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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 #301 of 323
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Originally Posted by kkorky View Post


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Originally Posted by morencyam View Post

I'm curious as to if they even did any market research with some sample groups just to see what people thought of them before starting the bulk manufacturing runs. If not, EK really needs to look at their marketing techniques. The design team should have no blame placed on their shoulders because how are they supposed to know if the new design will be liked or not. It's purely a shot in the dark. They should have made a few different sample designs, done some surveys, then went back to the design team with the results for changes. Marketing fail on their end which I think is going to end up costing them a lot of money.

They did, i cant elaborate much, suffice to say that their focus groups did not encompass all the regions where their gear is sold (Globally i mean). But imo, it seems that they have had a re think and that's what counts in the end.
Anyway, i also know that our needs (non CSQ top fans) will be catered to early next year-again i cannot say when, its not my place to divulge what was said to me in confidence, AND NO I AM NOT SPONSORED BY EK, NOR DO I WORK FOR THEM biggrin.gif

kkorky I cannot believe in that after Eddy_EK came here and gave us word otherwise and that CSQ was going nowhere.

Nobody wants them to scrap a line that is already in production. This would prove to be very costly and is as Fail a scenario as not Catering to the demands of the Consumer.

I am nothing if not flexible. I will put up with more than most Consumers because I do realize the issues involved having a background in sales.

I took the word of EK_Tiborrr on good faith. I stepped up and related this information here in the hopes that the information is straight up.

It may still be straight up. Maybe the communication is flawed...
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Originally Posted by Eddy_EK View Post

Hi Guys,

Two facts before your fantasy runs wild wink.gif
1. EK CSQ design is here to stay {Nobody said to flush CSQ}
2. Old design is not coming back{we get that but it doesn't mean you cannot apply the old design to the new top does it?}
But new CSQ design may/will get developed further, as much as old design has been throughout the years.
The first step to supplying what customers asked us for, were single bridges and of course there is more to come in the future.

Enjoy the weekend!

Customers also have asked for no bubbles. We see how that's going.

I hope I am wrong. But to my knowledge there was no fantasy floating about other than a top for the existing blocks that don't have the CSQ design on them. Even if they are offered separately from the block and can be had through the vendor to be replaced at no cost with the purchase of a new block and swapped by the vendor before shipping.

Would also like Universal Tops for GPU no longer having blocks produced for them based on the original Bridge series.

I do not believe that is too much to ask for. It's simply a matter of moving the aesthetic design from one generation file to a copy of the next and replacing the design entirely. If Eddy cannot do this then I fail to see why EK_tiborr even mentioned any kind of possibility that there was something in the works for us non CSQ guys.

There was no fantasy going on that I could see. It was just encouraging that we were heard. Now the encouraging news is more like a Chaplain knocking on my door to tell me a loved one has just died. Not cool at all. buttkick.gif

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So let me ask ...

Who makes a modern water block for the 1155 that looks like the old "Copper and Clear" EK Supreme HF?

I'm having the urge to build up a new rig.
post #303 of 323
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

I still think this is/was the best look ever for water cooling ...

To me, that is just plain drop dead sexy looking.

Those are two slightly different designs. You can tell by the EK logo. They went from the one with the sweeping tail at the end of the "K" to the squared, modern industrial look (which is the best one imho).


I was introduced to EK when i bought my 4870x2 w/ an EK copper/plexi. Not the best block in the world since it tended to shorted the pcb a few times (electrical tape cured that wink.gif), but I stayed with them. They burned me with sever blocks, as as some have pointed it out., the poor treatment and handling of this whole ordeal is what made many ppl sour.
Edited by wermad - 11/2/12 at 6:47pm
post #304 of 323
Here's the three gens of looks:







Edited by wermad - 11/2/12 at 7:12pm
post #305 of 323
Such disappointing news.

I love the shape of the new CPU blocks, pump tops, reservoirs. Even the circles don't look too bad. Now here is the but, and it is a big but. The new GPU blocks are hideous. They are square, plain, and have way too many circles. Plus the fact you are forcing people to buy bridges, which IMO make it look even worse. I require all my blocks to match, but since I won't buy your GPU blocks, I won't buy anything.

It also makes me very angry how I can't buy another non-CSQ GTX680 block. So I can't add another videocard to my computer w/o buying new blocks for the GTX680s I already have. mad.gif
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@Ceaderman-

Bud, im not blowing any trumpets, heralding the arrival of EK products.

All i was doing is sharing some information that i gained, because of the fact that i made enquiries -and i did so because i belong to the majority of consumers who dislike the CSQ design.

You of all people should know that i immensely dislike people that are in the manufacturers pockets (just look@ the plasticizer thread wink.gif )

I just thought that i would share as much info as i could with regards to the 'surprise' that was promised-but you can be 100% sure that i'll be fighting to get to the front of the line to expose them should they be bssing us biggrin.gif

I never had problems with EK nickel, thanks to you guys on the forum that exposed the substandard quality of certain blocks-but that does not mean that i do not understand, nor stand by you guys that have mate thumb.gif

I can totally understand people having reservations with regards to EK statements, or non statements as the case may be-but i re iterrate, all i did was relay what i was told, it was done to provide more info
to those who have been wondering whats going on.

@Wermad-

I agree 100% that the square, modern industrial look EK CPU block is the best looking, thats why i had to sniff around like a dog for 4 months + to eventually get one(i could have bought one from Dubai or Australia, but the total price inc postage would have been 140 euro).

But the bottom line is, that i would have much prefered to have been able to get one of the new ones with a circle(less) clear top, instead of having to go through what i did to get the older model.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

So let me ask ...
Who makes a modern water block for the 1155 that looks like the old "Copper and Clear" EK Supreme HF?
I'm having the urge to build up a new rig.

No one bud-the closest atm is the Bitspower Summit EF cpu block, but that's also frosted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f28OiMnhF8U

But anyone with the older EK cpu block (the one that wermad & i like) that has an acetal top can buy a clear one from here:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29171

I was thinking of getting a spare one till i found out that the postage fees were twice the amount of the price of the top (postage to europe-what a rip off!)-you will be fine, you're in the states smile.gif
Edited by kkorky - 11/2/12 at 7:16pm
post #307 of 323
I know kkorky. I was just unsure if you'd seen his comment which was why I spoke out My apologies if you thought I was having issues with you. It was not said with that intention. Just more of a clarification than anything else should you have missed the last page or so. You're still good in my book. thumb.gif

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Its all good mate-i didnt think that you had issues with me, i thought that you possibly thought that i had sold out lol!

Btw- thanks for that post(eddy's post), because i had NOT seen that post-that totally clarifies peoples trepidation towards EK's statements regarding new stuff on the horizon thumb.gif

I think that most of us here on this forum just want good quality gear that works, coupled with a high level of customer care-and if we dont get it, i see nothing wrong with dragging the retailer/manufacturer over the coals-after all, WC gear is generally very expensive.
Edited by kkorky - 11/2/12 at 7:40pm
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I honestly dont mind the look, i think it goes well with the coolant colors. i think the square design of the block is more fitting to computer systems. The circles i like them as well (on clear acrylic), i think they were trying to add an aesthetic to keep a large square chunk from looking boring. Honestly when it comes down to it there really is not much you can do ascetically to a piece of metal or plastic to make it look pleasing.
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I honestly dont mind the look, i think it goes well with the coolant colors. i think the square design of the block is more fitting to computer systems. The circles i like them as well (on clear acrylic), i think they were trying to add an aesthetic to keep a large square chunk from looking boring. Honestly when it comes down to it there really is not much you can do ascetically to a piece of metal or plastic to make it look pleasing.

Right now, the whole world of watch and jewelry makers are making a beeline for your house dude-get out quick while you still can lol! biggrin.gif
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