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post #1 of 20
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hey guys,

Just wondering what everyones opinion was on this before I pull the trigger and purchase something...?

I know a lot of people will say EK, and to be honest I have had nothing but good experiences with them. My concern really is that lately I have heard of a lot of people having their nickel blocks flake and cause corrosion.

Anyway, essentially price is not a problem, I want to know what performs best, and what is easiest to install.

Cheers!
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I've only ever used EK, so my vote goes to them smile.gif
    
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Id get an XSPC Razor. There was a comparison between EK and Razor 6970 blocks. The Razor had much better temps, and its way cheaper too, so it's without a doubt my choice

Here's the comparison: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/963468-xspc-razor-6960-w-b-vs.html
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AddictedGamer93;13555991 
Id get an XSPC Razor. There was a comparison between EK and Razor 6970 blocks. The Razor had much better temps, and its way cheaper too, so it's without a doubt my choice

Here's the comparison: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/963468-xspc-razor-6960-w-b-vs.html

He needs it for a 6990, not a 6970. The EK 6970 is not the best block IMO, because they didn't do a micro-fin cooler over the GPU heatsink. That's not the same for the 6990 block though.
     
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I like the Swiftech Epsilon. Its completely covers the pcb which i love and it looks awesome.

http://www.swiftech.com/epsilonhd-6990fullcovervgawaterblock.aspx
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^ thats a killer block.
My guess is itll perform a bit better than the Razor, at about 50$ more.

looks killer tho too
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when can I afford a "true" WC system? those blocks looks sick @_@
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trippinonprozac;13554715 
hey guys,

Just wondering what everyones opinion was on this before I pull the trigger and purchase something...?

I know a lot of people will say EK, and to be honest I have had nothing but good experiences with them. My concern really is that lately I have heard of a lot of people having their nickel blocks flake and cause corrosion.

Anyway, essentially price is not a problem, I want to know what performs best, and what is easiest to install.

Cheers!

OK, EK 6990 block works well and is Nickel coated AND you can add a functional passive backplate to add cooling to the midsection of the PCB as well as the memory chips on the back just like the stock back plate. Now, my other waterblock to chose from would be the Aquacomputer aquagrATIx HD 6990 block. It's available in Nickel or Copper. It uses thermal pads on the PCIe lane chip and VRMs only. The GPUs and memory chips are cooled via TIM directly on the block. Both EK and Aquacomputer have Crossfire bridge connectors should you want to add another card in serial or parallel circuits. I know the EK 6990 and 6970 waterblocks align if you want Tri-Fire in two slots, but I'm not sure about Aquacomputer's bridge. One thing if you do go dual 6990s is the Aquucomputer bridge can be configured serial or parallel by changing the fittings in the bridge, as where EK requires you to purchase the correct bridge for each slot configuration and serial vs parallel. IMO, you want parallel if you do go with twin cards. The Koolance block is good also it seems, as a few people run them and have no issues either. The XSPC block is the newest and cheapest, but I have heard nothing on it yet. Same for the HeatKiller block, nothing heard back on them yet.

One other thing, the first series EK waterblocks had the standoffs with the incorrect threads, so if you do purchase one, ask them to add the correct ones, or make sure it's the newer batch with the correct ones.
     
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