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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 #1291 of 1650
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Did you find the email address for Eddy? I'm sorry dude, I'm looking on all my machines with email client and I can't find Eddy's address. Only thing that comes up are the first messages with Gregor from support. Let me ask in xs.org as I know Eddy and his company are big there. I'm sure one of US retail sites might have them so I'll check with them too smile.gif
post #1292 of 1650
So their standard copper GPU block for a 580 GTX is not at risk for this issue right? Was about to buy X2.
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

Did you find the email address for Eddy? I'm sorry dude, I'm looking on all my machines with email client and I can't find Eddy's address. Only thing that comes up are the first messages with Gregor from support. Let me ask in xs.org as I know Eddy and his company are big there. I'm sure one of US retail sites might have them so I'll check with them too smile.gif

Thanks Wer!wubsmiley.gif

I've only PM'ed Eddy here directly and thats about it. No response from EK's support ticket site after I made a rather strong reply ......
post #1294 of 1650
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Thanks Wer!wubsmiley.gif
I've only PM'ed Eddy here directly and thats about it. No response from EK's support ticket site after I made a rather strong reply ......

Np, I'll keep searching. Don't really understand though why Gregor would ask you to contact Eddy directly. Not sure why he can't escalate this himself confused.gif
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Originally Posted by TheLawIX View Post

So their standard copper GPU block for a 580 GTX is not at risk for this issue right? Was about to buy X2.

This is only Ek nickel plated blocks. Most notably are the blocks made before their "EN' electroless plating process.

edit: just look for the "EN" sticker and I would encourage to buy it new to prove that you are the original owner and can receive warranty support.
Edited by wermad - 5/9/12 at 5:37pm
post #1295 of 1650
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Np, I'll keep searching. Don't really understand though why Gregor would ask you to contact Eddy directly. Not sure why he can't escalate this himself confused.gif
This is only Ek nickel plated blocks. Most notably are the blocks made before their "EN' electroless plating process.
edit: just look for the "EN" sticker and I would encourage to buy it new to prove that you are the original owner and can receive warranty support.

Thanks buddie, time to get my cheapo EK coppers biggrin.gif
post #1296 of 1650
Yeah only wish EK offered Copper GPU blocks for the 6870. Oh well, looks like I'ma have to get the Nickel blocks. mellowsmiley.gif

I'd get the universal blocks but the way the VRMs' are set up on the 6870 it would be near impossible to stick heatsinks on them. And costly too. frown.gif

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Corsair Dominator G. Skill Ripjaws X G. Skill x2 HITACHI 1TB Deskstars 1TB RAID0 
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST  Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Swiftech 6950/6870 GPU Heatsink Monsoon 1/2"x5/8" PETG White Hardline tubing. 
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post #1297 of 1650
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Yeah only wish EK offered Copper GPU blocks for the 6870. Oh well, looks like I'ma have to get the Nickel blocks. mellowsmiley.gif
I'd get the universal blocks but the way the VRMs' are set up on the 6870 it would be near impossible to stick heatsinks on them. And costly too. frown.gif
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Same here, I wouldn't mind getting some 570 V2 blocks from them in copper plexi. for one it would be cheaper and two, I wouldn't have to contend with the nickel degradation possibility. Alas they dont. I'm sticking with HK this time around and I'll have to connect my blocks some how or wait for their new bridge system frown.gif
post #1298 of 1650
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Np, I'll keep searching. Don't really understand though why Gregor would ask you to contact Eddy directly. Not sure why he can't escalate this himself confused.gif
This is only Ek nickel plated blocks. Most notably are the blocks made before their "EN' electroless plating process.
edit: just look for the "EN" sticker and I would encourage to buy it new to prove that you are the original owner and can receive warranty support.

yea it was a miscommunication on both ends.....he ened up saying that I broke confidentiality and will only deal with my friend (her name's on my invoice).....so no its not going anywhere. Too long can't explain here :/ If you want to know I can PM you everything; but basically EK is staying silent and I have absolutely no idea if they're even going to help me RMA my block.

Hence why I want to go straight to the top and clear up this mess.....hopefully frown.gif
post #1299 of 1650
Here's how I see it, it's clearly an EK water block and it shows signs of nickel plating issues, so should it matter who purchased it? I think not, it's just another way for EK to wiggle out of responsibly. This wouldn't be the first time though, typical EK.
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Here's how I see it, it's clearly an EK water block and it shows signs of nickel plating issues, so should it matter who purchased it? I think not, it's just another way for EK to wiggle out of responsibly. This wouldn't be the first time though, typical EK.

Didn't I say way back when the EN blocks were released that this would NOT solve the problem? The problem isn't the plating process, it's the cleaning and general prep work that goes in BEFORE the plating, changing the plating process is completely irrelevant. As I said before, if they don't change the pre-plating prep work then we're just chasing our own tails.
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