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Old Oct 17, 2021, 01:53 AM   #7651
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What it looks like now... lol. After its rebuild was complete.


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Old Oct 19, 2021, 05:07 AM   #7652
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Are those EK fittings?
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Old Oct 19, 2021, 02:26 PM   #7653
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Are those EK fittings?
Yes. All of them are. Torque Fittings. Rotary. (yes, I splurged a bit.. They are like $11/ea but I got em when they first came out and they were only $8.99/ea)
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Old Oct 19, 2021, 08:28 PM   #7654
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Yeah they're good fittings .. look good too. I've considered their black torque fittings for the style.
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Old Oct 20, 2021, 12:06 AM   #7655
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Yeah they're good fittings .. look good too. I've considered their black torque fittings for the style.
Yea, had been sitting on them since before the pandemic. Finally went through and built the system the way that would allow the pump, res and rad to finally be securely mounted in the system.

You'll laugh at how I had to do it. lol. Guess I could take a pic and show the whole thing.

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Old Oct 20, 2021, 12:20 AM   #7656
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Yeah they're good fittings .. look good too. I've considered their black torque fittings for the style.
I have a few. They are pretty nice.

People rip EK for the prices but honestly, for what you get, it's a pretty decent value.
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Old Oct 20, 2021, 06:40 AM   #7657
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Well, I wouldn't go that far though I do think the anti-EK movement at OCN is a bit extreme.

The fittings they make are solid, but a bit overpriced. Their CPU blocks outside of the Monarch are outclassed by other brands, GPU blocks are middle performers, and they have a lot of QC issues as well as problems with nickel flaking off and going zooming through your loop.

I have an EK block on my STRIX and some of the best water Delta performance out of anyone with an EK block on OCN. I got lucky it would seem with a block that was machined properly. Lots of people, especially with FTW3 blocks, showed proof of their EK block literally uneven from the factory causing bad core contact.

Doesn't help that their customer support will treat you like a criminal before they send you a replacement for anything. That's probably my main issue with EK. Nickel flakes off the block into your loop and they claim it's your fault even if you just ran distilled w/ inhibitors.
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Old Oct 20, 2021, 10:03 AM   #7658
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I'm more annoyed about their packaging, they're basically the only brand where you have to cut the thermal pads for the gpu block, and it also feels like they are just throwing random screws and washers into their bags, if you are lucky you actually get the ones that you need.

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Old Oct 20, 2021, 09:28 PM   #7659
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Doesn't help that their customer support will treat you like a criminal before they send you a replacement for anything. That's probably my main issue with EK. Nickel flakes off the block into your loop and they claim it's your fault even if you just ran distilled w/ inhibitors.

Had that happen too. Chewed up a D5 pump. Hence why I now run a filter.
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