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With the 7970 the memory clock affects scores quite a bit. Each time I went up 50mhz I gained another 50+ points with 3dmark.

17k+ here i come!!! I think i can push 5.2 out of my cpu too upping the BCLK !!
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I don't know... frown.gif
I just want a good block that won't break the bank. $160 for the Swiftech is WAAAY too much.

What about EK? I think they are ~ 115?. Also looking at it the top of th card gets cooled from the water and the heat it transfered from the aluminum heat sink to the block so it should be good enough. Get the XSPC and dont look back.

Only place I can find an EK at is at FrozenCPU. I'm trying to avoid them (except tubing). Sidewinder carries the XSPC and the HeatKiller. Both blocks look to be the same design, but the HeatKiller does have more copper.
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I don't know... frown.gif
I just want a good block that won't break the bank. $160 for the Swiftech is WAAAY too much.


Ek is solid this generation, and they're the only ones that were forthcoming with performance data. regarding the vrm cooling, why wouldn't you want active vrm cooling? This has always been an issue with xspc fullcover blocks.
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I don't know... frown.gif
I just want a good block that won't break the bank. $160 for the Swiftech is WAAAY too much.


Ek is solid this generation, and they're the only ones that were forthcoming with performance data. regarding the vrm cooling, why wouldn't you want active vrm cooling? This has always been an issue with xspc fullcover blocks.

The EK blocks aren't active VRM either though.......

And its not that I don't want EK, I don't want to deal with FrozenCPU....
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Really don't need water traveling over the VRM.. If anything I would think those designs decrease flow pretty good.

Mine don't ever go above 31c with my EK block smile.gif
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The EK blocks aren't active VRM either though.......
And its not that I don't want EK, I don't want to deal with FrozenCPU....

Doh was recalling my 6970 blocks. But you what, i always thought that that's what that metal plate on top was for... Maybe next time i drain the loop I'll take it apart to see.
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A noob can count on you guys for help right? A little nervous with my purchases today... redface.gif
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Okay, so I'm torn now between the XSPC Razor and the Heatkiller. Both at Sidewinder.

Anybody good with WC gear care to help me pick which one? I trust Sidewinder...but I don't want to buy from FrozenCPU, except tubing...and only because Sidewinder doesn't have Primochill.

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Okay, so I'm torn now between the XSPC Razor and the Heatkiller. Both at Sidewinder.
Anybody good with WC gear care to help me pick which one? I trust Sidewinder...but I don't want to buy from FrozenCPU, except tubing...and only because Sidewinder doesn't have Primochill.
Heatkiller:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/wahegp79fora.html
Razor:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra79fucowa.html

The Heatkiller does cool the VRMs. So does EK. XSPC is Passive. IF you wan to save $15 go XSPC. Otherwise HK would cool better.
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Okay, so I'm torn now between the XSPC Razor and the Heatkiller. Both at Sidewinder.
Anybody good with WC gear care to help me pick which one? I trust Sidewinder...but I don't want to buy from FrozenCPU, except tubing...and only because Sidewinder doesn't have Primochill.
Heatkiller:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/wahegp79fora.html
Razor:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra79fucowa.html

The Heatkiller does cool the VRMs. So does EK. XSPC is Passive. IF you wan to save $15 go XSPC. Otherwise HK would cool better.

All of them are passive VRM cooling though. It's just how well the passive design gets put into it really. The HK, the entire block is a passive heatsink for the VRM's it looks like. With the XSPC, its just a small aluminum chunk that's seperate from the actual block.
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