Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Please Read Before Purchasing EK Nickel Plated Blocks - Update: Revised plating info
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Please Read Before Purchasing EK Nickel Plated Blocks - Update: Revised plating info - Page 34

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  
post #331 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
When I put my loop back together last night, I decided to wipe down my bay res. This is what came out of it.

Doesn't look like much, but that should not be in the loop! I can't say if this is from the missing plating or left over gunk from the rads though.
That's leftover flux from the soldering/brazing process. Crap, now I'm starting to worry. Will Bitspower blocks work with EK bridges?
post #332 of 1650
hmm that looks nasty.
im starting to wonder if buying from ek is good idea for me.
Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1800x ASUS Prime 370 Pro RX 480 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro  None Windows 10 Pro HP w19e: 1440x900 | Sony KDL40S-5100 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CMStorm Quick Fire. CM 1050w  Cooler Master Cosmos II Roccat Kone XTD (Optical) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #333 of 1650
had a look at the kits seems all EK kits are nickle (also they are replacing the 150 advanced with 150 basic in the kits so it say on thier site) and buying seperatly is more expensive as it's my first delve into watercooling looking at a cheap option rather then geting custom gear though I understand i could get better results going that way.
just my ten peneth thought on the issue and seeing responses saying it could be this and that and nothing to do with the EK gear I assume that other WC companies make nickle plated blocks and if it was some combination of what ppl use in the system would we not be seeing forums filled with post about this from users of other company plated blocks, eddy has posted on other forum they are testing fluids if this was the case it would effect all plated gear not just EK gear.
Personaly I would preffer an independant investigation as it stops the issue of biased results (again just my ten peneths worth)

love
Greenback
swimming haf-x
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k 4.7 1.37 v asus p8p67 deluxe vtx3d black HD 7870 kiningston hyper x 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
hitachi xspc raystorm phobya 360 Ek-vga Bridge edition  windows 7 ultimate 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
aoc 23.5" mushkin joules 800w coolermaster HaF-X gigabyte 
  hide details  
Reply
swimming haf-x
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k 4.7 1.37 v asus p8p67 deluxe vtx3d black HD 7870 kiningston hyper x 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
hitachi xspc raystorm phobya 360 Ek-vga Bridge edition  windows 7 ultimate 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
aoc 23.5" mushkin joules 800w coolermaster HaF-X gigabyte 
  hide details  
Reply
post #334 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
had a look at the kits seems all EK kits are nickle (also they are replacing the 150 advanced with 150 basic in the kits so it say on thier site) and buying seperatly is more expensive as it's my first delve into watercooling looking at a cheap option rather then geting custom gear though I understand i could get better results going that way.
just my ten peneth thought on the issue and seeing responses saying it could be this and that and nothing to do with the EK gear I assume that other WC companies make nickle plated blocks and if it was some combination of what ppl use in the system would we not be seeing forums filled with post about this from users of other company plated blocks, eddy has posted on other forum they are testing fluids if this was the case it would effect all plated gear not just EK gear.
Personaly I would preffer an independant investigation as it stops the issue of biased results (again just my ten peneths worth)

love
Greenback
What do you need to know other then the fact that it happens only to EK nickel plated blocks. C'mon...? Whose going to pay for this investigation?
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
post #335 of 1650
As I said it is just my thoughts on the issue, I don't know who would pay though if it was in uk you may be able to go to trading standards but not sure on that 1. but as EK are based in Slovenia that wouldn't help
swimming haf-x
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k 4.7 1.37 v asus p8p67 deluxe vtx3d black HD 7870 kiningston hyper x 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
hitachi xspc raystorm phobya 360 Ek-vga Bridge edition  windows 7 ultimate 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
aoc 23.5" mushkin joules 800w coolermaster HaF-X gigabyte 
  hide details  
Reply
swimming haf-x
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k 4.7 1.37 v asus p8p67 deluxe vtx3d black HD 7870 kiningston hyper x 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
hitachi xspc raystorm phobya 360 Ek-vga Bridge edition  windows 7 ultimate 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
aoc 23.5" mushkin joules 800w coolermaster HaF-X gigabyte 
  hide details  
Reply
post #336 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
As I said it is just my thoughts on the issue, I don't know who would pay though if it was in uk you may be able to go to trading standards but not sure on that 1. but as EK are based in Slovenia that wouldn't help
AFAIK they include their own coolant within the kit. Use it and if there is problem let them know you used prescribed liquid. No excuses then IMO.
And 3 stooges will also be happy about it.
Bakunawa
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K@4.8GHz ASUS P8P67 ATI Radeon 6990 Corsair Dominator GT 8GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Supreme HF Full nickel EK-MOSFET ASUS P8P67 - EN (Nickel) EK-FC6990 Nickel EK-RAM Dominator - EN (Nickel) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (360) EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140) Win7 Wanting Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Antec High Current Pro 850W HAF 932 (AMD Edition) Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
Bakunawa
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K@4.8GHz ASUS P8P67 ATI Radeon 6990 Corsair Dominator GT 8GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Supreme HF Full nickel EK-MOSFET ASUS P8P67 - EN (Nickel) EK-FC6990 Nickel EK-RAM Dominator - EN (Nickel) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (360) EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140) Win7 Wanting Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Antec High Current Pro 850W HAF 932 (AMD Edition) Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
  hide details  
Reply
post #337 of 1650
Thanks, thanks to this thread I bought the plexi/copper instead of the nickel plated version of the HF Supreme. This thread personifies the usefulness of a site like OCN.
Monster
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K Z77MA-G45 GTX 580 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 4x4GB 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Vertex 4 ASUS VE276Q CM Storm Quickfire Cherry Red MX AX 860i 
CaseMouse
SG09 Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
Monster
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K Z77MA-G45 GTX 580 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 4x4GB 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Vertex 4 ASUS VE276Q CM Storm Quickfire Cherry Red MX AX 860i 
CaseMouse
SG09 Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #338 of 1650
Wasn't planning to water cool my GPU's any time soon, but I'll be watching this thread carefully if/when I do decide to do it. Setting up a loop is trouble enough without having parts breakdown on you.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1090t@4.02ghz GA-890FXA-UD5 Radeon HD 6870 crossfire OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM Windows 7 64bit Corsair HX750 Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1090t@4.02ghz GA-890FXA-UD5 Radeon HD 6870 crossfire OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM Windows 7 64bit Corsair HX750 Corsair Obsidian Series 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #339 of 1650
A forum member doing a build that I was reading and I spotted this!


What do you think guys? Look at the nickel plated block.
 
The Last One
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3930k MSI Big Bang Xpower II 2xEVGA 780 64GB HyperX Beast 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB 4x2TB WDR Asus BW 12B1ST Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T MaxKeyboard KnightHawk X9 Red K/Led Seasonic X-1250w Caselabs MH10 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Razer Goliathus Extended Control Edition AKG Q701 Lime 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Haswell E Haswell-E Mobo 3 GeForce GTX Volta X 64GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2xCrucial M4 256GB 8xWDCB 2TB Raid 0 Bluray Writer Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x BenQ XL2420T KnightHawk Custom/Roccat Ryos Seasonic 1250 Caselabs MH10 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Extended Mouse Pad-Control Edition HT Omega eClaro 7.1 BeyerDynamic DT880 250Ohm Premium Headphone 
  hide details  
Reply
 
The Last One
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3930k MSI Big Bang Xpower II 2xEVGA 780 64GB HyperX Beast 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB 4x2TB WDR Asus BW 12B1ST Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T MaxKeyboard KnightHawk X9 Red K/Led Seasonic X-1250w Caselabs MH10 
MouseMouse PadOther
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Razer Goliathus Extended Control Edition AKG Q701 Lime 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Haswell E Haswell-E Mobo 3 GeForce GTX Volta X 64GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2xCrucial M4 256GB 8xWDCB 2TB Raid 0 Bluray Writer Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x BenQ XL2420T KnightHawk Custom/Roccat Ryos Seasonic 1250 Caselabs MH10 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse Razer Goliathus Extended Mouse Pad-Control Edition HT Omega eClaro 7.1 BeyerDynamic DT880 250Ohm Premium Headphone 
  hide details  
Reply
post #340 of 1650
keeping an eye out for the statement and to see if they can rectify the issue, was keen on the nickel block, but might have to go koolance now, after seeing this.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1090T MSI 890FX GD-70 HD 6950 Corsair XMS3 4GB C8 
Hard DrivePowerCase
Vertex 2 80GB SSD, Samsung F3 500GB Silverstone 850W Lian-li PC-K62 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1090T MSI 890FX GD-70 HD 6950 Corsair XMS3 4GB C8 
Hard DrivePowerCase
Vertex 2 80GB SSD, Samsung F3 500GB Silverstone 850W Lian-li PC-K62 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Please Read Before Purchasing EK Nickel Plated Blocks - Update: Revised plating info