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Well since I've had such a great welcome already (I'm sure my gender really has nothing to do with it... Oh guys!) I'd thought I'd ask a question on what block to get.

Since EK's nickel based blocks were flaking (I, unfortunately have one of the models that flake.. ) is there anyone else I can purchase blocks by? Koolance? etc?

I have the 1155 chipset and I'd LIKE to use a plexi+nickel block if possible.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 14
hi! "im stalking heheh JK"
in waterblocks...usually choose the cheapest one...because the temps usually varies by 1-2c....while the price varies 50$+

i'd say look into xspc's waterblocks
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Ha, cool, will do! Thanks a lot for the suggestion
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post #4 of 14
Does XSPC cater full blocks for 560 series with acrylic top?
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post #5 of 14
It isn't plexi+nickel but it one of the best blocks you can get, otherwise wait till EK get there new nickel blocks out, have you to tried to RMA your current block.

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Wa...Block_949.html
Edited by driftingforlife - 8/11/11 at 4:45am
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by DirectOverkill View Post
Does XSPC cater full blocks for 560 series with acrylic top?
It's for the i5, not the 560

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Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post
It isn't plexi+nickel but it one of the best blocks you can get, otherwise wait till EK get there new nickel blocks out, have you to tried to RMA your current block.

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Wa...Block_949.html
That's a nice block, fairly cheap too, think I may go for it. Asthetics don't always have to be..

I haven't tried RMA'ing it yet, as I just couldn't be bothered waiting for 2-3 weeks before I could get my PC up and running. I think I may do it once I get a new block, hopefully get the newer nickel EK one in and sell that.

Thanks again!
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post #7 of 14
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That's a nice block, fairly cheap too, think I may go for it. Asthetics don't always have to be..

I haven't tried RMA'ing it yet, as I just couldn't be bothered waiting for 2-3 weeks before I could get my PC up and running. I think I may do it once I get a new block, hopefully get the newer nickel EK one in and sell that.

Thanks again!
EK have now sorted the problem by useing electroless nickel plateing I think so you should get a new block, you could just gt a cheap air cooler for the time its on RMA or use the stock cooler .
Edited by driftingforlife - 8/11/11 at 5:25am
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post #8 of 14
lol I took my overclock off my PC with my Dark Knight, and got 22C I wanna get a WC loop so this is interesting.
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lol I took my overclock off my PC with my Dark Knight, and got 22C I wanna get a WC loop so this is interesting.
Then buy my case........PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE
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post #10 of 14
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EK have now sorted the problem by useing electroless nickel plateing I think so you should get a new block, you could just gt a cheap air cooler for the time its on RMA or use the stock cooler .
I know but I can't wait till they get stock, I want a new block... NOW!
Oh my... How dare you even suggest such a hideous thing! Stock coolers are for the bin, ONLY!
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