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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 #301 of 1650
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I m sorry to see that. As you probably know we are investigeting problem.
What I know is distilled water is not 100% non-conductive neither is nickel 100% corrosion proof.
Using corrosion inhibitors would stop this from beginning (I know this because I run tests here)

Nonetheless, have you tried returning blocks back to reseller as I haven't seen something like that after 10 days of use.

Which Bitspower fittings do you have exactly?
That is the latest email I received.
 
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post #302 of 1650
yeah..butcher had his nickel start to flake after like 2~3 weeks..lol

EDIT..WOW now they trying to blame Bitspower fittings ??
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^^They are seriously saying it's distilled water?? What kinda cracker jack reason... lol wut is all I can come up with!
I'm on the same boat: WTH EK!!!

First they attack pt nuke and colored liquid, now this, its just unbelievable! They just need to stop chasing their tail and get this right asap.

At this rate, EK will not support any type of liquid and will defeat the purpose of their business
post #304 of 1650
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
That is the latest email I received.
Everything in my loop for the exception the tube and rads are nickel plated. The TFC compression fittings are brass-nickel plated. I've had those as long as the cpu block and they are still intact. The plugs ek provides for their bridges and blocks are also nickel plated. Why would they question the water cooling industry especially fittings if they are the only ones having this meltdown. They sell nickel plated fittings too! That's just typical customer support response. Its bad on their part once you try to redirect the blame to something or someone else where the evidence is clear and blunt you are at fault.
post #305 of 1650
I have been running my EK copper block with Aquafina and PT nuke, no corrosion problems that I can see with copper, have to open my Gold plated HF up to check it
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I have been running my EK copper block with Aquafina and PT nuke, no corrosion problems that I can see with copper, have to open my Gold plated HF up to check it
I've seen very few instances of copper corrosion, but I would be curious to see if the gold plating is on the inside as well. If that's missing, I'd be more pissed than my missing nickle! lol
 
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I'm on the same boat: WTH EK!!!

First they attack pt nuke and colored liquid, now this, its just unbelievable! They just need to stop chasing their tail and get this right asap.

At this rate, EK will not support any type of liquid and will defeat the purpose of their business
Next they'll be blaming our water
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The WHOLE point of getting nickel is to PREVENT corrosion of the plain copper.
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As for corrosion inhibitors stopping the problem this post shows feser one blue premix, which has several corrosion inhibitors specifically for copper, nickel, etc, and yet the nickel has flaked off in large areas.

Try telling that individual the fix is corrosion inhibitors.
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As for corrosion inhibitors stopping the problem this post shows feser one blue premix, which has several corrosion inhibitors specifically for copper, nickel, etc, and yet the nickel has flaked off in large areas.

Try telling that individual the fix is corrosion inhibitors.
Have a link for the thread?

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