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Please Read Before Purchasing EK Nickel Plated Blocks - Update: Revised plating info - Page 136

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

 
  • 39% (231)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
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Originally Posted by zoid.srg View Post

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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

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

Currently running 60/40(Including Radiator) atm is why I asked. Not to stir tha pot. I too am running w/o additives. wink.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
 
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post #1352 of 1650
got my old card and block up for sale if anyone's interested
http://www.overclock.net/t/1261140/msi-twinfrozer-gtx470-ek-waterblock-ek-dual-serial-sli-bridges-and-connectors/0_30 frown.gif
sad to see EK go down so badly. But oh well.....
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Are these issues still the old non EN ones or are there issues with the EN also? Just Curios ?
   
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post #1354 of 1650
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Are these issues still the old non EN ones or are there issues with the EN also? Just Curios ?

its a mixed bag.....there are still issues with the new EN blocks. I highly recommend staying away from EK regardless as they don't know how to treat customers

see here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1258482/rant-avoid-ek-shoddy-business-practices-and-bad-after-sales/0_30
post #1355 of 1650
Thread Starter 
I was checking out Mr.Pie's thread and I stumbled upon more RR info. Here' an interesting entry by "sidewinder" which I take its Gary from SideWinderComputers.com:
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It is amazing to me that we still to this date get people asking if we carry this or that, and I have to explain to them we don't and why we do not.

Truth be told, after we sent our EK Nickel products back, were issued proper credit and paid our last bill, we were going to continue to stock their copper blocks. That was, until, Eddy himself then demanded we pay EK a non-negotiable sum of $10,000 USD for damages we caused to their product line.

I think that is the first time I have ever used an animated emoticon in my life.

This, after supporting his product line since 2007. After advertising their blocks exclusively in our builds, graphics cards, motherboards, and bundles. After providing input on EK products, fixing their mistakes with their products (4-way classified blocks)After personally helping Eddy with his English translations at 3a.m.... it would seem the GTX 460 "sample" that was bought and sent to Rubidium for diagnosis really rubbed them the wrong way. It is what it is.

The coverup is long over. Its not PT nuke, its not PHN Nuke, its not Silver coils. The answer is simple and resolved by deduction - almost no other manufacturer has this inherent, abundant problem with their block that EK has had. Does that mean that people who use blocks from other manufacturers almost all use different coolant? No. It means EK's plating process is faulty, and they will never admit it because it would cause a total recall on everything nickel - which would surely be their demise. It is less expensive to blow smoke to try and cover it up, while at the same time insult every watercooling enthusiast's intelligence.

While resellers will hope this issue will eventually die and go away so they can continue to sell you the Kool-Aid, EK will continue to peddle its nickel plated products, while at the same time blame ANYTHING BUT THEIR PLATING PROCESS for its plating problems, so long as the consumer continues to buy, and resellers continue to support.

End of story.
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Ah you just saw that? It's hilarious man. Pay 10K upfront lol. That's counter to any business' mission statement.
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Ah you just saw that? It's hilarious man. Pay 10K upfront lol. That's counter to any business' mission statement.

Yeah, I haven't been to RR in a few months. And I haven't been keeping up with the EK saga after their last claim about their self-inflicting demise. I'm too busy with my build smile.gif, need time to enjoy it and get back into the grove of Surround biggrin.gif. The HK blocks on my 560s are working great biggrin.gif
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Yeah, I haven't been to RR in a few months. And I haven't been keeping up with the EK saga after their last claim about their self-inflicting demise. I'm too busy with my build smile.gif, need time to enjoy it and get back into the grove of Surround biggrin.gif. The HK blocks on my 560s are working great biggrin.gif


Damn, you've changed cards yet again?
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Damn, you've changed cards yet again?

yessir.gif Running surround and these guys are doing much better than what the 480s could have done. I'm pulling ~2gb of vram load running crysis 2 @ 3240x1920.
post #1360 of 1650
Lol should be a sticky under water cooling dont buy EK they wills screw you my block has changed colors to but its acetel so i cant really see it and it still works fine i wont ever buy from ek again and glad sidewinder has droped them wish more would then maybe they would fix their crap and take blame instead of blaming it on bogus stuff.
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