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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 #1341 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post

bah
I'm never going to do business with EK ever again.
thanks for all the advice though wink.gif
sent you 2 some rep cookies your way

Good choice. After this fiasco, as well as my own personal problems with EK, I'm never purchasing another product from them again. Vote with your wallet. Why should we have to jump through hoops when it is clearly their fault to begin with? Poor customer service, blaming the customers, and an overall lack of product quality has driven me away. I always recommend anything other than EK as other companies have superior products.
post #1342 of 1650
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Originally Posted by Kinru View Post

Good choice. After this fiasco, as well as my own personal problems with EK, I'm never purchasing another product from them again. Vote with your wallet. Why should we have to jump through hoops when it is clearly their fault to begin with? Poor customer service, blaming the customers, and an overall lack of product quality has driven me away. I always recommend anything other than EK as other companies have superior products.

and to think that I bought some EK SLI bridges when I was going to buy a 2nd waterblock.

Keep your eyes open if anyone here still uses EK and has multiple GPU blocks; I'm goign to sell these and move to AquagraFX or Heatkiller for my next blocks.
post #1343 of 1650
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If anyone missed it:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dousand Thollars View Post

Quote:
Last year EK received a few reports of excessive staining in EK products and also some reports of corrosion.
EK lab therefore undertook laboratory testing to investigate these occurrences and the results both confirmed the reports and demonstrated how the staining and corrosion could be avoided. The tests showed that only coolants with anti-corrosive additive keep water blocks clean, corrosion free and easy to maintain in the long run. Using other coolants, such as distilled water, with or without algicide, will result in staining, pitting and ultimately corrosion of the blocks. The report includes pictures of all the test results, clearly illustrating the significant benefits of using an anti-corrosion additive.
Source
Full test document
Not sure if this is strictly news, but it sure as hell was news to me!
And before you all start up, let's just assume that it's not the blocks that are at fault. After all, we're testing the different deposits of different liquids left on the SAME blocks.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1257682/ek-using-water-as-a-coolant-will-cause-corrosion




Tbh, it seems like they just keep shooting themselves in the foot rolleyes.gif
Edited by wermad - 5/15/12 at 2:26pm
post #1344 of 1650
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

If anyone missed it:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1257682/ek-using-water-as-a-coolant-will-cause-corrosion
Tbh, it seems like they just keep shooting themselves in the foot rolleyes.gif

bullcrap.
Hence why I'll never do business with EK. Last time I'll ever deal with them....still trying to sort out a RMA. If not I'll be selling it over the weekend.
post #1345 of 1650
enough is enough.
I'm never buying EK for good this time

look for my 470 flaking block if anyone is looking for one wink.gif
going to post it up soon
http://www.overclock.net/t/1258482/rant-ek-shoddy-business-practices-and-crap-after-sales-support/0_30
post #1346 of 1650
I'll beleve it the day it happens to me, my oldest EK block is nearly 2 years old and it is still as it was the day it was new. Its seen several types of different coolants from car antifreeze and feser, aquacool and EKcoolant to plain distilled water and even tap water at one time. One thing though, Ive never used any killcoil, coppersulfate or any other form of anti microbial additive.
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post #1347 of 1650
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I'll beleve it the day it happens to me, my oldest EK block is nearly 2 years old and it is still as it was the day it was new. Its seen several types of different coolants from car antifreeze and feser, aquacool and EKcoolant to plain distilled water and even tap water at one time. One thing though, Ive never used any killcoil, coppersulfate or any other form of anti microbial additive.

the old EK blocks had no problems.
Only the blocks from last year late summer then users started reporting problems
post #1348 of 1650
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post

the old EK blocks had no problems.
Only the blocks from last year late summer then users started reporting problems

OK thanks, I didnt know that. However I also have waterblocks(1 dominator block, and 2 6970v2 blocks) from that period thats been in the same loop, those seem OK as well.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post

the old EK blocks had no problems.
Only the blocks from last year late summer then users started reporting problems

OK thanks, I didnt know that. However I also have waterblocks(1 dominator block, and 2 6970v2 blocks) from that period thats been in the same loop, those seem OK as well.

All Nickel? Or do you have a good mix of metals in your loop? mellowsmiley.gif

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All Nickel? Or do you have a good mix of metals in your loop? mellowsmiley.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

all nickel, copper and brass in the radiators and i think aluminum in the quick disconects. Im aware thet some metals should not be mixed, but i havent had any problems this far and that is for me what counts smile.gif
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