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Hey guys i currently have my 2500k under an EK HF Supreme Nickel plated block, but with all the stuff going on with their old versions of nickel plating i rather just replace the block with something non ek but still have really great cooling.

What blocks would you guys suggest as a replacement? The only other things in my loop is my two 6970's that are under the XSPC's copper blocks.
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post #2 of 8
If your not having issues with yours then I would just keep it. if you like the cooling power of the EK just get a copper version which have no issues or you can get one of these.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...tl=g30c323s828

the Electroless Nickle Plating is their new process which is supposed to fix the peelinf issue.


BUT if you have your heart set on switching i would recommend the Koolance CPU 370

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...tl=g30c323s831
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check out the skinneelabs comparison. for that last degree of cool provided you have the pumping power for the extra restriction the Kryos has, go for that. Otherwise I'd say the CPU 370 or the Rasa block would work out pretty good as well. In the end they should all be within a degree or two of each other though.
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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post
ammmmhhh....not actually, any scooter capable of reading complete tests
http://skinneelabs.com/2011-cpublock-compilation/2/ will notice difference on charts.
And when it comes to temperature differences lower then 1 degree, I was always curious. How do you measure that without involving any error from measuring device or changing ambiental conditions or error from tester in a home set lab? Is there any preset repetition of measurments taken?
Edited by DirectOverkill - 8/9/11 at 3:18pm
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I think he does his charts based on an average of 6 runs with one of the runs being dropped... but I'd have to re-read his testing methodology.... once the difference is down to hundredths of a degree... I go for price or looks.... I just ordered my Kryos HF AM2/AM3 block from sidewinder a few days ago because of a sale... a degree wont make a difference to me, however the $25 savings will :-p
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post #7 of 8
To ensure that the results from different runs are comparible, Skinnee (and Martin) adjust the temperature to a given water temperature. Meaning if block #1 gives a reading of 65 C but the water is 35 C, then it is adjusted to give the temperature as if the water was 30 C. It wouldn't be fair if block #2 had a reading of 60 C but the water temperature was 20 C (the difference between water and block temperature is higher in example #2 even though the absolute temperature is lower). This way they are comparing the temperature off the block for a given water temperature.
 
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thanks for the suggestions .. the main reason i even want to switch it really because i rather take the precautions before anything does happen and have it dealt with long before the issue surfaces.

I could just grab the EK HF Surpreme copper version i guess .. i was kind of falling for the square look of the block heh.

I do like the scorpion look of the Kryos or the ninja star look of the 370 but i guess ill just read a few reviews.
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