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So guys I was redoing my loop and this is what my 290x wb looks like after 2 months.





I don't know if this is normal and should I just wipe it off with Q-tip? I flushed my radiators with warm distilled water before installation.

I am using EK supremacy, EK 290x wb and backplate, 2xalphacool 480mm UT60, EK X-res 3. All fittings are BP. Also for liquid I was only using distilled water and monsoon silver bullet. Nothing else.

 

http://www.ekwb.com/support/index.php?act=article&code=view&id=22

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doesn't look terrible. Looks like there may be some plasticizer in the channels, and just general discoloration on the nickel. I wouldn't use silver w/ nickel though. I would use a high quality coolant which includes anti-corrosive, anti-bacterial, & surfactant. EK makes there own, and Mayhem's makes some of the best, called "X1"
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Originally Posted by skupples View Post

doesn't look terrible. Looks like there may be some plasticizer in the channels, and just general discoloration on the nickel. I wouldn't use silver w/ nickel though. I would use a high quality coolant which includes anti-corrosive, anti-bacterial, & surfactant. EK makes there own, and Mayhem's makes some of the best, called "X1"

 

The block is copper :p

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The block is copper tongue.gif





Brasso time.

erm... statement still stands. I wouldn't use silver. Would use an all in one additive/pre-mix.
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post #3898 of 20789
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Originally Posted by dcatvn View Post

So guys I was redoing my loop and this is what my 290x wb looks like after 2 months.





I don't know if this is normal and should I just wipe it off with Q-tip? I flushed my radiators with warm distilled water before installation.

I am using EK supremacy, EK 290x wb and backplate, 2xalphacool 480mm UT60, EK X-res 3. All fittings are BP. Also for liquid I was only using distilled water and monsoon silver bullet. Nothing else.

Try using EK coolant, plain distilled water didn't play well with my EK blocks either.

Soak those copper plates in ketchup for a few hours, they will clear right up. thumb.gif


Edit: If you open up the blocks, order new o rings. Play it safe.
post #3899 of 20789


Eventually I'll get a EK CPU block and change all the fittings out to EK as well. :-)

Here is the album if your interested in scrolling through.. NM the pics of my friends family LoL

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93755611@N04/12884644803/in/photostream/
Edited by Elmy - 4/2/14 at 2:58pm
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Does this product use the new eletroless nickel plating process?

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/ram-blocks/ek-ram-monarch-x4-acetal-nickel-csq.html

Can I expect all blocks to use the new process nowadays? Like the Maximus VI series of blocks and the new CPU/GPU blocks...
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