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DangerDen vs Heatkiller gpu block?

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Does anyone have a preference between these two companies for GPU blocks? This is for a gtx 560ti.
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DangerDen is what I use
there a good comp.
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If you have the option, Heatkiller over Danger Den. Doesn't matter what kinda block you're looking at.
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throwing out a suggestion for aquagrafx, idk how they compare but its another option.
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AquagraFX is typically better than Heatkiller/DD thermally but is more restrictive.
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Heatkiller!!
    
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post #7 of 13
Just look at the craftsmanship.

Heatkiller wins by far.
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Heatkiller has the massive edge in quality

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The "Heatkiller" brand name is really dumb if you ask me. Great block, unfortunate branding. I think that the Danger Den blocks make the GPU "cool enough" that it won't run into any heat related OC barriers but still has minimal restriction. However, they charge a lot more and don't look as good.

I personally think the AquagraFX's restrictiveness is a non-issue. One block won't be that big a deal unless you're using that Rasa kit pump, and if you have two of them, you can run them in parallel. These blocks have small enough channels for that to be viable.
    
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Originally Posted by 86 5.0L View Post
throwing out a suggestion for aquagrafx, idk how they compare but its another option.
Unless something has changed in the last week or two, there isn't an AquagraFX for the GTX560 Ti yet, or it would be my first recommendation.

The Heatkiller block for the GTX560 ti is fantastic looking if you are into the copper + stainless steel look, which I am.

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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
AquagraFX is typically better than Heatkiller/DD thermally but is more restrictive.
Two MCP35x pumps in series makes that a moot point.

Still a very valid concern for most setups though.

I'm not a fan of DD blocks.
Admittedly I haven't actually tried one, but the design of the flow paths through them strike me as being somewhat of a holdover from a previous generation of WC parts.
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