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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 #361 of 1650
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post
hey.."dude" what's with the nickel clogging up the RAD's ?
most RAD's have 2MM (.078) tubes
it's not like you have cereal flakes floating in your loop,it might clog up eventually but you would need a lot more than we are witnessing here
It can happen if enough nickel goes into the system. 2mm's isnt a large diameter, and some pieces of nickel could be bigger than 2mms. Or you could get alot of nickel into the rad and it can end up clogging it. Its just a scenario, thats all.
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We're more likely to get stuff stuck in our CPU block than radiators. Unless of course a large piece comes off in one chunk...
Their nickel is barely 4 microns. I doubt it would make it past fittings, tubing, pump and still be large enough to get stuck. It will all get filtered by the modern cpu block (I concur with that), the natural loop filter.
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the only reason you get all the crap in your jet plate (most of the time to the bottom/top of the gap) because the liquid will take free path or it will get trapped/end up in your micro-pins and as for RES tube it have to be solid ,large chunks otherwise it will get pushed through

CPU blocks are the best filters
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Howd the loop inspection go? Did you get any pieces out of the rad?
Couldn't get to it, had so much stuff going on and found out my new cards shipped from across the country (Jersey) not from Southern Cali and they arrive at the end of the week. So, I'll be taking it down this upcoming weekend when the new cards arrive.
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Ok, after seeing some of those pics I don't think I'll ever but EK anything again. Doesn't matter if they fix it either. I've lost faith.

Good luck on getting things RMAed guys. Makes me want to open up my Supreme HF, but I really don't wanna know since temps haven't changed since I bought it.
 
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that exactly how i feel ,i'm ordering aquagraFX next week,if i get replacement i will sell it brand new
    
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
Ok, after seeing some of those pics I don't think I'll ever but EK anything again. Doesn't matter if they fix it either. I've lost faith.

Good luck on getting things RMAed guys. Makes me want to open up my Supreme HF, but I really don't wanna know since temps haven't changed since I bought it.
its funny how temps are 1-2° cooler on the bad ones with exposed copper. I guess that missing layer of nickel helps heat transfer a tiny bit quicker.
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yeah, i was a big suporter of EK, in a matter of fact in my sig rig everything is EK, but NO MORE
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post #369 of 1650
Have there been any reports of the same problem with acetal/nickel blocks? From all of the reports I've seen so far, it's only happening with acrylic blocks. However that could easily be because you can see through it.
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Have there been any reports of the same problem with acetal/nickel blocks? From all of the reports I've seen so far, it's only happening with acrylic blocks. However that could easily be because you can see through it.
Its more prevalent because one could see easily through acrylic. If you have any doubts open up your acetal-nickel block. Its a nickel issue, regardless of acetal or acrylic, again its just easier to spot through clear acrylic/plexi/perspex
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