Originally Posted by Live_free
I have been hearing stories of bad nickle blocks from Ek. Is it worth it to open up my block to check as I don't have the see through top. Also are there any indicators of this problem? And lastly will this affect temps/what bad happens?
Yes, there have been a quite a few reports of nickel separation from gpu to cpu blocks from EK.
No, your warranty is NOT voided if you open the block. The sticker is for leak certification mainly (from EK support rep "Greg").
I got my replacement fairly quickly and sent in my old block as EK requested it for analysis.
Originally Posted by septro
hmm? Link to the issue?
Here's is my link, a few members have posted links to their threads with the same nickel issue.
Not to scare anyone, but if you have any concerns, open her up and inspect it. If you have any questions, post pics and ask (feel free to post on my thread). If it is any problem, EK should be able to help once you submit a ticket.
Keep in mind, my situation was with a new block purchased a few months ago, where as my older blocks (~8-9months) didn't have this. good luck