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Poll Results: In light of EK's nickel failure, will you buy their blocks?

 
  • 39% (230)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
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post #1061 of 1650
I dont know if this makes any sense, but, wouldnt this make you bit upset with EK support ?

EK Support 20/6/2011

Hello Victor,

I m sorry for late response, but had to organize production first for UD9 blocks as it will have to be made in copper version for you (should be next week).

Then...

EK supoort 30/6/2011

Hello,

Today you will be sent replacement; UD9 is nickel version as we do not have copper.

Why do they say something then do something else ?? Besides, werent they halting all nickel plated blocks ?
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That's what I was hoping to hear, thanks wermad.

I always keep an eye on my temps anyway, I figure that's where it will show up. It surely won't hurt to do water changes more frequently to flush out those particles, and I put in easy access drain ports so it will be an easy task. Bummer I put in the silver coils now but who knew?
This is how I knew mine were corroding. My temperatures were worryingly high. I took apart the CPU block and sure enough nickel shrapnel had blocked the openings on the jet plate.
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My supreme HF plexi lives well so did my dominator gt block, wut didnt are the gtx580s blocks all of them are hit with the defect. Ive ask my local reseller to exchange the blocks and ill be selling them off when i get them since ive moved to 590s.....

It doesnt damaged anything in my case but if i wanted a copper version i will order the copper version.......
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My supreme HF plexi lives well so did my dominator gt block, wut didnt are the gtx580s blocks all of them are hit with the defect. Ive ask my local reseller to exchange the blocks and ill be selling them off when i get them since ive moved to 590s.....

It doesnt damaged anything in my case but if i wanted a copper version i will order the copper version.......
Sorry to hear that you were also affected. Good luck and post any questions or any feedback/vent-frustrations about ek here

-wermad
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I think that Eddy is in really dire need of a translator who can use common sense to formulate a grammatically correct sentence. I don't know about you but when I see "workplace" where "surface" should be, I find myself rubbing my eyes and having to look at it again to make sure I'm reading it correctly.

Not that I'm judging the obvious gap in communication, but it's clear to me that a good lot of the issues before Eddy is due in large part to bad translation software and lack of knowledge to how specific words are applied.

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EN Nickel products and availability
Not all currently available EK nickel products will be offered in EN nickel versions. First EN nickel plated products are already manufactured and available for purchase. EN plated EK products will be additionally marked with a silver sticker located in front of the box:

This is what I'm talking about! I'm glad they are making smart decisions. Though this will align their products a bit more closely to Koolance and AC (ie, more expensive). Thanks for the update, +1
post #1068 of 1650
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This is what I'm talking about! I'm glad they are making smart decisions. Though this will align their products a bit more closely to Koolance and AC (ie, more expensive). Thanks for the update, +1
Instead of using proper mill tooling and techniques...

I was at my friends shop today, dropping off a rasa block which he laughed at btw. He just machined some breaker vises (used for shredding concrete reinforced rebar), milled them out of 8680 steel and the surface was just a hair from polished. He was laughing at the idea that copper was difficult to cut.
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This is what I'm talking about! I'm glad they are making smart decisions. Though this will align their products a bit more closely to Koolance and AC (ie, more expensive). Thanks for the update, +1
Only if you're ordering direct. I'm pretty sure that bulk orders from their vendors won't get hit with a bigger price.

I decided to go ahead and stick the FC block into my cart to replace some other components since I'm not going to be able to do everything I want to. I wonder if I could get them to remove and replace the Shiny Nickel plates with Copper and a piece of clear red Plexi.

The last time I asked them about Red Plexi they were thinking I was talking about replacing the Black Acetal which is the one piece of the whole cake I do want. I just don't want or need that nickel cover plate. It clashes with everything I'm looking to do. If nothing else I might just remove it, prep and prime the exterior and paint it the same color as the grills on my 932 are.

But I'm kvetching at the thought of a possible Nickel issue. Although I've made absolutely certain that no bit of aluminium shall see any water in my loop, I'd feel much better knowing that there was no shiny nickel on my board.

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Only if you're ordering direct. I'm pretty sure that bulk orders from their vendors won't get hit with a bigger price.

I decided to go ahead and stick the FC block into my cart to replace some other components since I'm not going to be able to do everything I want to. I wonder if I could get them to remove and replace the Shiny Nickel plates with Copper and a piece of clear red Plexi.

The last time I asked them about Red Plexi they were thinking I was talking about replacing the Black Acetal which is the one piece of the whole cake I do want. I just don't want or need that nickel cover plate. It clashes with everything I'm looking to do. If nothing else I might just remove it, prep and prime the exterior and paint it the same color as the grills on my 932 are.

But I'm kvetching at the thought of a possible Nickel issue. Although I've made absolutely certain that no bit of aluminium shall see any water in my loop, I'd feel much better knowing that there was no shiny nickel on my board.

~Ceadder
I'm sure ppcs will slap this sticker on its older EK inventory
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