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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 #951 of 1650
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krymore;13995371 
I had my 580 nickle block running with distilled for not even two months. Filling out an rma today.

IMG_1554.jpg

Sorry to hear that mate frown.gif

If you have any questions, concerns, or just wanna "voice your concerns", feel free to post. I was dealing with this issue for several months, but I decided to move on to other better manufacturers.
post #952 of 1650
Sorry for asking this but I was not about to read 1k worth of post to find the answer to my question. So has any one had any issues w/these blocks leaking fluids and harming any hardware other than the plating inside these blocks ?
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nope ,just failing nickel plating
    
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nope ,just failing nickel plating
ah that's not such a big deal then IMO. I mean I don't think it's a bad trade off for one of if not the best H2O thermal blocks for GPU's.

How many other options are available w/same cooling properties/capabilities?
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ah that's not such a big deal then IMO. I mean I don't think it's a bad trade off for one of if not the best H2O thermal blocks for GPU's.

How many other options are available w/same cooling properties/capabilities?
well depends if it flaking cloggs up your cpu block/pump could get a pain cleaning out every other month (as an example)
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ah that's not such a big deal then IMO. I mean I don't think it's a bad trade off for one of if not the best H2O thermal blocks for GPU's.

How many other options are available w/same cooling properties/capabilities?
flow/ temperature wise Koolance ,HK blocks are very similar to EK,if you want better temps look in to Aquagrafix or Hydro Copper
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ah that's not such a big deal then IMO. I mean I don't think it's a bad trade off for one of if not the best H2O thermal blocks for GPU's.

How many other options are available w/same cooling properties/capabilities?
So you'll enjoy paying $100+ for blocks that are faulty?

Okay....
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typically one pays a bit more for looks of the nickel and when you consider some like me who had six blocks in my rig that's quite a bit of money I just lost.
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typically one pays a bit more for looks of the nickel and when you consider some like me who had six blocks in my rig that's quite a bit of money I just lost.
you should just do like me get a newspaper and wave it infront of the pc it's cheaper, just not as shiny as yours
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you should just do like me get a newspaper and wave it infront of the pc it's cheaper, just not as shiny as yours
I know they aren't as shiny as the Nickel Plate. All that gleaming Silver just looks smooth. But there are alternatives that are just as good and cool just as well being sold by the same company.

Just get the Copper base blocks and have no worries. Copper really is the best at Cooling anyway, no worries about Brass and Copper having issues either so you can do like I am and get some really nice Copper base blocks and get everything you want from EK in your loop. Just not the Silver look.

But no need to chastise. Werm has plenty right not to be happy with EK. He's bought a lot of their stuff and they failed him when this issue happened. They've since adjusted their position but not until after quite a lot of people gave them an ear full and some research. I'm still of the mind that it was a language breakdown and that neither side were being completely clear on the issue. Speaking German is alot like Dyslexia. Reading it is worse. Making translation extremely difficult for both sides.

I think that Werm is just trying to convey to you the severity of his issue so that you understand where he's coming from.

If you like many others(myself being one of them/us) are going to continue to do business with EK then you might do well to do so with clear understanding of what you're getting into. Not all of us have alot of money. And all we want is a reasonable product, for a reasonable price and we want to be sure we're taken care of should the product fail. That's all.



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