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Originally Posted by DigitalMonkey View Post
The EK Copper blocks are still good, if you want to stay with EK.
The other blocks that you listed, except for hydro copper, are good.
that was my initial plan WAS to get the copper verison.. but knowing ek probably getting there material from the same supplier makes me doubt there product and QC..

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Originally Posted by H4rd5tyl3 View Post
I'm in the same boat as you. Been looking at the Koolance and Aqua one. I really like the Aqua one but it's out of stock :/. I'm probably going to order my new blocks within a few days so unless they get more in stock I'm going with the Koolance one. Also getting a HK 3.0 cpu block.
ya man... i seen the picture you posted.. that sucks~ but im leaning torward the Aqua block, but im gonna wait little longer.. if not koolance it is

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Originally Posted by xHighAlert View Post
As a potential customer of the Hydro Copper 2, I'd like to know what's so bad about them?

I'm looking into them also because of the true 1slot form factor.
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Ditto. I haven't seen/heard anything bad about them. I'd appreciate some info.
i am also, but there isnt that much review for me to pull the trigger yet

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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Aquacomputer blocks are in stock over at aquatuning

full nickle comes back 13th - http://www.aquatuning.us/product_inf...usf-hrung.html

Copper in stock now - http://www.aquatuning.us/product_inf...110--G1-4.html
hey thx for link..

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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post
oh forgot about DD.. how is this one?

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Originally Posted by DigitalMonkey View Post
Dont get me wrong, the HydroCopper 2 is a decent block. When it comes to cooling the VRM with Hydro Copper 2, the block doesnt cool them well. That can be a problem while the gpu is overclocked.

yep.. VRM is important with this series.. too much RIP 570/580
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Your image is of a 480. That doesn't exactly pertain to the 580s. But I see your point.
Well, for most of the other manufacturers it does because the designs are pretty much the same, but the Hydro Copper 580 block is completely different from the 480 block. The new block has a lot in common with their old Komodo line. The price is a bit steep if you ask me, but it's a nice block.

I guess just look at all the blocks that are avalible and decide which one looks best to you. There aren't really any losers in this category, aside maybe from Bitspower's blocks (more expensive for less cooling).
    
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For folks putting up information regarding the Hydro Copper 2 block from the 480's that was when they were not a whole-card solution. It didn't cool the VRM's so it performed poorly. I own two 580's with HC2 blocks, and they never go above 44 degrees Celsius. (folding/gaming) That includes cooling the VRM.
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Just wish the DD, Koolance and Bitspower blocks wern't so damn ugly. EK had the nicest acetal blocks on the market.
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koolance or DD
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