at the risk of being hammered for bringing up an old and well-worn topic, im asking this. QUESTION: Which EK blocks were affected by the nickel plating issue? Reason why im asking is ive just bought a used 6970 with an EK nickel-acetal block. ive searched and searched and cant find any reference of when the issue was completely resolved. Ive read about people having issues with 480 blocks, 4870 blocks, 5870 blocks. but nothing on 6970 or any 6900-series blocks. i havent had the chance yet to open my block and see what the insides are like (i work away so havent even seen the card yet) but i just wanted to find out if there is a chance that my shiny new graphics card may have a potential timebomb attached to it.