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Hey all,

I'm currently working on my second water cooled build. I have an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z board and two HD7970's and I just had a few quick questions about water cooling these. I'd appreciate any help.

1. Would this EK block for the board help improve performance much?
2. EK's HD7970 block is apparently their best, and I was also looking at Koolance's offering here. Which would you guys suggest?
3. Could you guys point me to some good UV-reactive red tubing? There's a ton of options over at FCPU, so I'm not too sure what to go with.
4. Lastly, do UV cold cathodes emit a visible glow? It's visible in pictures since cameras are being used, but can the human eye see it at all?

Thanks in advance.
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1. Are you using the p67 Maximux IV or the x79?
2. Personally, I can't stand the look of the Koolance blocks. Performance is very close for all of the major manufacturers.
3. A lot of UV Red tubing will look pink-ish under UV lighting. You may want to also add some red coloring if you want a true red look. Meyhem's dyes work pretty well.
4. Yes, you will see the light from a UV cathode. It will appear purple and the spectrum of light it gives, really messes with your eyes. At least it does to me. If you've ever looked into a "black light", it will look the same.
 
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1. Are you using the p67 Maximux IV or the x79?
2. Personally, I can't stand the look of the Koolance blocks. Performance is very close for all of the major manufacturers.
3. A lot of UV Red tubing will look pink-ish under UV lighting. You may want to also add some red coloring if you want a true red look. Meyhem's dyes work pretty well.
4. Yes, you will see the light from a UV cathode. It will appear purple and the spectrum of light it gives, really messes with your eyes. At least it does to me. If you've ever looked into a "black light", it will look the same.

Thanks for the quick reply.

I have the Z68 Maximus IV. And would anything else other than dye produce a true red look? I've seen many posts against dye around these forums, but I've also read that Mayhem's dyes work well in other threads, too.
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A true blood red is difficult to get. Most people end up mixing red dyes with purple, a little pink, too, maybe.

And if you're gonna get a UV light, keep it out of direct eye-sight. Personally, black lights give me massive headaches.
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