I’m still debating if I should waste my time trying to fix this one or just replace it.
Thinking of replacing all 4 of my EK ones with HWL ones. See if I can fix the leaking one and resell the rest.
If I do have to replace the leaking one I sure won’t do it with another EK one.
Most rads are all copper if they state copper rad not EK's so even if a hardware labs radiator cost a hair more at least it's not as complicated in materials used [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
EK rad Material:
- Copper fins
- 90% copper tubing (H90)
- Brass chambers
- Aluminum/Steel housing
That isn't true. EK rads are made in the same factory with the same materials as some other brands by one of the bigger OEM suppliers. There is nothing unique about then aside from the aluminium shell design.
The majority of rads on the market use a mix of materials including copper and brass for the wetted parts and steel or aluminium for the exterior.
Originally Posted by tatmMRKIV
personally, just got my first EK rad through a phoenix kit... They are overengineered to the point its a negative... I have used HWlabs and before that the OG TFC/Feser rebrands they are the only ones with this extender, the only ones with a movable rad core... I wonder why? maybe its just a bad Idea in PC building...
I mean sure it looks nice having a squarer less manufactured shape but it seems to cause more problems than it solves...
I used to exclusively use EK blocks but now that other companies are out I am looking for alternatives, the plating on EK blocks is reportedly thinner than competitors so eventually the water paths get eaten through on a number of blocks...
That's also a myth based on supposition that changed into a fact while being spread.
There is nothing wrong with having a negative opinion of something based on experience or whatever else but converting opinion into fact is disingenuous and unnecessary and adds to the confusion that newcomers to the hobby have to wade through.