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So I have 6990 now, and I cant stand the fan rolleyes.gif
So im looking for a waterblock. I can already rule out that i wont buy the EK nickel block because of the "plating" issues.. I was really liking it due to owning a 5970 and 5870 block and just love the look.

Whats the best performing block that includes coverage for the entire block? Also, what about compatibility with doing a series/parallel setup with a 6950/70 card?

I want something that performs well but also looks very nice cool.gif Preferably black so it wont stand out in a black case..

Not entirely worried about price as I figured they'd be in the 150$ range tongue.gif
Thanks all!
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I just ordered a DD block for my 6990. They look pretty damn good imo.
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EK nickel block! WOot! Have there been any comparos between the blocks yet?
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EK nickel block! WOot! Have there been any comparos between the blocks yet?

I just said no EK because of the "nickel plating" issues going on.

The DD block, it looks smaller in overall size. May be wrong, possible to post pics when you receive it derick?
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I love the looks of the Heatkiller ones, also koolance makes a awesome looking 6990 block in nickel thumb.gif
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The heatkiller blocks looks pretty sick.. the hole edition especially. I cant find any reviews comparing blocks though frown.gif

The aquacomputer block seems solid... Looks sleek and not "flashy". Possibly that or the heatkiller. But Im afraid the copper will get nasty cause of oxidation frown.gif
Edited by tlxxxsracer - 6/6/11 at 8:23pm
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Yeah I can post some pics when I get it. I ordered today. Hopefully be here around Friday. If not, Monday for sure. I'll pm you.
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Thanks derick! smile.gif ill keep an eye out
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No probs.
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If you like EK then go with it. If you get a bad block they will send you a new one, So what's the problem biggrin.gif
I was going to get a DD block, But everyone in the 6990 club where telling me how nice EK blocks are so I wen't with EK.
I do know that EK 6990 block, And the EK 6970 block line up. So it's easy to watercool a 6970 with 6990, Which I am going to do soon cool.gif
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