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The girlfriend surprised me with a heatkiller waterblock and backplate for my 7970. Me lubba her.

The only thing i ever hear people talking about is EK this and EK that, so i am not too familiar with these. I will say it is a GORGEOUS looking block, i love the solid look it has... and it is pretty freaking heavy to boot.

this is going into my rasa loop and i am adding a phobya 200mm rad, along with it.
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post #2 of 17
I've owned 5 Heatkiller blocks.
2 for GTX 260's,
1 for HD5870,
1 for gtx480
1 Heatkiller CPU block

They've all been top quality parts and perform with the top dogs. They're certainly no knock-off.

I think people often talk about EK because of the Rasa kits and overall price/performance.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Deagle50ae View Post

I've owned 5 Heatkiller blocks.
2 for GTX 260's,
1 for HD5870,
1 for gtx480
1 Heatkiller CPU block
They've all been top quality parts and perform with the top dogs. They're certainly no knock-off.
I think people often talk about EK because of the Rasa kits and overall price/performance.

This. And they have a simple bridge/link system to connect more than one block (of the same model). Very great quality and price is very good too. Highly recommended thumb.gif
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Faded View Post

The girlfriend surprised me with a heatkiller waterblock and backplate for my 7970. Me lubba her.
The only thing i ever hear people talking about is EK this and EK that, so i am not too familiar with these. I will say it is a GORGEOUS looking block, i love the solid look it has... and it is pretty freaking heavy to boot.
this is going into my rasa loop and i am adding a phobya 200mm rad, along with it.

I only went with EK for my GPUs because of their block selector site, if only other companies had such a fine thing available, I'd have had the option to go with a better company. Ah well, my XSPC CPU block is nice.
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post #5 of 17
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Thanks guys, this is my first waterblock for a gpu and i just wanted to see what the general consensus is on em. I was very surprised by her choice... and she even got the backplate lol!

+rep guys
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post #6 of 17
HK have good mill work too.

Btw, sounds like you picked a winner there. thumb.gif
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do you guys think it matters if i have the 200mm rad, after the gpu block?

it seems like the water coming straight from the CPU to GPU would already be warmer and therefore not draw out as much heat? It makes sense to me, to have rad-cpu-rad-gpu-res as the best order, but i am not sure....
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Watercool Heatkillers are excellent German made blocks. They had a bridge block system as well for the previous generation of blocks, GPU X2, like EK. However I don't know if they are compatible with the GPU X3's. I am personally looking into getting a couple of these or the Aquacomputer blocks in the near future provided a nickel plated option becomes available.
    
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Watercool Heatkillers are excellent German made blocks. They had a bridge block system as well for the previous generation of blocks, GPU X2, like EK. However I don't know if they are compatible with the GPU X3's. I am personally looking into getting a couple of these or the Aquacomputer blocks in the near future provided a nickel plated option becomes available.

The X2 bridges are compatible with the 570/580 GPU X3 blocks. I would imagine they continued to use the same spacing in their latest blocks.
 
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Love my heatkiller gpux3 blocks on my GTX 580s. Top quality workmanship and the install was a cinch. I just ended up using one of those koolance adjustable links to connect the two blocks.
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