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So deciding to pull the trigger finally on a block for my 6990.

Torn between the
EK- either copper or new EN nickle plating
heatkiller hole edition

I like the EK because i can choose the plexi top which will help light refract and UV o-rings to be seen. I also like the acetal top because its black and would fit my theme in my case

The hole edition looks sick.. but something doesnt seem right and how itd fit (looks wise).

Comes down to performance- are there reviews of these for temps? And can someone post pictures of them in their system.
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I have EK copper/plexi blocks on my 6950's and they are great.

They look good and work awesome. That said, I am sure the HK is a great block as well and just comes down to cosmetics.

I have the EK SLI bridge on my cards which was a selling point for me. I think some of the other block makers have those too though. Not sure about HK.
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Mind posting pics??

And the HK have their sli/crossfire bridges if you have another card in the loop.
Thanks for the input.

I have owned two EK gpu blocks (5970 and 5870) and liked them. Might try the new nickle plating plexi top..
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HK are very beautifully crafted and I would recommend them. If you are looking for something that has a visual aspect of liquids/uv or enhancements, go with the ek plexi.
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Mind posting pics??

And the HK have their sli/crossfire bridges if you have another card in the loop.
Thanks for the input.

I have owned two EK gpu blocks (5970 and 5870) and liked them. Might try the new nickle plating plexi top..
Here's a few pics. There actually hard to take a good picture of because of the reflections...

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I had a hard time choosing when I was looking for a block for my 6990 mainly because all I cared about was performance. I couldn't find any reviews aside from DD's full block. I ended up going with XPSC because it appeared people had gotten great temps with them on other ATI cards and best of all they were quite cheap compared to other brands.

Anyway, as far as performance goes I am very happy with the temps:

6990 OC @ 950/1375

temps @ idle are around 32-35*

full load @ around 45-50*


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Ordered the EK nickle plexi I'm excited.
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I have one and it is simply beautiful. Works like a charm.
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I just kind of with the gpu blocks had slots to put leds like the plexi HF Supreme blocks do.
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