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Hi, I'm going to upgrade my liquid cooling setup soon, & i'm thinking of getting a Heatkiller 3.0 or Koolance 370 CPU block, but i've noticed a strange design on the bottom of Koolance block.

Does anyone know if this is really how it looks?
I've also seen other pics where the bottom is flat.
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Edited by KEX - 8/11/11 at 1:27am
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I'm pretty sure it's flat
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Yeah I think it's just a reflection of something. By the way, why not get a EK Supreme HF?
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Originally Posted by Cyclops;14541637 
Yeah I think it's just a reflection of something. By the way, why not get a EK Supreme HF?

From what i've read there's not much differnce in flow & heat exchange with some of the newer ones, but i will check out the EK Supreme to.
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There's a chart in these forums somewhere where the guy compared the EK and Koolance. EK has the best flow but Koolance beat it by like 2-3c. Either block is good. Koolance is like 20 bucks more expensive though
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Koolance CPU-370 is definitely the best performing block on the market, but that doesn't really say much when a lot of great CPU blocks are only ~1C worse. Personally, I suggest the XSPC Rasa a ton, it's a great performing block for the cost, being $40 less than the CPU-370, while only performing ~1.5C worse. I'd put the $40 else where and buy an extra 240mm radiator, where you'd see a ~5C drop. If you've maxed out the amount/size of radiators you can use, and money isn't really an issue, then the Koolance CPU-370 is a no brainer.

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OK i found a review on the Koolance 370 at PureOC & from the pics they are showing, the bottom is defenetly flat, so the first pic i found must have a reflection on it?
& i don't mind paying extra for the Koolance, as i really like look & design + every .1-1.ect drop in temp will be good to finally see in my new setup. I've been stuck with a thermaltake bigwater 120x1 = CPU only, for a long time & getting 36 in idle @ default clock, so i'm now going with a black ice SR1 280 = push & pull. So the OC'ing to at least 4.0GHz can begin.
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Originally Posted by KEX;14542891 
OK i found a review on the Koolance 370 at PureOC & from the pics they are showing, the bottom is defenetly flat, so the first pic i found must have a reflection on it?
& i don't mind paying extra for the Koolance, as i really like look & design + every .1-1.ect drop in temp will be good to finally see in my new setup. I've been stuck with a thermaltake bigwater 120x1 = CPU only, for a long time & getting 36 in idle @ default clock, so i'm now going with a black ice SR1 280 = push & pull. So the OC'ing to at least 4.0GHz can begin.

No..the base is not flat ..the newer versions of the block have bowed base for better contact/spread ,there is more and more bowed base type of blocks this days and it's a good thing ;
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Aquacomputer Kryos is also another great choice.
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Aquacomputer Kryos is also another great choice.

In reviews I've seen that include it, the Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos HF edges out all all the others in thermal performance.
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