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post #21 of 178 (permalink) Old 03-06-2020, 05:02 AM
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So we have to use the crapy EK fuel to get an RMA on EK products? Just one more reason never to buy anything EK.

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Sort of acid green ek cryofuel premix
Here they are before the vinegar
Spoiler!
those looks better than the first pics...some people take aesthetics to the extreme i dont mind a nick or two this dont bother me at all..

But telling me my warranty is void as soon i mention i used distilled water>>>???

Eventually the nickel plating its going to flake no matter what specially the one in the cpu on the block fins with the jet stream hitting it with water constantly.. ITS PLATED afterall...

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Quote: Originally Posted by AtilaEKWB View Post
Hi there!
Let me try to jump in on this subject.
Spoiler!

is a warranty period. I could try and push it through RMA if you have proof of the purchase of purpose-made coolants that contain anticorrosives.
Not adhering to the recommended use of nickel-plated products also voids the warranty.


So, two separate cases?
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Quote: Originally Posted by AtilaEKWB View Post
This is a very interesting topic for me. I have been yapping for a while about the Nickle plating, and its quality and that something should be done.

The thing is, the RMA numbers for these cases are really low. Relative to the number of sold blocks, the RMA claims of nickel flaking are so small that every time I bring up the subject, I'm just given the numbers.
Also, everyone who has nickel flaking or "corrosion" of the nickel, within the warranty period, and has proof of purchase for a purpose made coolant, the user is entitled to a brand new cold plate, free of charge.

Spoiler!

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So we have to use the crapy EK fuel to get an RMA on EK products? Just one more reason never to buy anything EK.
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I don't see anywhere he said must be EK fluids just proof of purchase of purpose additives for corrosion which could be mayhems biocide+ and Inhibitor+ with distilled water or another companies premix just not Only distilled water.

He did not mention anything about silver kill coil although they do not sell silver kill coil that I've ever notice and don't provide one in their kits either.

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Quote: Originally Posted by zGunBLADEz View Post
wait what?? I be using distilled water with a silver killcoil and NEVER had issues on any of my loops... I had loops for over 2 yrs without dismantle and they are as clean as the first day...
Are you running nickel blocks or copper ones? If you had no issues with nickel blocks, that is a fantastic result.
You are not the only one who is running pure distilled water and has no issues, but in our experience, and RMA examination says that is
the easiest way to kill your loop. If not with corrosion then its biological growth. Silver coils are also not recommended with Nickel blocks,
even

The most complaints we have gotten are with folks using pure distilled water and the nickel would start corroding or something funny growing inside the loop.
I have seen horrific pictures of dead blocks and the customer was saying "what kind of **** products is this, I was using only pure distilled water!"

Since then, we are adding it to the user manual and web page, that it's mandatory to use purpose-made coolants with nickel-plated blocks.
I hope everyone understands that not every customer is educated and knows how he should treat his liquid-cooled PC.
We were forced to do this since users are often using random liquids, tap water mixing who knows what metals, so safety measures like those warning labels are used.

Quote: Originally Posted by Shawnb99 View Post
So we have to use the crapy EK fuel to get an RMA on EK products? Just one more reason never to buy anything EK.
I suggest you just read what I wrote again. Please don't go cherry-picking through what I wrote, read everything.
But, we most certainly will not provide warranty for 3D coolants and other experimental particulate stuff that scrapes off the nickel plating.
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ppl confused the exposed cooper with corrosion as well lol it just flaked nickel and walla coopper got exposed.

Let me not create more fire lol edited

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Quote: Originally Posted by AtilaEKWB View Post
Are you running nickel blocks or copper ones? If you had no issues with nickel blocks, that is a fantastic result.
You are not the only one who is running pure distilled water and has no issues, but in our experience, and RMA examination says that is
the easiest way to kill your loop. If not with corrosion then its biological growth. Silver coils are also not recommended with Nickel blocks,
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nickel/copper... you mixing metals anyway the rad the fittings not everything is 100% one metal perse...

i had never killed my loops and all i use is distilled water with a killcoil my current loop right now is almost a gallon big as it goes to the outside and it have 2 gpu blocks/cpu/3 rads 240/ 1260 radiator over 30 feet of tubing 2 d5s and their own reservoir each one the pc itself and the outside 1260 rad and a chiller between them both all connected in one single loop.... planning to add a 5 gallon in the combo as a battery reservoir for my chiller to cut the start ons..

0 issues.


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ppl confused the exposed cooper with corrosion as well lol it just flaked nickel and walla coopper got exposed.

Let me not create more fire lol edited
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I appreciate that edit because all I did was show what he actually said

If he had said only ek fluids are allowed i would of said something totally different

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Quote: Originally Posted by zGunBLADEz View Post
nickel/cooper... you mixing metals anyway the rad the fittings not everything is 100% one metal perse...

i had never killed my loops and all i use is distilled water with a killcoil my current loop right now is almost a gallon big as it goes to the outside and it have 2 gpu blocks/cpu/3 rads 240/ 1260 radiator over 30 feet of tubing 2 d5s and their own reservoir each one the pc itself and the outside 1260 rad and a chiller between them both all connected in one single loop.... planning to add a 5 gallon in the combo as a battery reservoir for my chiller to cut the start ons..

0 issues.
That's why i went with Alphacool rads, the interior is all copper even the end tanks. My EK cpu block is also all copper so is my gpu block, the fittings are ek and using distilled water and biocide a drop every mont like the bottle says after whats probably been 2 years my fittings still look brand new after being wiped.

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btw one of my old blocks EK Supreme HF its around on my wc gear pile right now...

also use it on the inside 0 issues XD

btw i also had done "home" plating so i know the process of it..
that "TSUBA" guard needed to be as clean as possible all the coloring everything needs to be gone so the silver plating sticks to it like that..
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Yeah I'll have to pick up some of that mothers stuff need to polish the sigV2 and ...

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