071
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That doesnt excuse your rant at me tho,i dont care how pissed at EK you are.

Then what excuse do you have for your rant? What justifies you calling out people on their opinions whence you are spewing yours? Someone asked me a question, I'm happy to reply. I don't give a rats ar$e what you think of my opinions.
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Then what excuse do you have for your rant? What justifies you calling out people on their opinions whence you are spewing yours? Someone asked me a question, I'm happy to reply. I don't give a rats ar$e what you think of my opinions.

You go off on some 'sponsored by EK' tin hat BS and made yourself out to be a bit of a tool,i will leave you in your foolishness
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You go off on some 'sponsored by EK' tin hat BS and made yourself out to be a bit of a tool,i will leave you in your foolishness

Your passion could have been bought off. It has happened and I have dealt with people like you in my EK thread and xs.org before. Why not offer a productive rebuttal instead of attacking members? Why not say, lets take a look at and not rant about "Leave EK alone". Now, who seems foolish? I'll leave at is. You can continue to cry all you want. I won't continue to play your games to saturate the thread with useless junk.







Sorry Kev wave2.gif



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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

Okay guys, the EK disaster has been hashed rehashed and dashed on the rocks over and over so many times. Let's just agree that it wasn't handled properly from the beginning and are gonna have a steep hill to climb to get back to some semblance of what they were before the great corrosion disaster of 2010-2011. The lost ground to their competitors as a result. I'm sure we can all agree why this happened. Right?
So let's shake part as comrades and hope that every company from then on can avoid further wrecking our hobby. I think we can agree that corrosion could set the water cooling hobby back to it's roots if it continues to happen. I myself remember that I wasn't too keen on putting water near a power source when water cooling was considered a fad. That fad made EK and a few other companies very popular sources of product and quite a bit of money.
Now imagine what happens when every manufacturer is affected by the same corrosion bug. mellowsmiley.gif
Let's chill and keep it peacable up in here. We just hit 3million views after all. An no people they aren't all by yours truly. tongue.gif lol
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif


Sorry Ceadder, I missed your post. I'll call a truce as we are all members smile.gif
Edited by wermad - 3/28/12 at 4:27am
post #18886 of 106071
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

Great. EK Rep helps you out and you throw the Company under the bus anyway. I don't expect anyone to pimp EK for the failures they had but it's not just EK that has had plating failures. They just handled it wrong. Except in your case their Rep by your own admission "helped you out". No offense but it kinda looks like you're playing both sides against the middle here. mellowsmiley.gif

Wow did you read my post all i said was "why would you buy a product with a well establish history of failing"....agreed they look great and I'm not attacking everyone who buys nickel plated products from ek I'm just question the logic....
I would happily recommend any copper EK blocks but would i recommend a nickel block not at this point of time (of quite a few companies)..... not until i see less nickel failures threads on OCN.... and btw my issue was not with EK nickel plating it was an issue with the link/bridge that turned out to be my fault, but there rep was very helpful so i would recommend contacting him.
    
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it was an issue with the link/bridge that turned out to be my fault, but there rep was very helpful so i would recommend contacting him.

They are very tricky to use. I ended up using the wrong screws when I first installed mine and had a massive leak. I like the concept and its well thought out but its a bit complex which leaves a lot of room for errors. I tried the HeatKiller bridge and its is very simple and inexpensive but I would say I like the looks of the EK bridge. I do wish they would switch to a port system like HK to simplify and make their bridges more cost effective. I also like Swiftech's version and Aquacomputer's (though I have not tried them personally smile.gif ).
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Your passion could have been bought off. It has happened and I have dealt with people like you in my EK thread and xs.org before. Why not offer a productive rebuttal instead of attacking members? Why not say, lets take a look at and not rant about "Leave EK alone". Now, who seems foolish? I'll leave at is. You can continue to cry all you want. I won't continue to play your games to saturate the thread with useless junk.
Sorry Kev wave2.gif
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Sorry Ceadder, I missed your post. I'll call a truce as we are all members smile.gif
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

That's not plating fail,that's sediment from the coolant itself.
Take the top off and wipe it away,i honestly cant believe you are saying that's a plating fail BEFORE he has taken the top off
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Dont get funny mate,i have been a part of RRT for a long time now,we were doing the testing when others sat on their ass.
EK do have a hard task of clawing back some customer confidence but that is no excuse to panel them for something which,to my mind,is not their fault.
Im not singling anyone out in particular,just this 'bash EK' mentality which is not constructive.
I use EK...just not nickel plated EK..Copper is love.
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Incorrect,i called him because of his knee jerk reaction claiming it was failed plating rather than sedimentation of the coolant MIXED with a dye.
I am not defending EK's past behaviour, im defending RATIONAL diagnosis....which is what the OP wanted,nothing to do with product choice at all
As for sponsorship, are you some kind of moron? I run an EK block and 2 EK uni GPU blocks...hardly sponsorship (btw,i can provide reciepts of purchase)...even more ridiculous when i have no EK products in my unfinished SR 2 build,Watercool and MIPS all the way.
Now get off your high horse and drink your milk.

My passion is for the TRUTH.
Please take the time to read posts without emotional inflection in future.
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They are very tricky to use. I ended up using the wrong screws when I first installed mine and had a massive leak. I like the concept and its well thought out but its a bit complex which leaves a lot of room for errors. I tried the HeatKiller bridge and its is very simple and inexpensive but I would say I like the looks of the EK bridge..........

Ya I misinterpreted the whole do not over tighten the screws ended up leaking like a sieve lol ( I swear they were tight* lol )
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I do wish they would switch to a port system like HK to simplify and make their bridges more cost effective. I also like Swiftech's version and Aquacomputer's (though I have not tried them personally smile.gif ).

lol dangers view you have their last time I said i thought Swiftech's version and Aquacomputer's versions were better (not that i have ever tried them also) the amount of stop hating on ek !&%# i got was just amazing biggrin.gif
    
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Ya I misinterpreted the whole do not over tighten the screws ended up leaking like a sieve lol ( I swear they were tight* lol )
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I do wish they would switch to a port system like HK to simplify and make their bridges more cost effective. I also like Swiftech's version and Aquacomputer's (though I have not tried them personally smile.gif ).
lol dangers view you have their last time I said i thought Swiftech's version and Aquacomputer's versions were better (not that i have ever tried them also) the amount of stop hating on ek !&%# i got was just amazing biggrin.gif

There's a bunch of screws that you have to keep track off. But, after installing it several times, it became second nature. I was shocked when I tried the HK system due to its simplicity:

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