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Poll Results: What do you think of EK's new design

 
  • 11% (34)
    Loving it
  • 72% (216)
    Do not Like
  • 15% (46)
    Don't really care either way
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post #141 of 323
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I voted no. And wow, i just noticed the 680 blocks only have ports on one side thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif. That is a big big fail decision again, its the reason i sold my 580DCII as it makes tube routing a pita or fugly with the use of multiple rotaries.
I need to bag a original FC680 block asap

I grabbed one off of Scan on Thursday. They were sold out EVERYWHERE I looked, and right after I bought mine, they went OOS on scan too. Thankfully I got her yesterday. Guess all the new stock will be this terrible design too.
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post #142 of 323
From the way EK is fully pimping CSQ on their site I have little doubt that the 7970 Lightning blocks will be of that design unfortunately... frown.gif
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From the way EK is fully pimping CSQ on their site I have little doubt that the 7970 Lightning blocks will be of that design unfortunately... frown.gif
oh yeah all the new blocks are going to be , thats the only reason theres a delay in releasing them, the 670 and 680 blocks came out within days of the cards release in original design. What im wondering is if they are going to keep making older gen. blocks like gtx 5xx or 58xx in old design or new design or just not at all.
    
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I would've been fine with a hex print. A carbon weave print, even a crosshatch. Those circles are horrendous tough. Reminds me of a eurotrash disco floor. And no, I'm not making passive aggressive racist remarks.

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actually a fake carbon fiber design would look sweet , especially if it actually had the texture of carbon fibre , would have been happy with that. if they wanted to do circles they should have gone with a brushed stainless kinda look but black ..
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actually a fake carbon fiber design would look sweet , especially if it actually had the texture of carbon fibre , would have been happy with that. if they wanted to do circles they should have gone with a brushed stainless kinda look but black ..
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could have looked ok

Known as engine turning or Rose engine machining. Always classy, especially if you do it by hand, yourself.

That's kind of an odd offset pattern though, typically it goes by a centered spacing where the next row is exactly halfway between the last. The more I look at it, the more it looks irregular.

Here are some good examples of engine turning.
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Known as engine turning or Rose engine machining. Always classy, especially if you do it by hand, yourself.
That's kind of an odd offset pattern though, typically it goes by a centered spacing where the next row is exactly halfway between the last. The more I look at it, the more it looks irregular.
Here are some good examples of engine turning.

I tried doing it by hand once , just used a fine sand paper in circular motions , it took forever but did a nice job , I also tried a drill with a flat round brush and that was faster but did a worse job , on the black original EK blocks it could look cool , that is a weird overlap though but it would look nice enough , I think it would have been better than 80% against.
    
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Don't like the look of these, so glad the Nvidia 500 series blocks got the flat black look...
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The circles are livable IMO, what kills me is the frosted acrylic. Still can't understand that one...
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The circles are livable IMO, what kills me is the frosted acrylic. Still can't understand that one...

Yeah the only reason to go acrylic is with UV reactive or at least colored coolant , also if you put an LED into the block , I want to see some pics with the fluid in it and proper lights , cant imagine they made the design and didnt try anything.
    
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