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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 #1571 of 1650
It's brass.
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post #1572 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

Sure you are mixing metals. There is the brass and/or copper of your rads, then silver from your silvercoil, and of course the nickel.
Now you can tell me those all are pretty close on that electric chart but close is not exactly the same.
The fact is that all metals corrode, eventually they all corrode, even stainless steel. So I have no desire to help that corrosion along by introducing galvanic corrosion in the equation.
My next loop will have only copper, no silver, and no nickel. I wish they made copper fittings but unfortunately, they are all brass so I will have to deal with that.
Cheers :chers:

That what i was thinking of doing initially but for the 7990 there is for now only the EK block, and thats probably going to be nickel plated copper.
Besides as you said, there are no copper only fittings.
Brass is the closest one there is ?

What if i copper plate some fittings ? Will that do the trick ?

What about silver plating the Aqua computer copper radiators ? Would that last longer ?

I am looking to build me something that will last me for years.

There is one aqua computer CPU waterblock made of silver also.
I could plate all the loop in silver. If that would do the trick.

I want to male it so that the liquid comes only with copper in contact, or if possible silver. Going silver will probably cost to muchs, as one needs to electroplate everything, but going copper is easier, since there are allready copper only radiators, and waterblocks, one needs to plate only the fittings.

I just saw bits power has silver and golt plated fittings on sale. So i don't need to silver plate the fittings at least, Only the radiators.
post #1573 of 1650
Silver plating everything... don't you think that is a bit paranoid wink.gif

I am using almost the same stuff for more than 9 years now.There are several different materials mixed together and everything looks fine.
post #1574 of 1650
How exactly do you intend to silver plate the fluid contact components of your radiator? This should be interesting.
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I didn't said i will be silverplating stuff. I just gave it a thought. Thats all.
Perhaps Shoggy can better tell us if the those modular radiator from aquacomputer (the ones with pump, and from copper) if they can be silver plated.

Its just a though, from the looks of it, seems easier to keep it all copper, and then use silver or gold plated fittings.

To bad that aquacomputer doesnt havea 7990 waterblock. I guess now that the new generation is coming it makes little sense to make one. Well, at least EKWB said it would made one, so if i deide to go the dual 7990 route, at least i'll have a way to watercool the monsters.

I would have chosen a aquacomputer waterblock instead of the EKWB any day. Their waterblocks seem to be made of unplated copper.
Shoggy, correct me if i'm wrong.
Perhaps if they promise they will be making one for the 8990, smile.gif then i will hold for that.
post #1576 of 1650
I guess making a silver plated radiator would not be so expensive, or perhaps it could, solid silver raditor, probably would cost a fortune.

But they, aqua computer does have that silver cpu water block.
Maybe they should be offering the silver plating option on custom orders.

Its just me thinking. I guess the copper radiator is either way allready better than the rest of the gang as is.

But that#s just me beeing a perfectionist.
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post #1578 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bytales View Post

Its just a though, from the looks of it, seems easier to keep it all copper, and then use silver or gold plating.

I would think just bare copper fittings would be easier and more economic. I just dont knoe why all fittings are brass and not copper. Give us all one metal to work with, and only one metal. Wanna different look? Paint it any color you want, even shiny silver if you want.

Cheers cheers.gif
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I guess copper is too soft for threads, I guess the threads would be bust if you screw something on just once lol.
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

If you want a preserve your copper (the non contact and water-contact surfaces), use a cleaner like TarnX and then some clear lacquer to preserve the shiny smile.gif.

NevRDull works well for that too. I had to remove my block from the CPU so I could RMA it. Which meant that my block would be open to the air while attached to the socket. So I applied two pieces of FrogTape on the surface to prevent oxidation. Should it oxidize no biggee. I can use Ketchup to remove the patina should any form on the surface while I am away. I will put together a photo log when I get back and post it here. Gonna be a few months though. thumb.gif

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