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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.
585 Total Votes  
post #141 of 1650
Glad to see you received your replacement block. I chose to go with the full copper block as I didn't want to deal with the nickel plated one. Hopefully I will get it in the mail in the next couple days. I probably won't purchase another nickel plated one thats for sure.

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Replacement came in today

post #142 of 1650
I have a feeling something has gone wrong with a batch of nickel plating. I don't know but that's my opinion, maybe something was changed and so the plating wasn't as thick as it should be.
    
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only reply i got from EK was to open it up and clean it lol.
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post #144 of 1650
They want you to open it up and clean it so they can see the full extent of the damage then warrant an RMA or not.
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Man, im staring to worry, im seeing black spots through the plexy in my HF nickel/plexi
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post #146 of 1650
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Man, im staring to worry, im seeing black spots through the plexy in my HF nickel/plexi
Sounds like another winner

Edit: With the jet plate-increased flow it might happen faster in the HF than the GPU blocks.
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Man, im staring to worry, im seeing black spots through the plexy in my HF nickel/plexi
It's probably nothing and your block is most likely fine there's nothing wrong with it.
post #148 of 1650
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They want you to open it up and clean it so they can see the full extent of the damage then warrant an RMA or not.
he just said it's gunk from my loop so there's no need for RMA, just clean it and use it. is what he said
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post #149 of 1650
Oh I thought you were Mongo I confused the two and I just seen your pictures... It's debatable open up the block and clean it there looks to be one spot where you can see the copper.

Also don't use the flash when taking a picture try to use just regular light the flash causes issues when trying to look for problem areas.
post #150 of 1650
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Pending pick up of old block.

Some comparo pics of old vs new. So far, Greg has been helpful and I hope my block can shed some more light into these "unofficial" reports about nickel plating failure:









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