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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.
584 Total Votes  
post #111 of 1650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by peter.t;12614740 
Well, after submitting a ticket and 1-2 weeks correspondence I also managed to have Greg send me a replacement. Hopefully I'll receive shipping notification soon. One thing for sure, EK isn't going to give away replacements willingly. In the end, am happy that EK will stand behind their products.

Awesome! wheee.gif
post #112 of 1650
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I just got word from another member, having the same issue.

WTH EK!?!?!?!?
Edited by wermad - 3/4/11 at 10:50pm
post #113 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post
I had a similar experience with EK and my 5870 copper block. It was only 1-2 months old and it had a black tarnish surface that would only come off with sanding. Only used distilled water and 2 small drops of PTNuke. My swifttech CPU block which was also copper did not have any of this black junk on it. I'm guessing EK quality has gone downhill and I won't be buying there products anymore. Kind of sad since they make the best looking blocks IMO.

copper will corrode when exposed to air over time......
if your's wasn't nickel plated like in the OP's situation, the black tarnish is PERFECTLY NORMAL

dont' go off boycotting EK cause your copper corroded cause its a natural process..........
post #114 of 1650
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post
I just word from another member, having the same issue.

WTH EK!?!?!?!?
.....my block better not have this issue when I get my loop up next week or so
post #115 of 1650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
.....my block better not have this issue when I get my loop up next week or so
You got the plexi or acetal?

And yes, bare copper will start to tarnish.
post #116 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by wermad View Post
You got the plexi or acetal?

And yes, bare copper will start to tarnish.
plexi+nickel
post #117 of 1650
Hi,

May I join this glorious club? I'm super pissed about this.

Distilled water same as the previous owner and that's all I've ever ran.



Hi res - http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/...1168f8ea_o.jpg



Hi res - http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/...cb96ae07_o.jpg
Edited by AdvanSuper - 3/5/11 at 12:10am
post #118 of 1650
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post #119 of 1650
All metals will tarnish when exposed to our polluted air (it's the Sulfur)
Copper normally gets a reddish hue to it, Nickle like Silver just gets a dull sheen
over time the this dull sheen will darken, this does not happen over night
(oh snap, does PTnuke contain Sulfur?)(sulfer is a BIOcide)

When copper will eventually turn green when exposed to the elements

(edit)
According to Petra's PTnuke contains Copper sulfate for the BIOcide

(edit # 2)
I think you all should see this, a thread from Extreme systems concerning this very subject
EK news, no RMA if you use PT nuke
Edited by slickwilly - 3/5/11 at 10:13am
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post #120 of 1650
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Originally Posted by slickwilly View Post
All metals will tarnish when exposed to our polluted air (it's the Sulfur)
Copper normally gets a reddish hue to it, Nickle like Silver just gets a dull sheen
over time the this dull sheen will darken, this does not happen over night
(oh snap, does PTnuke contain Sulfur?)(sulfer is a BIOcide)

When copper will eventually turn green when exposed to the elements

(edit)
According to Petra's PTnuke contains Copper sulfate for the BIOcide
Copper sulfate or the PHN variant which has benzalkonium chlorate. (oh snap ) Still not sure how the tarnish affects the coating separating, or how a regular copper block will tarnish due to the air present in a water loop Or were you trying to say it's sulfates in the PTnuke that's doing it?
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