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Is there a difference between a $95 block and a $135 block?

Cause i'm planning on adding it to a XSPC RX240 kit.
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Um... depends on the blocks in question. Same block at two different prices, or 2 different blocks??
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I'm not too familiar with 580 waterblocks, I know the XSPC razor for the 480 was an impressive piece of kit, but I'm going to have to let someone else answer this...
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I honestly haven't seen any performance numbers for the Danger Den block. Personally, I think both the DD and XSPC 580 blocks look like crap. The performance of all the 580 blocks (that I've seen) are within a degree or two of each other. Buy what ever you think looks best.

My choice would be either Heatkiller, AquaComputer or EK copper.
 
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post #6 of 9
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Yea I didn't think there was much of a difference in terms of performance. I guess people just pay for looks.
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post #7 of 9
Danger Den are very high quality blocks and you pay more for them, they have the highest flowing VGA blocks for GPU's. Click this Link to view all of the 480 blocks which are 98 percent similar to performance as the 580 blocks since the differences between the 480 and 580 is the GPU having more Cuda cores. The Heatkiller, AquaComputer or EK copper which Angrybutcher mentioned are all excellent blocks!
post #8 of 9
Only difference between those 2 is the fin design, and the DD is pure copper so it is going to cost more. As well, with age the DD block is going to turn green. This will take 2+ years though, they do have things that help this along however, then stabilize it.

But, all things aside, you are paying for name. Now a days an XSPC Raystorm Block is just as good as a DD CPU block. DD is just better known, so they can charge more.
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Only difference between those 2 is the fin design, and the DD is pure copper so it is going to cost more. As well, with age the DD block is going to turn green. This will take 2+ years though, they do have things that help this along however, then stabilize it.
But, all things aside, you are paying for name. Now a days an XSPC Raystorm Block is just as good as a DD CPU block. DD is just better known, so they can charge more.

You can always request a nickel version from Dan at Danger Den, DD will also weight more. DD customer support is there when you need it!
Edited by Systemlord - 12/7/11 at 8:13pm
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