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I just finished up a CPU w/c loop a while back (finally), and now plan on getting some full-cover blocks for my EVGA GTX 560 Ti w/ reference PCB's. I have been wondering about the performance comparison between these 2 water blocks:

EK Geforce 560 GTX V2 Acetal + Nickel - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13572/ex-blc-934/EK_GeForce_560_GTX_V2_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Acetal_Electroless_Nickel_Plated_EK-FC560_GTX_V2_-_AcetalEN_Nickel.html?tl=g30c311s1396&id=EEPPCvqB

Heatkiller GPU-X3 GTX 560 -Hole Edition- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12903/ex-blc-900/Heatkiller_GPU-X_GTX_560_-Hole_Edition-_nVidia_GTX_560_Reference_Design_Full_Coverage_Water_Block_15508.html?tl=g30c311s1396&id=EEPPCvqB

My current w/c setup consists of the following:

XSPC Raystorm AMD Waterblock
XSPC Dual Bayres w/ Alphacool VPP655 Variable Speed
XSPC RX360 Radiator
PrimoChill Pro LRT 1/2in. ID x 3/4in. OD Tubing - White

As I said, I just have my CPU in a loop atm, but plan on adding my GPU's. I am getting a XSPC RX240 (or RX120) this week to add into the loop preparing for the GPU's coming in.

Looking for some opinions, and/or advice concerning the EK and Heatkiller water blocks for my GTX 560's.. And, what would be my best option on the parts to bridge the 2 cards.

Thanks guys!
post #2 of 24
I would say EK is the reputatable brand. They too action toward the nickel plating issue with the flaking problem and claimed to have solved it. They will also replace the block if you do have a problem with them. So I would say go with the EK blocks.

Also, if that pump is the one I am thinking of, you will have a lot of restriction in your loop, is that pump enough? It probably is but I would look into that.
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I would say EK is the reputatable brand. They too action toward the nickel plating issue with the flaking problem and claimed to have solved it. They will also replace the block if you do have a problem with them. So I would say go with the EK blocks.
Also, if that pump is the one I am thinking of, you will have a lot of restriction in your loop, is that pump enough? It probably is but I would look into that.

Good to hear.. I have been leaning toward the EK block mainly. I like the look of the Heatkiller block, but that is not the reason I am buying the water blocks in the first place. Has to perform.. I plan on OC'n the @#$% outta my cards when they get put underwater..

As for the pump, I've heard the opposite about the Alphacool VPP655 pumps, being quite strong pumps. It's not the pump that comes with many of the XSPC kits that have the Dual Bayres w/ the res/pump combo included, shown here: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10038/ex-res-161/XSPC_X2O_750_Dual_525_Bay_Reservoir_Pump.html That one is pretty weak and is known to have issues for some..
Edited by Antykain - 3/13/12 at 10:39am
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Check this out, only 39.95€:
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-fc560-gtx-acetal-nickel.html

What is this price in USD? And, how long is that "Special Price" going to last?

That is one helluva good deal there!!
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What is this price in USD? And, how long is that "Special Price" going to last?
That is one helluva good deal there!!

Regular Price: $ 104.90 Incl. 20% VAT

Special Price: $ 52.41 Incl. 20% VAT
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It's gonna last until we clear the stock. Need moar room for the new products smile.gif
I think it's a nice price, anyone still running GTX 560 aircooled now has no excuses not to buy one! thumb.gif
    
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VAT does not apply if you are outside the countries that collect taxes. So it'd be like $45 plus shipping to non VAT'd customers.
    
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One more question.. I the EVGA back plates installed on both of my GTX 560's, will these back plates interfere with the installation of the EK block at all?
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sorry if this is random, but doesn't the water block outweigh the cost of the 560 ti?
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