Originally Posted by Mr.Pie
i doubt its going to be free........more items to charge milk people of their money
Originally Posted by Pinesse
According to EK theres a bridge that mounts to those one-sided ports. Something that looks like this
its free; but its still butt ugly.
But that doesn't matter to me since I'm effectively boycotting EK
You're screwed if you wish to SLi/xFire on a dual slot Mainboard with no room for error.
Originally Posted by orinx
What EK really should do is take five minites a delete the section of CNC programming that makes all the pokkadots and they would have nice simple blocks that would save money because A) less machining time and B) more people would buy the cards. As I'm planing on building a rig with a msi gtx680 lightning and it looks like EK is the only company making lighting water blocks I really hope they fix this soon.
Less energy wasted in the process of antagonizing their own fan base too.
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie
Originally Posted by DEW21689
It will be based on a mATX design using the Fractal Arc Mini case, I will be running 2 AMD 7850s in crossfire overclocked. Hopefully a Piledriver CPU but if those fail as badly as bulldozer did I will wait for Intel's socket 1150. Cutting out the bottom hard drive cage so I can mount a dual 120mm radiator to the top of the case as well as the front of the case, and I am going to be using super silent/low airflow fans and liquid cooling the CPU/GPUs and hopefully the motherboard. Mounting a 512GB Vertex 4 SSD with velcro and building a small server/nas for mass media storage. CPU will be undervolted and not overclocked since the goal of this build is to make it as tiny/powerful/silent/clean/energy efficient as possible and while overclocking the CPU will give me bragging rights... I will never see any real world performance from it really other than shaving a few seconds off of the occasional video format conversion thus I will instead undervolt the hell out of it to reduce temps/power and just overclock my GPUs.
But extensive details/mod photos and possibly videos will be saved for its own thread when I start the project... Back to the purpose of this thread... EK for the love of my future build I beg you change your waterblock design back to what it was, or something that at least looks decent so I can throw my money at you to make my build look epic (It would appear 80% agree with me)
if its M-ATX unless you're using an Asus ROG board its highly unlikely anyways to have a full cover block available from anyone.
I actually honestly would recommend the XSPC Raystorm as it performs decently for its price. Its like $50? I can't remember. GPU blocks go for Aquacomputer or Heatkiller. IMHO they have sexy sleek looking copper blocks and they're RELIABLE
unlike EK *cough nickel peeling and blaming it on water.
This. I didn't understand why they stopped turning out a mix of Copper and Nickel blocks. Especially in light of their Nickel issues. It's not like they're plating in Copper and Nickel over some other substrate. So it makes no sense not to hold out a specific amount of Copper blocks before having the rest plated. I think Eddy just doesn't give a rip anymore about his business. Sure hasn't given a rip about his consumer base for quite some time.
You can put a wig, makeup and lingerie on a pig, but it's still a pig. I'm new to this so I'm looking at this in the light of willing to be impressed and coming away with a bad taste in my mouth which certainly seems to be better than the taste in the look of these new blocks. I mean seriously, doesn't Eddy know people clean these blocks? The is no reason to frost the acrylic unless you're out to hide something.