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IDK what to get. Nickle plated is a requirement, and it must be full cover. Obviously this eliminates EK as an option. Here is whats left:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30178


http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29778

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30513


Which one is the better block?
    
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post #2 of 10
2 is the best perfoming.

1 has the best plating

3. has the umm... i dunno what 3 has...


Get a backplate for the KL block from bitspower:


you install it using these screws tho:


and u use the stock koolance block screws also.
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i dont see the point of getting a back plate.. it will just increase the weight of the GPU and put more pressure on it
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Originally Posted by yuhaowu View Post
i dont see the point of getting a back plate.. it will just increase the weight of the GPU and put more pressure on it
i think he's going after bling... and its not a very heavy backplate... not thick at all like EK's.
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post #5 of 10
i would go for koolance on performance, most of my fdz use koolance full gpu block
post #6 of 10
Bitspower blocks are awful. They are mostly just good looking blocks, but they don't perform that well and cost a lot.

The best nickel block out there imo is the koolance block. DD doesn't provide enough thermal pads for whatever reason so you have to use thermal paste on the ram chips which creates a giant mess and the evga water block isn't as great of a performer as the koolance while being more expensive. Plus, the koolance block is one of the cheapest.
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post #7 of 10
I love Koolance coz it looks sexy..
DD looks like a penis lol
post #8 of 10
Anyone know if the EVGA backplate for the 580 would work in conjunction with a Koolance or Aquacomputers block?
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post #9 of 10
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Guess im going with the Koolance block These are gonna look sweet in quad sli.
Thx all for your input.
    
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post #10 of 10
I was going to get the KL block and opted not to ,because of the POM cover,no SLI bridge and wide inlet/outlet spread out ,other than that it's a nice block
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