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Artic Cooling MX-2 is Aluminum Oxide.
XSPC Rasa waterblock has a copper base.

Aluminum Oxide = Aluminum?
Aluminum > < Copper

Anyone see any problems?





I know nothing of the principles of corrosion. Enlighten me. Better to be safe than sorry...
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I've been using MX-2 with copper base water blocks for years... Never had a problem.

I think that problem exists when you add water to the mix... The water won't be seeing copper/aluminum directly.

There is often times with heating/cooling in homes where you have a copper pipe with aluminum fins. (such as in baseboard heat or some A/C units)
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Anyone else care to share with a scientifical explanation? ^_^
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There's no electrolyte and the aluminum is already oxidized, it doesn't have any lower energy states to spontaneously convert to.
    
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