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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 #1191 of 1650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
The thread only matters for used blocks or non EN blocks. Right?

~Ceadder
Any EK nickel plating related issues. Anyone experiencing issues with EK's nickel product (pre and post EN) is free to post their info and pics.
post #1192 of 1650
well looks like Il'l be getting the universal rasa GPU block if it fits my gfx then
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post #1193 of 1650
this issue affects EK cpu blocks as well or all those full copper?
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post #1194 of 1650
Anyone know how much it is to have a block nickel plated?
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post #1195 of 1650
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Originally Posted by FrostyGPU View Post
this issue affects EK cpu blocks as well or all those full copper?
Not sure. I haven't seen any Nickel Plate CPU block issues but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Personally I'd rather have Copper anyway. Looks much nicer imho.

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post #1196 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechSoldier View Post
Anyone know how much it is to have a block nickel plated?
Prolly 1/5-1/4th of blocks value (as they usually charge prep and go by the surface / overall square inch). That is nickel plating only. If you want chrome over it, even more. But it does nothing then just to harden surface against scratches, with are easy to do on nickel.
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post #1197 of 1650
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
Mips has some pretty nice looking blocks on the AquaTuning site, but PPCs is starting to carry them also. They have a really nifty looking Copper/Nickel plated RAM block but yeesh it's not for the faint of heart. $110 for it.

Looks awesome though.

~Ceadder
Link please?

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post #1198 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrostyGPU View Post
this issue affects EK cpu blocks as well or all those full copper?
Are you talking about the overall nickel problems or just the most recent EN GPU block? Their plating problems from a few months back were related to all of their nickel plated products, CPU, GPU, Mobo, Ram.
 
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post #1199 of 1650
I'm getting ready to do my first custom watercooled TJ07 build and I had my eyes set on the EK products because of their performance and looks but I'm starting to question whether its worth the risk. I have to admit that the acrylic tops look great and I like the idea of being able to see inside without taking it apart so I'm really torn between rolling the dice on EK or going elsewhere.
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post #1200 of 1650
Well, that's disheartening to hear about the EN blocks suffering the same fate (but not surprising). Now people will have to jump ship to get their nickel fix. If you are copper fanatic or just don't care either way, EK is still a source for blocks.

I would like to see other companies step up and produce more non-reference full cover blocks. One of the good things about EK is variety.
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