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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
My enzotech sapphire is a good block but just not cutting it any more for me. Wanting to upgrade to something a bit cooler and maybe better looking as well.

Any suggestions and reasons would be helpful.
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post #2 of 6
Top of the line - EK Supreme HF
Heard nothing but good from it.
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post #3 of 6
While EK blocks do offer good performance at a fairly reasonable cost, I wouldn't trust their nickel plated blocks for a good while. They claim they've fixed the corrosion issue, but still...

http://skinneelabs.com/2011-cpublock-compilation/

Go through that. Those should cover all the current top blocks, and you'll notice they all perform within 5C of each other. I picked the CPU-370 because of its high consistency through multiple mounts, as well as lower TIM dependency. Ease of mounting was also nice. A little pricey compared to some other options, though.
post #4 of 6
Best block, Koolance CPU-370. I don't trust EK for anything.
    
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post #5 of 6
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After reading the reviews, the kryos and ek were the best all around winners. I like the kryos quite a bit. Now, what one do I need. I see the xt, pro and hf. So confused....

Oh, and rep for all those useful coments.
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post #6 of 6
Only difference between HF and XT versions is the color of top, performance is same. Pro version also has same performance but it comes without a backplate.
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