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ir_cow

Member Since 19 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2017 08:34 AM
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galvanized corrosion in nickel loop?

08 September 2017 - 09:08 PM

So I am observing some light galvanized corrosion in my loop. Expect what confuses me is that all the blocks are nickel plated copper. Only the Fittings and Radiator are Brass. Neither of which shows any signs of corrosion. So I'm really confused of what causing it though it seems the worse on the block connected the radiator which has the nickel partly stripped and turning green. I took the loop completely apart and cleaned all the blocks, the CPU block had a nasty big green goop all in it. After I cleaned it the block still has all the nickel plating on it unlike the other blocks. Other the replacing the fittings and Radiator I'm not sure what to do.

 

Anyone come across this before?


I bought the wrong waterblock...grrrr!

14 August 2017 - 06:56 PM

Its kinda my mistake for not realizing the part number didn't match when ordering. But EK briefly made a 1080TI FE only block and than realized they could sell Titan Xp blocks and with a little extra milling the whole pascal series under one block.
 
Well I somehow had the bad luck of finding the one place that still sells the old block. Just my luck... I got a hacksaw and I just have to cut the front acrylic off so the DVI ports fit than it the same as the new blocks.
 
I'll post some pictures once I start cutting into it.
 
Old Block (I bought)
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Montana Earthquake

06 July 2017 - 01:24 PM

Anyone else feel the earthquake last night about 12:30AM (MT)? It was 60miles Northwest from where I live. It shook the house and set off a few car alarms. The aftershock felt like a train next to me. This was one of more intense quakes I've felt, usually I can't tell between the local coal train going through town and a earthquake. You know the normal low rumble.


Looks like X299 already has problems :/

29 June 2017 - 08:51 AM

der8auer talks about overclocking and VRM heat problems. Seems like because Intel rushed the X299 to market they didn't give manufactures time to make final tweaks.


Time to sell those old AMD cards!

08 June 2017 - 01:32 PM

Because of the second wave of Bitcoin mining, AMD cards are skyrocketed in price. I just sold an R9 290 I had laying around for $250 on ebay. Just last month it was worthless. I suggest anyone who isn't mining to sell their cards and wait a few months when the VEGA comes out. Buy the new stuff and laugh at those suckers who spent more than the card was worth.