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Please Read Before Purchasing EK Nickel Plated Blocks - Update: Revised plating info - Page 42

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 #411 of 1650
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
Kinda makes you think twice since they haven't even posted the actual findings translated or not. What are they hiding?
That was posted yesterday.

Part of yesterday Yesterday + 1 day = 1.5 days

They already said 2-3 days for translation...

That said, I hope they also post the original "report" as well.
 
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I'm not talking about the translation, I'm talking about the un-translated report. It makes me not trust this report if they never post the original, and for that matter timing is very pertinent. Who knows what is what if "they" do the translation. You know what I mean?
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well if they say it's anything besides something in the manufacturing of thier blocks they will also need to explain why the only ones effected is EK and also why it's not all of the EK blocks. If it is bad plating and they contract that area out I would of thought they could then go back to the contractor and claim the money lost, unles of course they gave instructions to do a less proffessiomal finish lower priced job hoping that ppl wouldn't notice for a year as most sites Iv'e read up on WC loops recommend cleaning and changing once a year at which point you may put it down to useage
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Thread Starter 
Just took a peak at my ram block, its got exposed copper on the bottom right area on one of the "fins"
post #415 of 1650
Popped open my acetal/nickel EK-FC470 blocks about a week ago and didn't see any issues. However my EK HF Supreme CPU block had some copper exposed (acrylic/nickel). Two small spots of nickel missing, hopefully it doesn't get worse.

Edit: Running distilled + kill coil if anyone wants to know. I think we all know the problem exists already
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Originally Posted by sivarthcaz View Post
Popped open my acetal/nickel EK-FC470 blocks about a week ago and didn't see any issues. However my EK HF Supreme CPU block had some copper exposed (acrylic/nickel). Two small spots of nickel missing, hopefully it doesn't get worse.

Edit: Running distilled + kill coil if anyone wants to know. I think we all know the problem exists already
My rma gtx 470 block i got back in March is holding fine last I checked about a month ago. My two other 470 blocks are crapping out, now my ram block, I see some black stuff on the cpu fins (could be a pile up of nickel debris) and some black spots on the mb block. Full tear down this weekend to see what the extent of damage is atm.
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This makes me want to open up my GPU and CPU blocks too!

wuuuut
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I just updated my ticket, which is "on hold". Gotta keep on trucking. Looking to invest in a sandblaster and offer to fix EK's nickel issues by removing it. If I can master it (just a bit of humor to mask my anger/frustration/disappointment/depression)
post #419 of 1650
I bought an EK HF cpu block back in january when the nickel problem first started, so i sold it on.So i then purchased a Koolance 370 cpu water block, then today i read this thread.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...coil-gunk.html


He is using a Koolance cpu block but not sure which model it is but his other blocks are EK,i know this is the first one but EK must sell 100:1 against Koolance.
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Just took a peak at my ram block, its got exposed copper on the bottom right area on one of the "fins"
That isn't a very old block right? <2 months?

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I just updated my ticket, which is "on hold". Gotta keep on trucking. Looking to invest in a sandblaster and offer to fix EK's nickel issues by removing it. If I can master it (just a bit of humor to mask my anger/frustration/disappointment/depression)
You should PM CyberDruid about sending them to him, he has a blast cabinet I think...
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