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I've heard people say countless times that they'd rather buy a Reference PCB and put an Aftermarket block on it (Lots of people saying EK. As of recently though, LOL). Alot of people say because supposedly that EVGA GTX 4xx HC blocks didn't perform well?

I'm seeing in reviews what looks to be idles in the mid 40c range.

Having a single slot design is quite a deal maker for my next build, so I ask you all. Why the hate for these blocks/cards?
    
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The problem is that the Hydrocopper blocks are, prior to the GTX500 series, Swiftech universal GPU blocks with heatsinks on everything else. They do have a full-cover block now but honestly I'm not confident it compares well to other full-cover blocks.
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get single slot bracket thats what i did with my ek block and havnt had any nickel plating issues yet
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does This change your guys' opinions in any way?
    
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It wouldn't change mine, the review doesn't compare it to other full-cover blocks.
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Ah I see.
I doubt I could be able to scrounge up results with exactly the same liquid and ambient temps as well either.

Darn.
    
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does This change your guys' opinions in any way?
no it won't..the only test/review i consider trustworthy is martin's and sometime
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post
no it won't..the only test/review i consider trustworthy is martin's and sometime
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You're missing out if you only trust those 2.

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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Skinnee, Vapor, and Martin are the go-to men in North America; in Europe it gets even better. You have bundymania and HESmelaugh, who I have total trust in, and then actual sites: Overclockingstation, Awardfabrik, Hardwareluxx, Computerbase, Dexgo, Freeocen, Aquainfos, Effiziengurus, PCgameshardware, and Moddingbase. Reviews done at those sites tend to correspond to one another as far as general performance levels are concerned; not because they have a stake in each other and want to get more money out of it (they don't, anyway), but because reliable and accurate results are more easily reproduced than you think.
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You could get one of those MSI cards with the Watercool block for a lot less than the hydrocopper cards.
    
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
You're missing out if you only trust those 2.
I was going to edit my post and ad bundy...but i figured lets keep this in north America and agree 100% bundy is the shizets
    
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