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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 #541 of 1650
It seems to be exclusively EK this time.

I'm just going to put this out there so that EK doesn't confuse themselves or others, in science/engineering/not-EK terms, Corrosion and Erosion are two different things. Oddly enough you can see that the words are spelled differently, and surprisingly they mean different things. EK continues to say that there is a Corrosion problem, which (unless hundreds of years of chemistry is getting disproved by EK's Slovenian lab) simply isn't going to exist at these sorts of rates in a loop containing Ni/Cu/Brass. Sorry EK, you lose.

Once we rule out Corrosion, we try to understand what would be Eroding the plating, and that's where poor surface prep jumps out as a logical solution.

In review, Corrosion is not equal to Erosion.

/rant.
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my loop sans gpu

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post #543 of 1650
i wonder if your PSU would handle high OC,looks great

@SaltwaterCooled..Corrosion or Erosion , PT Nuke...whatever works for them and as long it's not plaiting
lol
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41;13719402 
i wonder if your PSU would handle high OC,looks great

@SaltwaterCooled..Corrosion or Erosion...whatever works and as long is not plaiting
lol

The gtx 470s drew a lot more power than what these new amd cards will. I think I was pulling 800-900w on my old setup, should be around 650-750w now with the Caymans.
post #545 of 1650
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Originally Posted by wermad;13715013 
something to cheer me up smile.gif

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NICE! I have something similar - although mine, unfortunately, have 3 EK Nickel blocks about to be removed and replaced! smile.gif

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I know alphacool is not the best thing in water, but their Cayman block is cheaper than the xspc razor:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_580&products_id=31029
post #547 of 1650
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The gtx 470s drew a lot more power than what these new amd cards will. I think I was pulling 800-900w on my old setup, should be around 650-750w now with the Caymans.

Quad caymens killed my hx1000. It's enroute to rma now.
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Originally Posted by tsm106;13719696 
Quad caymens killed my hx1000. It's enroute to rma now.

wow! I would have expected that from quad-sli 470s and most definitely 480s but four caymans, wow again! Sorry about the psu thing, any thoughts to make the jump to the ax1200?
post #549 of 1650
I went to a TPQ 1200. On the HX1000, I tried balancing the load as best I could. No matter how I configured it, on load it wailed like a banshee and never stopped since. I think it made one of my cards squeal too, where it never made noise before. Under the TPQ, no noises or loading issues, but that affected card still makes noise. Might have to send it in... dunno.
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Quad caymens killed my hx1000. It's enroute to rma now.

You need a AX-1200 PSU.
     
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