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i was going to buy the copper blocks from frozencpu.com but when i went to buy they only had 1 in stock so i made the desision to go one step up and get these http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12306/ex-blc-853/EK_GeForce_580_GTX_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Electroless_Nickel_Plated_EK-FC580_GTX_-_EN_Nickel.html?tl=g30c311s1351. After reading some reviews about the nickel plating coming apart i got a little worried. they said they have a new revised design so has any body recently had any problems with these blocks. Also it says it comes with a back plate does anyone have any pictures with it installed.
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post #2 of 32
I used to have copper blocks on my 8800GTX's. After a while the copper oxidises and gets all "muddy" looking. Ever since then I've always got nickel plated blocks.
I have the same block you linked on my 580 except it isn't the clear top version but the black Acetal/Delrin top. It's been installed for about 4 months now and there's no sign of the nickel plating coming off.

I also had nickel plated EK blocks on my 8800GTX's (after the copper Danger Den blocks started leaking) and they were on there for 2+ years. I've still got the cards & blocks and they look the same as the day I bought them!

Where I bought them from (in the UK) the backplates weren't bundled with them unfortunately so I only have the blocks installed (might get the backplate later...)

Here's a pic of the card before & after (I know it's not with the backplate but... meh):

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awesome! how do u like them
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what happened to the plastic cover? get a bit too hot???
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post #5 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shogo3232 View Post

what happened to the plastic cover? get a bit too hot???

Lol it actually looks like that... no that's just the reflection from the lights on the ceiling. I didn't even use the card with the air cooler. Literally took it out the box and changed over to the water block!
I've only got 1 580 as I thought more might be overkill. The temps are around 35C idle and go up to maybe 50 under full load (BF3).
I've got it clocked pretty high though 950/4500 and it runs any game I throw at it!
Finished Skyrim on maxed settings
Handles BF3 on ultra
Assassin's Creed Revelations on max
Recently did Mass effect 1 & 2 on full settings...

Couldn't be happier biggrin.gif
post #6 of 32
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sweet good to know. Easy instal? Ive got the 3 gb editions of a zotac and a evga so it might be a little different for me
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post #7 of 32
The back plate does not bundle with this block, you will need to "add it in" down the bottom where the additional options are.
Thank you
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I know the feeling redface.gif
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