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

 
  • 39% (226)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (350)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
576 Total Votes  
post #1251 of 1650
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

If you do what? Try and pick the plating off with your finger? Don't know, shoot an email to EK.

Yes that is what I meant. Sorry for not being clear. Anyways I'll think I will leave my block as it is, seeing my ek block has no visible signs of nickel flaking (Atleast for now rolleyes.gif).
post #1252 of 1650
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Originally Posted by Systemlord View Post

Are you using a kill coil?

Yes.
post #1253 of 1650
Well I bought 2 EK 580 Nickel+Acetal blocks, a parallel bridge, and the EK X res 140. I hope they work as well as my other EK products (Supreme HF EN, X58 Classy block). This time around I went with the XSPC Raystorm for the CPU, adding the 4 LEDS and slapping them on this Cosmos controller will be lovely smile.gif
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I bought a preowned Supreme HF (v1) from the market and its hold ok. The nickel looks like its tarnishing where the jet-plate sits. Could be a metal reaction or oxidization from the jet plate. I got it for cheap so I'm not too worried about it.
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Guys, out of curiosity, will my warranty be voided if I do that to one of my EK nickel block?

Why would you want to peel off the nickel plating in the first place? wth.gif
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Originally Posted by Kurehah View Post

Guys, out of curiosity, will my warranty be voided if I do that to one of my EK nickel block?

Why would you want to peel off the nickel plating in the first place? wth.gif

Yeah, I was wundering that myself. But then I thought about it some an maybe he was trying to prove a point with Eddy, to show him the protective coating was garbage. I dunno. What I do know is that the Nickel coat is still there, just not protected now. mellowsmiley.gif

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post #1257 of 1650
I just checked my 480 block again and its getting progressively worse, more of the nickel plating is gone where the copper is almost making contact with the acrylic! That area is pure copper now, but is clean and shinny looking. DS and kill coil.
post #1258 of 1650
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I just checked my 480 block again and its getting progressively worse, more of the nickel plating is gone where the copper is almost making contact with the acrylic! That area is pure copper now, but is clean and shinny looking. DS and kill coil.

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It's ok dude you not alone, my blocks are corroded too.
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Seeing as this is being updated maybe include if you're using the 'EN' variant if that makes a difference. I've got that running just pure demineralised water, emptied the loop twice since building - but have not opened up the GPU block seeing as temps are nice (one day I'll get the courage to do that!).
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Seeing as this is being updated maybe include if you're using the 'EN' variant if that makes a difference. I've got that running just pure demineralised water, emptied the loop twice since building - but have not opened up the GPU block seeing as temps are nice (one day I'll get the courage to do that!).

Don't worry about opening up your blocks if you have the acetal version. In fact, EK support will ask you to do that. Not that hard, you'll need some metric hex keys and a bit of patience. Especially to re-fit the the large o-ring.

Btw, my blocks when they went poo, temps actually improved a smidgen since it was just exposed copper (could be one less barrier to transfer heat).
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