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Recommend me an alternative to the EK VGA Supreme HF

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So I was going to buy this product but after reading about the nickel plating issues and also after reading EK's "official statement" I am going with an alternative.

Can anyone suggest an alternative that is the same price or less, but also does not perform worse? I was thinking about the Rasa GPU block but those have a lot of restriction (or so I hear).
post #2 of 15
HeatKiller 3.0 or Swiftech Apogee XT

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...?tl=g30c85s139

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...?tl=g30c85s139
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Mcw82

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Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
Yes thank you for being of absolutely no help whatsoever.


Is the MCW82 a big improvement over the MCW80? I hear the MCW80's don't perform well and have pretty bad flow.
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The best blocks imo are ones that are not restrictive. That gives you 2 choices and both have to be used. D-Tek Fuzion GFX 2 or Swiftech MCW60 Rev2.

The D-Tek Fuzion GFX 2 is slightly more restrictive than the Swiftech, but performs better by about 4*C from my testing.

http://skinneelabs.com/universalgpu-nv480/
Edited by [AK]Zip - 6/6/11 at 8:37pm
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The rasa block works like a champ in my rig.
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just get the EK stuff in copper
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The rasa block works like a champ in my rig.
Another vote for xspc

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xspcrasagpu.html
    
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The best blocks imo are ones that are not restrictive. That gives you 2 choices and both have to be used. D-Tek Fuzion GFX 2 or Swiftech MCW60 Rev2.

The D-Tek Fuzion GFX 2 is slightly more restrictive than the Swiftech, but performs better by about 4*C from my testing.

http://skinneelabs.com/universalgpu-nv480/
Thanks I'll check out your review, thanks for the linky.

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The rasa block works like a champ in my rig.
Do you think the Rasa would have too much restriction if I had two of them added into addition to the XSPC kit loop?

This was my original idea, but after asking here on teh f0rumz I was suggested either the Swiftech MCW series of the EK VGA Supreme.
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Having a single restrictive block doesn't impact performance that much at all. The MCW82 does have lowewr restriction than a MCW80, though. Both will give you great temperatures, especially if you have a good pump (i.e. a 355 or 35X).
 
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