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

 
  • 38% (221)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 61% (346)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
567 Total Votes  
post #1211 of 1629
I'm finding that a lot of people are having success using distilled water with Feser Corrosion Blocker even after almost a year without touching the loop, if you stay away from silver and PT Nuke you be just fine.
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post #1212 of 1629
Got a response from EK; they don't recommend distilled water or any Biocide without anti-corrosion additives. They recommended EK-Ekoolant, Thermochill EC6 or Mayhem premixed coolants.

No specific mention to exclude Silver or products with Copper sulphate.

So I'm now looking for some EC6 (clear).
Edited by error-id10t - 12/21/11 at 1:30am
post #1213 of 1629
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Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post

Got a response from EK; they don't recommend distilled water or any Biocide without anti-corrosion additives. They recommended EK-Ekoolant, Thermochill EC6 or Mayhem premixed coolants.
No specific mention to exclude Silver or products with Copper sulphate.
So I'm now looking for some EC6 (clear).

Oh of course they want you to buy their Kool Aid, its to make up for all of the money losses RMA so many defective blocks! In the end what EKWB has done is charge more for the extra durable (EN) electroless nickel plating process and charge you for the Kool Aid as well. I wouldn't believe anything EK says, with a grain of salt I say!
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post #1214 of 1629
How can I say everything I read is true?

It seems like speculations from everyone.

I have two En blocks in my loop and one nickel plating from old generation and I've always been running the loop with distilled water and pure silver,
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post #1215 of 1629
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

How can I say everything I read is true?
It seems like speculations from everyone.
I have two En blocks in my loop and one nickel plating from old generation and I've always been running the loop with distilled water and pure silver,

Any flaking yet?
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post #1216 of 1629
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

How can I say everything I read is true?

It seems like speculations from everyone.

I have two En blocks in my loop and one nickel plating from old generation and I've always been running the loop with distilled water and pure silver,

Same here EK blocks running on distilled and silver for a long time
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post #1217 of 1629
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Old blocks (I believe prior to summer 2010) were very few cases. It was blocks from mid 2010 to mid 2011 that had this major failure immediately. This was my observation and based on several claims from owners (and personal as well). Obviously I was passionate to know why EK wanted to screw over their customers so I kept up with as many threads and forums as possible.
post #1218 of 1629
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Old blocks (I believe prior to summer 2010) were very few cases. It was blocks from mid 2010 to mid 2011 that had this major failure immediately. This was my observation and based on several claims from owners (and personal as well). Obviously I was passionate to know why EK wanted to screw over their customers so I kept up with as many threads and forums as possible.

I purchased my failing EK block summer 2010, I won't bother with it till I'm ready for my next build.
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post #1219 of 1629
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I purchased my failing EK block summer 2010, I won't bother with it till I'm ready for my next build.

The hidden ray of light in this ugly and messy ordeal is that the blocks still retain (if not improve) their thermal performance. The crappy side of this coin is without replacement;/rma, the resale value and your wallet will get hit.
post #1220 of 1629
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The hidden ray of light in this ugly and messy ordeal is that the blocks still retain (if not improve) their thermal performance. The crappy side of this coin is without replacement;/rma, the resale value and your wallet will get hit.

I'll replace the block in May 2012 as even then its still under warranty. biggrin.gif
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