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News EK halts production of nickel-plated waterblocks

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 13 Jun 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Cutting too many corners, and now burnt.
     
  3. warejon9

    warejon9 New Member

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    This started cropping up on XS a while ago, glad they're getting it sorted, hopefully mine should be ok as not using feser fluid.
     
  4. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    I find it funny how this is only happening to EK´s waterblocks, and still they blame the coolant :D
    Harden the frack up EK...
     
  5. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    warejon9,
    This problem have nothing to do with the fluid used. It is solely based on sub-par nickel plating, and cutting corners in manufacturing as rickysio also stated.
     
  6. Jaybles

    Jaybles New Member

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    They never tried to blame the coolant, they are saying that the additives or silver coils are causing THEIR nickel plating to corrode. They are not trying to blame another product otherwise they wouldn't have stopped production, and they wouldn't be trying to fix it. They are also offering a full warranty for the corrosion. I fail to see how they are fobbing this off on someone else.
     
  7. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Kindly explain this statement then:
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/5800743334_6aee97c96c_o.jpg

    "nickel is nickel" right?

    Many times EK stated that their was NOTHING wrong with their nickel plating, and even in the "official" test they trew out, it was only mentioned that "the fluid is eating away the nickel"
    Not once did EK suspect that their plating process was the issue, and kept trying to blame everything else.

    It is the exactly same story as with their cracking and leaking reservoirs. Just more stuff is affected this time.

    And about the production stop, they should have done that loooong time ago. It was only after sidewindercomputers stopped selling their blocks duo to the test made on rrtech that EK manned up.
     
  8. Jaybles

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    Apologies, i wasn't aware the issue had been going on that long.
     
  9. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    It's what I'd do.

    I lost an EK Supreme HF as well as the entire loop attached to it from flaking nickel pounded through the loop. The whole deal was a loss.

    However, I still have a copper 470 block I have no intentions of replacing. Picked myself up a Kryos Pro on sale at Sidewinder to replace the EK. Mine was old enough it was not covered by the RMA.
     
  10. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Kayin, your not gonna regret getting a Kryos ;) I have both the delrin and the XT version and they rock!
     
  11. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don New Member

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    if they dont get this fixed now, it will definately cause some massive damage on EK's not too good rep



    imho
     
  12. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    (FIH) The Don <- The problem has been ongoing for so long that their rep is toast... In my book at least!
    And that's a damn shame! I personally believe that they made huge mistakes trying to blame everything but their nickelplater...
     
  13. rjkoneill

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    ek nickel in my system for a good year now.
    no signs of corrosion but then, i dont use additives. just plain old distilled and a little mayhems dye.
     
  14. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Really good electroplating is extremely complicated.

    What, if anything, are they putting between the nickel and the copper?
     
  15. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Cmon EK, I have some older FC 275 blocks and they are just fine with distilled and a silver coil. Sounds like the new blocks plating is just junk.
    Rubidium is a great guy that really knows his stuff.
     
  16. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Heh, nickel 'corrosion'.

    Deposition method needs looking at IMHO.
     
  17. Shayper09

    Shayper09 Swimming in Deionized.

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    Bugger! I have a 580 nickel block with a kill coil, ho
     
  18. Shayper09

    Shayper09 Swimming in Deionized.

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    Bugger! I have a 580 nickel block with a kill coil, hopefully won't be an issue! :(
     
  19. Fat Tony

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    Err - how do I tell if I have a problem ?

    (2 x Nickel Plated 580 blocks)
     
  20. sixfootsideburns

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    they're so full of ****... it has nothing to do with the coolant, they're plating process just shat the bed that's all
     
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