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post #11 of 29
What pt nuke did you use blue or clear on that block and how many drops to a galon.
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koolance ftw?
 
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post #13 of 29
happened to my two month old nickel gtx 470 block. Greg from ek offered me a replacement but he also asked to run it a month longer after I scrubbed it down. I'm going to pull it this weekend or next if I'm too busy. I have a suspicion its not going to improve beyond the state it was when I discovered this issue a month ago. I'll update my thread when I inspect it:

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ck-issues.html
post #14 of 29
dam im just about to put together a loop with two nikel ek blocks for my 470s, make me worry, and im using feser fluids too, dam, maybe later on, ill switch to distilled water, when i can afford to get the Frozen Q res
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post #15 of 29
Is this problem only with the EK-FC470 nickel blocks? I'm about to buy the EK-FC580 Nickel+Acetal block. Has me worried.
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post #16 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by H4rd5tyl3 View Post
Is this problem only with the EK-FC470 nickel blocks? I'm about to buy the EK-FC580 Nickel+Acetal block. Has me worried.
No problems here... it's fine, idk what he did
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post #17 of 29
My first two gtx 470 blocks are fine and dandy (7 months old), I took side by side shots of the two month old thats bad and one of the 7 month old blocks. Might be a bad batch of nickel plating I suspect.

Funny, when I posted my issue on xtremesystems.org, they immediately sided with ek's first accusation that I was using harsh chemicals. Even the mods, edited my posts, such ek lovers, pissed me off I stopped visiting them. Good ol' ocn never fails and this community listened and advised on my dilemma.

<3 ocn
Edited by wermad - 2/17/11 at 9:13pm
post #18 of 29
Wow, that's really pathetic and sad on their part.
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post #19 of 29
Damn, now I'm worried I have two nickel + acetal FC470 blocks. Distilled and silver kill coil only. Hope this doesn't happen, but I won't really be able to tell unless it gets stuck in my cpu block since that's after my gpus.
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post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by sivarthcaz View Post
Damn, now I'm worried I have two nickel + acetal FC470 blocks. Distilled and silver kill coil only. Hope this doesn't happen, but I won't really be able to tell unless it gets stuck in my cpu block since that's after my gpus.
My issue came up within less than one month of usage (distilled and silver). inspect your block pre-install, run it at least a couple of weeks to a month on distilled, really what I would recommend as liquid only if you want to get anywhere w/ ek's support and you have to use them. If your block looks the same, continue and monitor once every month or so, use a small mirror or if you have acetal and are that paranoid, open it up.

BTW, per EK, opening the block does NOT void your warranty, sticker is for leak testing/pass certification/validation
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