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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 #1601 of 1650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizzyz View Post

Hi again,

Regarding the support ticket made to EK

I did not expect a miracle, however I am a bit disappointed of EK. I made a ticket requesting of possibility to extend my warranty due to unexpected and uncontrolled by me life issue, well I understand, company is company business is business however sometime a simple human gesture can be made. I am also company owner and I treat part of my Customers individually and I never lost on it as they always coming back later, EK Staff treated me in this case as one of thousands where I believe this was first kind of request like that..

You can have overview here: http://scr.hu/0r7w/yuz31

They closed by ticked without further response after my second message. So, I guess most important for them are the money smile.gif

I will think next time of what parts to choose in my next build, cost of block is 100USD where possible shopping I usually do occurs usually for 1,500-2000USD, this is the right way of thinking, especially I took radiators from there.

Same here, they wouldn't work with me and my seven defective blocks. No discount or any further assistance even though i was still under warranty. They don't have the best customer service imho. I'm sure they have, hopefully, learned from this situation but like any company, they're more interested in protecting themselves first before their customers.

Anyways, you have quite a few and very good block makers to choose from. Most blocks perform very close to each other so you can't go wrong with either one. Rads, there's a quite a few companies companies these days that offer better and more cost effective options. Pumps, they use rebranded pumps like many other companies. Fittings, there's more and better options out there. Liquid, use distilled or something else. Most fluids these days are much better then the crap that was available in the past.
post #1602 of 1650
Would you know if the new CSQ blocks have any issues with nickel?
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post #1603 of 1650
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Would you know if the new CSQ blocks have any issues with nickel?

Haven't heard complaints on csq, so you should be fine. thumb.gif
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Thanks, your the first person to actually have some useful info on them +rep smile.gif
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post #1605 of 1650
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Originally Posted by Stickeelion View Post

Thanks, your the first person to actually have some useful info on them +rep smile.gif


Not true , do some research and you will see that this issue has been dealt with before many times on this forum wink.gif
post #1606 of 1650
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The CSQ look is not for many but after seeing one in person, its pretty neat. The new blocks (ie Titan, 7990, etc.) are no longer littered with the circles. I guess they got enough "feedback" to omit a lot of circles and just add a few.
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post #1607 of 1650
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

The CSQ look is not for many but after seeing one in person, its pretty neat. The new blocks (ie Titan, 7990, etc.) are no longer littered with the circles. I guess they got enough "feedback" to omit a lot of circles and just add a few.
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Now that looks really nice. I would probably buy a straight copper EK block with that design. Nickel? Hell no.
    
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post #1608 of 1650
Haha yeah Well I have an ASUS C5F-z Mobo and the only block available for the chipset is an EK CSQ, so i've gotta go CSQ all the way to make my build tie together aesthetically
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post #1610 of 1650
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15577/ex-blc-1081/EK_Radeon_HD_7950_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_Electroless_Nickel_Plated_EK-FC7950_-_AcetalEN_Nickel.html?tl=g30c309s1626

does anybody recommend this block? It's the only one I can find that will fit my powercolor 7950 card

I have couple of those in copper versions and I haven't had any problems with them. This Alphacool block probably also fits if you want an option : http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p1142_Alphacool-NexXxoS-ATXP-ATI-7970-50-Serie-V2---Edelstahl-geb-rstet---SchwarzV2.html
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