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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  
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

The board will throttle the cpu dude.

Not everyone will hit 5.0 with lga2011. That was a big misconception I had when i went to x79. Even @ 4.66 and the vrm heatsinks hot, I never had a throttling issue. If it was that bad, wouldn't you want to rma it? I've seen quite a 3280/3930/3960s on MIVE without water blocks clocking 4.8-5.1. Never heard of this.

I don't think mb blocks are crucial. You won't change my mind TSM, so I would just quit if I were you. I learned this same thing about you so I don't even try (or bother) with you wink.gifbiggrin.gifthumb.gif
Edited by wermad - 10/17/12 at 1:19pm
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I like to push my motherboard to it's limits, if I can remove unwanted heat quickly away from the motherboard even if the power delivery system is very capable I prefer the heat exit away from my components.
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I like to push my motherboard to it's limits, if I can remove unwanted heat quickly away from the motherboard even if the power delivery system is very capable I prefer the heat exit away from my components.


My sentiments exactly.
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Then don't forget to water cool the odd, hdd, ssd, psu, ram, audio card. These all produce some amount of heat, no? If you striving for ultimate performance, go exotic thumb.gif

Lets drop this since I don't want to turn my thread in a debate about mb blocks. There's a nice ocn water thread and section to discuss guys thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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Then don't forget to water cool the odd, hdd, ssd, psu, ram, audio card. These all produce some amount of heat, no? If you striving for ultimate performance, go exotic thumb.gif
Lets drop this since I don't want to turn my thread in a debate about mb blocks. There's a nice ocn water thread and section to discuss guys thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif



Updated & Edited

Seems like I accidently stepped into someone elses debate, I apologize. redface.gif
Edited by Systemlord - 10/17/12 at 6:09pm
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I did not turn this into a debate, I simple stated why I wanted MB water blocks, you began to state that there not really needed since the components were designed to take hard abuse which is your opinion that I agreed to as well and I did not question it.
You don't ask a question, then say, "Lets drop this"! You asked me a question above so I'm going to give you an answer even if your question is a bit borderline sarcastic , since my SSD, HDD and PSU are in a totally different compartments so there's no need to water cool them.
You may the last now if you like, but I'm finished here.

woah....if you read my post, its between me and TSM. He likes to go back forth with me wink.gif. That's how we roll. Ok, you do what you want. I share my opinion, take it or leave it. Also, try to read the sarcasm and humor as I'm trying not to make this a heated debate. If you want someone else help, go for it. Your more than welcome to start your own thread in the water section or in the water thread. Don't know why you getting upset confused.gif.

Ok, so lets all drop this mb block debacle. This is my thread about ek nickel issues, I don't want to get let it astray off-topic. That's why Im dropping it (better now then have a mod step in).

Lets move on or you can take it to an appropriate section/thread smile.gif
post #1538 of 1650
Just heard about the nickel plating issues and I've been running 2x nickel GTX 570 blocks w/ nickel CPU from them ohno-smiley.gif should i crack them open and see the damage? are they still accepting RMAs if there is?
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Just heard about the nickel plating issues and I've been running 2x nickel GTX 570 blocks w/ nickel CPU from them ohno-smiley.gif should i crack them open and see the damage? are they still accepting RMAs if there is?

If they're the acetal top ones, you can open them. The sticker on there is for leak certification and their support will recommend to open it if you can't physically see through them (plexi top). Good luck thumb.gif
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I'm a bit confused about the greenish blue corrosion found in my radiator, nickel plated Bitspower fittings while my EK FC480 waterblock shows no signs of that greenish blue corrosion! It's no secret that my nickel plating began flaking off my nickel plated block back in 2011, why am I finding this greenish blue corrosion on all other components and not my VGA block? Which came first, the corrosion in my radiator or the flaking of my nickel water block? If you say the VGA nickel plated block started the corrosion why isn't present in my VGA waterblock?
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