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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 #871 of 1650
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Originally Posted by kiel^cx;13840024 
assumed i have to order one of them if EK not giving me an exchange on the new blocks.....

It won't hurt but it won't stop the corrosion.
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post #872 of 1650
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Tsm, your EK avatar looks like some sort of virus or plague
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http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=48167

an update over at rrtech.
third party testing to be done on a couple unused-never seen water nickle ek blocks a gpu and a cpu block
a good explanation of what the tests will be, etc.
post #874 of 1650
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Tsm, your EK avatar looks like some sort of virus or plague
I'm pretty sure my blocks would get denied rma.
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its really sad that EK had to cut corners and make these mistakes. Last I remember they were the top blocks and nothing could beat them in overall cooling, why if you have such a winning design would you cut corners and make inferior products?
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its really sad that EK had to cut corners and make these mistakes. Last I remember they were the top blocks and nothing could beat them in overall cooling, why if you have such a winning design would you cut corners and make inferior products?
Make more money, that's all 99.9% of manufacturers are after. And if that means they can do something to lower production costs while not having the consumer know then they will.
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Make more money, that's all 99.9% of manufacturers are after. And if that means they can do something to lower production costs while not having the consumer know then they will.
Yup, exactly. As I've said before, all businesses cut labor and/or processing costs.

It's not wrong to do so.

Until you've cut too much and it comes back to bite you in the ass.

Unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule as to how much cutting should/shouldn't be done. You take your chances like 99.9% of the other businesses in existence.

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I can guarantee there is a high chance of this happening to other EK blocks, its just most people cant see it with the acetal top.
Well put +1
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Welcome seeker

Are you rma your blocks?
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Just wondering, but did anyone with PT Nuke/PHN have the nickel issue?

Again, just completely wondering.
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