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Hey guys,
Just finished purchasing the parts for my new build, updating the ol' Sig Rig with 1155 generation stuff. Got a couple questions for my loop:
1. Should I replace my Koolance 340 block. I've been using it for about 2 years now and I think its showing its signs of wear.
2. If the block is still current, and you recommend that I do not replace, how do I go about effectively and safely cleaning it?
3. If the block needs replaced, what do you suggest I use. I would preferably run 3/8 ID tubing if that changes anything.
4. I will definitely be upgrading my pump, any opinions on the 655-B?

Thanks in advance,
Travis
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post #2 of 8
It's quite an old block by the looks of it, If you did want to change it then have a look at the XSPC Raystorm, its one of the best performing blocks out there for the normal cpu block price range.

As for the pump, I like the None B 655 just so I can turn it down, makes it easyer to bleed too.
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How much difference are there in temps from the EK supreme and XSPC
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Originally Posted by Tduckro View Post
1. Should I replace my Koolance 340 block. I've been using it for about 2 years now and I think its showing its signs of wear.
You call that old?

Original Koolance, still in service since 2004. How can it "wear"?

I'm replacing it with my new loop because the designs have changed; now they are made for low-flow rather than requiring high flow for turbulence. And, the connectors are integrated and a different size than my new loop.

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2. If the block is still current, and you recommend that I do not replace, how do I go about effectively and safely cleaning it?
What's it dirty with? I've never gotten any dirt on mine. You need something that will remove whatever it is, and be safe for all the materials involved. So what are you removing, and what is it made of?

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3. If the block needs replaced, what do you suggest I use. I would preferably run 3/8 ID tubing if that changes anything.
I just picked one out today, and I did it through reading the threads noted here.

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I just recently bought Mindchill's TEC block, have yet to test it. But just the looks of it will kill ANY water block on the market.

Google: Arqtik

None of that big corp. crap. Jack answers to any and all your questions one on one, and you get the best costumer service you'd ever want!

Just check with him if you have adequate PSU's and rads for the job!
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+1 for the raystorm. The only thing you could say bad about it, is that it has an acrylic hold down. It does however have a metal plate to help secure it. I have it and haven't had a problem with it.
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I am running the Koolance 350 on a 955 and the 360 on a i7-930 not new blocks but hardly worn out (I really don't think they wear out).Perhaps you miss the features in newer blocks that seem to get the water in the block to behave in ways that heat transfer is better,I do see these types of technical improvements.I also use the EK Supreme (about a year old) it is my best performer but there is more going on with a loop that just the block.
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