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Now that the EK is out of commission for the forseeable future, someone told me to get the Swiftech Apogee XT Rev 2 High Performance waterblock since it's the next best. Is this true? Is there anything better?
Edited by Steamroller Tony - 6/13/11 at 5:23pm
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typo i think? my xspc block is fine for me

not fancy but it gets the job done
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The Kyros Xt is actually better than the EK supreme hf (temp wise) while the koolance cpu370 is quite similar across the board. The best is the Kyros .925 hands down, but at ~$260 it's not a realistic option. The Apogee Xt really isn't that good. The XSPC Rasa is better than the Apogee at $50
 
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post #5 of 39
All the top end water blocks perform within a degree or so of each other. Rasa, EK, and Aquacooling. Which one is best depends on your set up. Some like the Cuplex Kryos are quite restrictive and you may have issues beyond a CPU-only setup depending on your pump. Apogee is decent it ain't tops but it ain't that far off.
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Koolance 370 is a good option, and nice looking too!
    
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post #7 of 39
XPSC Rasa for me!
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XSPC Rasa seems like the option to go with now that EK pulled their nickel plated blocks.

FrozenCPU says that the 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD compression fittings are really close to each other...I wonder if they'll still work...
Edited by Steamroller Tony - 6/13/11 at 5:29pm
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post #9 of 39
Aww... EK ain't out! Not for me anyways, but I don't have nickel anything.
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post #10 of 39
The kyros very between all of them, the xt is the best block (that's in the price range) But all of them in the series actually perform very closly which means that they span from having the best value block to having the highest performing one. Both the silver one and the xt are the top to blocks right now.

That's not to mention they are much more attractive than your average square (in both ways) ek waterblock. It's only the nickel plated blocks that are bad from ek, so the ones with copper/acetal are fine.
Edited by nametagg - 6/13/11 at 6:20pm
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