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Yes I do like the EK ones better, a tad bit more, but then I comes with all the tubing and coolant as well. I read they are better cpu blocks too, but what should I worry if I should worry at all about the nickel plate? If many people like them and use them should I be okie to buy this setup instead?
Ek right now is having a lot of issues with their Nickle Plating. I think its certain batches or something like that. If you can..just go with the straight copper blocks from EK for right now while they get this issue resolved.
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would you be OK with pulling something like this off??

hmm... I really don't want a huge thing hanging in the back with all the noise from those fans. Also I heard the Swiftech kits aren't that good?

Plus I want the EK res. in my case it looks pretty cool
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You could cut out a 120mm hole in the bottom of the case next to the hdd cage. With a hole saw it wouldn't take but 30 seconds and would come out really clean.
    
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hmm... I really don't want a huge thing hanging in the back with all the noise from those fans. Also I heard the Swiftech kits aren't that good?

Plus I want the EK res. in my case it looks pretty cool
I was using the pic as a reference on how to mount a larger rad lol. Swiftech kits may not be the best but that Apogee XT is one of the best CPU blocks (yes I do own one and have worked with both the EK and the Swiftech)

and ok just get the kit piece by piece and be done with it. the the rad u want. the pump u want. the res u want. the block you want. everything that you want
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You can also look into what I'm helping someone locally set up which is a 200mm radiator (or whatever the size is of that front fan) plus an RX240 or similar high-performance radiator of that size. I didn't think about that. It would offer more headroom than a 120mm radiator, and would fit perfectly.

EK have done a great job with marketing and making good looking products, everyone is in love with them except people whose nickel is coming off their blocks
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IMO thats a WAY better kit then the XSPC...The waterblock is one of if not the BEST out their. EK makes grat stuff period. Thi they are having issues with their nickle plating right now
I agree its better but its almost twice the price. Get a 360mm RAD and mount on the back as others have suggested.
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You can also look into what I'm helping someone locally set up which is a 200mm radiator (or whatever the size is of that front fan) plus an RX240 or similar high-performance radiator of that size. I didn't think about that. It would offer more headroom than a 120mm radiator, and would fit perfectly.
200mm rad on the front, 240 rad on top and a 120 rad on the 120mm exhaust by the I/O shield would be plenty of cooling for the CPU and dual GPUs


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I agree its better but its almost twice the price. Get a 360mm RAD and mount on the back as others have suggested.
you gotta pay to play. their is a reason the EK is expensive along with the HeatKillers and the Swiftech Apogee XT...cause they are the best
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hmm... I guess right now I might just have to go with one single 240 kit right now. I won't OC / water cool my GPUs for now.

I really want to get the EK set up, but then to buy the parts a lone (mainly just because of replacing the nickel cpu block) it will cost A LOT more than just the $245 which is a really good price.

I guess maybe I will just have to settle for the RX240.
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hmm... I guess right now I might just have to go with one single 240 kit right now. I won't OC / water cool my GPUs for now.

I really want to get the EK set up, but then to buy the parts a lone (mainly just because of replacing the nickel cpu block) it will cost A LOT more than just the $245 which is a really good price.

I guess maybe I will just have to settle for the RX240.
You'd hardly be "settling." I assure you, the RX kits are really great. Sure, they're not the luster and polish of EK, but the performance is very close.

Start with your 240 and CPU loop, and add GPUs when you can afford it. That's what I did (except I bought parts used on here from the beginning, so I really stretched my dollar ).
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You'd hardly be "settling." I assure you, the RX kits are really great. Sure, they're not the luster and polish of EK, but the performance is very close.

Start with your 240 and CPU loop, and add GPUs when you can afford it. That's what I did (except I bought parts used on here from the beginning, so I really stretched my dollar ).
Thanks! The EK set up is very nice looking, but I do worry about the nickel cpu block. The RX kit looks dull

Yeah I realized an extra 120 radiator and 2 GPU blocks are adding up to over $500. I know you got to pay for 'fun', but still got a budget right now, plus I won't be upgrading to CF until I need to. So by then I will worry about GPU cooling.
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