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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 #251 of 1650
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post
^This ,the only reason i got plexi/acrylic
Sometimes ignorance is bliss? It's better not to know? Eh... it was worth a shot lol.
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Sometimes ignorance is bliss? It's better not to know? Eh... it was worth a shot lol.
I guess..
I should't complain ,only have one of their blocks ,if i had multiple blocks flaking like some others ?... man o man
This can happen to any one of this company's and i understand but the way they handle this thing is just rude towards loyal costumers
    
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So what's the deal? Did they make an official statement?

This is the only gpu block maker to make see through blocks (that I know of). Maybe it's been like this all the time.

I've noticed lately everyone is jumping off the colored coolant bandwagon and on the distilled + ptnuke and/or silver coil.
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Just checked out my new 580 block after running distilled for a couple weeks. Same flaking found in a couple spots
 
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post #255 of 1650
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post
I guess..
I should't complain ,only have one of their blocks ,if i had multiple blocks flaking like some others ?... man o man
This can happen to any one of this company's and i understand but the way they handle this thing is just rude towards loyal costumers
I agree, I could care less about the issue, as long as EK stood behind and RMA'd their defective products. It's when they start to ignore customers like wermad who've bought multiple blocks/bridges/etc that I start to think about taking my business elsewhere...

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Just checked out my new 580 block after running distilled for a couple weeks. Same flaking found in a couple spots
Uh oh... looks like bad ones are still rolling off the line. Good luck!
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Just checked out my new 580 block after running distilled for a couple weeks. Same flaking found in a couple spots
Is it me or is there a correlation with acrylic here?
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Have there been any reported nickle/acetel blocks with the issue? I was thinking about it more and as someone else said, it also seems to start where the acrylic meets the nickle, in unsealed areas. Could it be that the nickle plating is so thin, the pressure from the water getting in that tiny gap is what's causing the issue? All I was using in my setup was purely distilled. I originally flushed the acrylic parts with ONLY distilled and have not put anything else in the loop. Last night I added a silver coil, but that was not in prior.

[edit]I also have not taken apart the GPU or CPU block. At a glance, I don't think my CPU block has the issue, but I'd need to remove it to look closer. I'll do that when I drain the loop again in the next couple weeks after seeing what EK will do with this GPU block.
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Have there been any reported nickle/acetel blocks with the issue? I was thinking about it more and as someone else said, it also seems to start where the acrylic meets the nickle, in unsealed areas. Could it be that the nickle plating is so thin, the pressure from the water getting in that tiny gap is what's causing the issue? All I was using in my setup was purely distilled. I originally flushed the acrylic parts with ONLY distilled and have not put anything else in the loop. Last night I added a silver coil, but that was not in prior.
I don't know, but when I checked my 6 month old blocks because of wermad's thread they were fine. My blocks are acetal and I use pt nuke blue with them, and lotsa drops of the stuff and it's slightly acidic to boot.

Acetal is many times stronger than acrylic, so you might have a point there with the possible acrylic flex allowing water to get between the block. I don't know thought tbh, but from my non-scientific observation there seems to be a link to acrylic.
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In watercooling loops a corrosion inhibitors are always highly recommended. Using ph neutral liquids and diminishing amount of mixed metals will also prevent/slow down corrosion.

These are basic guidelines for watercooling. If users do not follow them, corrosion will appear and it is not being covered by terms of use.
That was what I received when I contacted them about my concerns after reading this thread.
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That was what I received when I contacted them about my concerns after reading this thread.
Was it an RMA request or just an inquiry?
 
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