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Please Read Before Purchasing EK Nickel Plated Blocks - Update: Revised plating info - Page 145

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 #1441 of 1650
You can get the unplated block if it bothers you.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Systemlord View Post

What happens when you double the wetting ability of water? I guess I don't understand how Redline Waterwetter will help out a poor (thin) nickel plating job...?

It reduces surface tension and friction... friction being one of the main things that probably kills and lifts the plating, it also a big factor in electrolysis... the molecules of metal tend to not want to stick to the water.

Not saying that the plating process isnt or couldnt be flawed... Just saying, this solution should make blocks last as long if not longer than we need for our applications considering how often most of us upgrade around here anyways. thumb.gif
Edited by AllenG - 7/4/12 at 10:49pm
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post #1443 of 1650
In light of this article it, has any one tried Koolance VID-AR797? The last thing I need to worry about is corrosion and flaking of the gpu block.
Edited by Bekster - 7/5/12 at 8:59am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bekster View Post

In light of this article it has any one tried Koolance VID-AR797? The last thing I need to worry about is corrosion and flanking of the gpu.

I've heard of a very few and random occurrences where Koolance nickel failed. But its no where near the numerous reports of EK. The last case I heard was over a year ago. You should be fine with them, i highly recommend them.
post #1445 of 1650
A very good read indeed... Thanks
 
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post #1446 of 1650
Oh no just got my rig together too! Using x2 acetal and nickel gpu blocks from ek. Using distilled water and was going to use a biocide. Should I just stick to the water and forget the biocide?
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post #1447 of 1650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickCrowely View Post

A very good read indeed... Thanks

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Originally Posted by Kropsky View Post

Oh no just got my rig together too! Using x2 acetal and nickel gpu blocks from ek. Using distilled water and was going to use a biocide. Should I just stick to the water and forget the biocide?

If you have any concerns, as far I recall, EK support does encourage to open the acetal-nickel blocks to inspect them. They do have more stringent guidelines, so I would encourage you to read what liquids and additives are ok by them. Use what they prescribe if you want to continue with them and have future support/warranty. Good look and if you change your mind, there are plenty of other block makers out there who make great blocks. Nickel really doesn't provide any performance enhancement; just looks, so copper is always a great choice thumb.gif
post #1448 of 1650
smile.gif hi to all

Just because this thread is very big, one question: is there any way to avoid corrosion with a CSQ EK blocks, Feser Tubing and EK\Koolance\Mayhem coolant?

I'm not going to buy them now but i'm planning to change my cooling. And also only EK making blocks for ASUS 670's (no copper, only nickel version).

Maybe somebody have a nice proofed fomula? biggrin.gif Thanks and sorry for my eng!
Edited by Master Freez - 9/16/12 at 6:26pm
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post #1449 of 1650
If you use a premix that's marked as having anti-corrosives, then there shouldn't be a problem, but you're trading that for another problem; most premixes will gum up your blocks over time so you need to drain, flush, and refill it frequently to avoid that.
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If you use a premix that's marked as having anti-corrosives, then there shouldn't be a problem, but you're trading that for another problem; most premixes will gum up your blocks over time so you need to drain, flush, and refill it frequently to avoid that.

Ok, thx!) I used in my previous build Koolance blue and inside was no precipitate at all but simple and bad copper Thermaltake waterblock (Kandalf LCS, old "all in one" case) was made without microchannels. Probably nice result also if remember some Jaggulo's (white CaseLabs with dual GTX590 owner) "gum up" with feser: he even couldn't flush the radiator from pieces after Feser One Fluid. That time he wasn't as lucky as Nathan Drake biggrin.gif
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