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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 #921 of 1650
Finally. It's strange that we're relieved that we are no longer being penalized for a products flaw. Don't get me wrong, I'm much relieved.
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Finally. It's strange that we're relieved that we are no longer being penalized for a products flaw. Don't get me wrong, I'm much relieved.
Yep, no need to worry about paying money to ship back a flawed product.

One step in the right direction.
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Yep, no need to worry about paying money to ship back a flawed product.

One step in the right direction.
The other aspect is that it means they will finally honor the original warranty, no time limits. I mean... the shipping is one thing, but... the other wow.
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The other aspect is that it means they will finally honor the original warranty, no time limits. I mean... the shipping is one thing, but... the other wow.
Oh yes definitely, enforcing a 2-3 month RMA time limit for corrosion was ridiculous.
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I'm glad that got settled. Would hate to have invested in a MoBo block for my board and not being able to get it RMA'ed due to some stipulation regarding corrosion issue.

I think cooler heads have prevailed at least.

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So, if I understood this right the flaking/corroding MIGHT happen when the Distilled water gets conductive again (due to silver or sulfate), and if you're out of luck with your block?

Just a question, but if I were to stick my volt meter in the reservoir and get conductivity between the 2 pins in the water I might be at risk?
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So, if I understood this right the flaking/corroding MIGHT happen when the Distilled water gets conductive again (due to silver or sulfate), and if you're out of luck with your block?

Just a question, but if I were to stick my volt meter in the reservoir and get conductivity between the 2 pins in the water I might be at risk?
Actually the "flaking" happens because the Nickel plating isn't thick enough to completely cover the exposed alloys in the faulty Copper Substrate. It doesn't matter what you use, it's just that most people use Distilled water as their choice of coolant since it's cheaper and non conductive. Eddy thought it was a combination of Distilled and Silver Killcoils that caused it, but I think they've since realized that it's pretty much anything.

So long as there is no power running through the system when you test it with a multimeter there should be no danger of getting zapped. Just make sure you're powered down when messing with liquid and electricity. Of course this goes without saying I hope but it's usually best to say something.

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Thank goodness but EK is still not in my favor. Let's see what they do down the road. That will determine if they'll come back to my favorite side. Temps on the fixed blocks too. Anyways, I wonder what's next.
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Just wanted to share my new setup. Time will tell how EK will improve their products in the future.










Edited by wermad - 6/15/11 at 1:15pm
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^Lookin good! What backplate is that? I have the Heatkiller 580 and Rev3 blocks on order for my system. Will look goofy, but I think I'll be able to salvage my EK backplate for use with the Heatkiller GPU block lol

[edit] For looks alone, I want to get a second 570. My single card looks so lonely when seeing these other builds lol. I just can't justify the cost!
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