Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 16, 2012, 01:44 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Surrey
Posts: 42

My System Specs

Default EK Supreme hf EN nickel vs. Copper

Hi guys,

planning on putting my rig under water soon. am for sure cooling my graphics card with a copper block (will be a gtx680) . I'm wondering whether I should go for the copper cpu block or the EN nickel block. I have been hearing a lot about EK plating fails in the past, and would not like to have a similar disaster happen to me... I will be running distilled with a kill coil.

thanks for the input!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 16, 2012, 01:58 PM
botat29's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 828
Default

EK will probably make sure it won't happen any more.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 16, 2012, 02:06 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,639

My System Specs

Default

If you're at all concerned about it, just order the copper one. There's no performance difference between the two. (I've got one of each, and haven't noticed any issues with my nickel plated one.)
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i7 4770K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 17, 2012, 07:54 PM
DTI DTI is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 47

My System Specs

Default

copper looks the best imo
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 19, 2012, 11:27 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 64

My System Specs

Default

ther is a Gold plated EK Supreme hf :) at Performance pc special priced ay 79$, i'm waithig for the unprofessional UPS to deliver it (took more than a week now) but should be at home buy tomorrow i'll post a pic for it and some comment
EK-Supreme HF High Flow - #1 CPU Water Block - FULL COPPER - GOLD Products Model: EK-Supreme-HF-CU-GD [EK-Supreme-HF-CU-GD-D] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
Attached Images
 

Last edited by medwes; April 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 20, 2012, 08:37 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 64

My System Specs

Default

This is the best deal ever at 79$ in special price, it is all gold plated inside and outside and you get all the mounting and 2 barbs and all 6 internal plat :) Iím very happy mounting it tonight :)
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[WTB] EK Nickel / Copper 5870 WB r0k0 Buy/Sell & Trade 0 February 24, 2012 06:16 PM
[FS] FS: EK 5970 Nickel/clear W/B with Nickel backplate ontariotl Buy/Sell & Trade 2 April 22, 2011 09:30 PM
[WTT] EK Supreme LT Nickel / Plexi r0k0 Buy/Sell & Trade 0 March 14, 2011 09:21 PM
copper + nickel = trouble? gomer Water Cooling 9 August 18, 2010 09:10 AM