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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 06:40 PM - Thread Starter
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yet another EK block question

Not trying to start another EK sux thread

Tore down my loop for cleaning and to replace the fluid. It has been running for 2 years and temps were still fine, and the fluid looked fine. Was using EK acid green coolant.

The CPU block had green residue under where the jet plate injects water, nothing appeared blocked, this easily was removed with brushing.

There was also a green film in the bottom of the reservoir, and the tubing from the CPU to the GPU, and GPU to the pump were stained, the other tubes were not as badly stained.

The GPU block (Titan Hydrocopper on a 980ti) is a little more concerning. It did not appear that any of the channels were blocked. But it is stained and looks like the plating has been removed. Before and after pics are from when I disassembled it and after cleaning with toothpaste and an old tooth brush.


Before:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eVA...ew?usp=sharing

After:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11NC...ew?usp=sharing


So what is up with the block? I assume the plating has dissolved and the discoloring it related to that? Or it the green caused by the coolant?

I flushed the system with distilled multiple times, replaced a couple hoses that were stained green, and refilled with Mayhems X1. Still leak testing and getting the bubbles out. But temps were fine before and I don't have any measurements to compare before and after.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 06:44 PM
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yep, that cosmetic nickel likely dissolved into your coolant, n helped contribute to the film lines in your reservoir & else where.


Even the mighty X1 alone is not enough to keep EK nickel safe for long periods of time, unless you keep the pH in check. Even then...

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 07:18 PM
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Yeah I still have nightmares over acid green especially and navy blue too
Luckily I only used it for 6 months before I woke up after cleaning clogged block after clogged block..... and I ditched the cryocrap

So my blocks weren't too bad now nearly 3 years old just broke them down recently of course one is copper and only one nickle.
Hard to tell but this is the nickle horrible image but the stainless steal jet looks like it did the worst damage


Copper turned out better

CPU
i9-9940x With Optimus SigV2 and Heatkiller VRM copper-plexi water block
Motherboard
ASUS x299 Rampage VI Apex
GPU
Titan Xp with copper-plexi Water Block
RAM
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Hard Drive
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Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200p2
Cooling
D5 pump reservoir combo/ GTX280/ VRM block/ GTX280/ D5 top/ CPU block/ GPU block/ Mora 360/ repeat.
Cooling
MO-RA3 360 PRO stainless steel (25022)
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
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CPU
10900k batch # X016E724 with Optimus Foundation water block
Motherboard
z490 ASUS Maximus XII Apex
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb kit 16-16-16-36 F4-3600C16Q-32GTZSW
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 evo 500gb
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
EVGA 1000P2
Cooling
D5 reservior combo/ 240GTX/ 240GTX/ D5 Top/ CPU block/ Gpu block/ Mora 360LT/ back to reservoir
Cooling
Mora 360LT black 25000
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Keyboard
Logitech G710+
Mouse
Red Dragon Perdition
CPU
i7-5930k with Heatkiller IV Pro Plexi-Copper and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
X99 Sabertooth
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
EVGA 1000-P2
Cooling
D5 reservior combo/ 240GTX/ Koolance VRM block/ 240GTX/ D5 Top/ CPU block/ Gpu block/ Mora 360LT/ back to reservoir
Cooling
Mora 360LT black 25000
Case
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 07:38 PM - Thread Starter
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I got this GPU with block from a member here, its runs great. I have the original air cooler as well but I have never tried it. I don't know if this damage to the plating was there before, I just flushed it and installed it. I guess I will just run it and see what happens going forward. Does this nickle plating dissolving get significantly worse over time or now that the finned area over the GPU chip is pretty much stripped will it slow down?

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 08:03 PM
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Well it's not likely going to get better
Just add a filter and move on to another fluid
Mods coolant is good stuff and they also sell mayhems fluids too if you're in the US.

https://modmymods.com/modmymods-modw...-mod-0275.html

CPU
i9-9940x With Optimus SigV2 and Heatkiller VRM copper-plexi water block
Motherboard
ASUS x299 Rampage VI Apex
GPU
Titan Xp with copper-plexi Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36 F4-3600C16Q-32GTZKK
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500gb M.2/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200p2
Cooling
D5 pump reservoir combo/ GTX280/ VRM block/ GTX280/ D5 top/ CPU block/ GPU block/ Mora 360/ repeat.
Cooling
MO-RA3 360 PRO stainless steel (25022)
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 pro & 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
Mouse
Redragon Perdition
Audio
Built in realtek and Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
CPU
10900k batch # X016E724 with Optimus Foundation water block
Motherboard
z490 ASUS Maximus XII Apex
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb kit 16-16-16-36 F4-3600C16Q-32GTZSW
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 evo 500gb
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
EVGA 1000P2
Cooling
D5 reservior combo/ 240GTX/ 240GTX/ D5 Top/ CPU block/ Gpu block/ Mora 360LT/ back to reservoir
Cooling
Mora 360LT black 25000
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Keyboard
Logitech G710+
Mouse
Red Dragon Perdition
CPU
i7-5930k with Heatkiller IV Pro Plexi-Copper and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
X99 Sabertooth
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo 500gb M.2/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
EVGA 1000-P2
Cooling
D5 reservior combo/ 240GTX/ Koolance VRM block/ 240GTX/ D5 Top/ CPU block/ Gpu block/ Mora 360LT/ back to reservoir
Cooling
Mora 360LT black 25000
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 and 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G710+
Mouse
Red Dragon Perdition
Audio
Built in realtek and Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
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metal polish would clean up most of the staining and dulling of the nickel. The corrosion around the stagnant zones on the edge of the oring is permanent but who knows what the original owner was using for coolant. Probably just water.
That block could be almost 5 years old so its not doing too badly
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