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post #161 of 175 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 10:37 PM
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I used to use nickel plated EK supremacy EVO block, changed it out some time back for an all copper version with clear plexi. There was some wear on it from using distilled with bio etc. When I made the change I moved over to clear pre-mix. so far system is still clean, wanted to change out the nickel plated EK GPU block to for the EK-FC Geforce GTX FE copper/plexi but since it's an older card and the block is still full price it's a waste of money to change it out now.
When I finally get round to upgrading my sys I hope EK will have a Magnitude all copper clear plexi available, not just the nickel plated version with clear plexi?

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Quote: Originally Posted by AtilaEKWB View Post
I already explained, but people still tend to just stick to their ways.
EK sells thousands of blocks yearly. A LOT. The RMA rate is really low. One block with flaking or nickel tarnishing a month. I encourage people to open RMA tickets not just rant on forums and Facebook.
Nickel blocks are far more preferred.
People use purpose-made coolants and they have no issues. I have torn down a system that was running mayhems pastel for 2 year without any maintenance, all blocks looked like they are brand new.

It's really simple for me.
Either use purpose-made coolants and IF something goes wrong you eligible for the warranty claim and you will get replacements.
Don't use purpose-made coolants and if something bad happens, blame the manufacturer.
Proper Nickel blocks are preferred (for those that know). [email protected] nickel plating is not.

It's really simple for the rest of us.
Either use a proper Ni platting process.
Don't and endure internet shaming (and 1 block RMA'ed per month).

I doubt you would want everyone to use the RMA process... But let me tell you why I think your numbers are so low. 1) Even garbage Ni platting will last a while and 2) most people don't service their loop or pay much attention until there is an issue. I bet you turn down a LOT of RMA requests because the block / fitting was +2 year old (hey, just like Mr mongoled, our thread starter) What do they do then? Internet b|tch is what they do.

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Proper Nickel blocks are preferred (for those that know). [email protected] nickel plating is not.

It's really simple for the rest of us.
Either use a proper Ni platting process.
Don't and endure internet shaming (and 1 block RMA'ed per month).

I doubt you would want everyone to use the RMA process... But let me tell you why I think your numbers are so low. 1) Even garbage Ni platting will last a while and 2) most people don't service their loop or pay much attention until there is an issue. I bet you turn down a LOT of RMA requests because the block / fitting was +2 year old (hey, just like Mr mongoled, our thread starter) What do they do then? Internet b|tch is what they do.
true.. you have this 2yr warranty when user notices if theres any damage... the warranty is lone gone or close to it and then you have the magic question "did you use distilled water?" this will ban you from the remaining warranty any way.. XD
its a win win for ek

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About that EKWB nickel plating...

Is this something I need to be concerned about? It’s in an EKWB pre-filled Phoenix block so it’s only been used with EK Cryofuel, no distilled water. The block is only a few months old. Should I be starting an RMA or is it just an aesthetic issue? I’ll just deal with it if it’s just a cosmetic issue.





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About that EKWB nickel plating...

Is this something I need to be concerned about? It’s in an EKWB pre-filled Phoenix block so it’s only been used with EK Cryofuel, no distilled water. The block is only a few months old. Should I be starting an RMA or is it just an aesthetic issue? I’ll just deal with it if it’s just a cosmetic issue.

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Yeah that don't look good
Same for the jet plate area too was hopping you would of gotten a closer view of it too when you zoomed in on the looks like rust area did you use acid green fluid ? :/

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Quote: Originally Posted by fixall View Post
About that EKWB nickel plating...

Is this something I need to be concerned about? It’️s in an EKWB pre-filled Phoenix block so it’️s only been used with EK Cryofuel, no distilled water. The block is only a few months old. Should I be starting an RMA or is it just an aesthetic issue? I’️ll just deal with it if it’️s just a cosmetic issue.

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Yeah that don't look good
Same for the jet plate area too was hopping you would of gotten a closer view of it too when you zoomed in on the looks like rust area did you use acid green fluid ? 😕

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Jet plate looks good with no rust. It’s just that small area below the jet plate in the picture. It looks like a bit of the nickel flaked off. I was using the clear ek cryofuel that comes in the Phoenix blocks.

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Hi,
Looks filthy for clear fluid.
List all other hardware involved with this fluid system.

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I was using the clear ek cryofuel that comes in the Phoenix blocks.
My condolences....that explains a lot.

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Looks filthy for clear fluid.
List all other hardware involved with this fluid system.
Do you really need to know any more than the fact that Cryofuel was involved?

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did they stop rebottling Mayhems products? i thought cryofuel was not just rebranded x1

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Looks filthy for clear fluid.
List all other hardware involved with this fluid system.
EKWB Predator 360 (copper) with the included MX Supremacy CPU block and an RTX 2080ti nickel plated Phoenix GPU block. The Predator 360 was flushed several times with distilled water and then was flushed with twice with EK clear Cryofuel and then the whole system was filled with EK clear Cryofuel (which is what was included in the pre-filled 2080ti block).

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