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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 #81 of 323
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post #83 of 323
I see a few emails on EK's website, anyone know which one I should email my opinion and a link to this thread to so I actually have a chance at getting a response though I will settle for them just actually reading it....
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post #84 of 323
They look ok at best.
There hf blocks looks 1980494389754983634057834250947 times better imo.
post #85 of 323
Sorry guys; I actually like the new look. I like simple geometric figures like squares and circles. Besides, it coincidentally matches the theme of my soon to be modded MM case: U2-UFO (square) + circular fan holes.

Moreover, I am all after clear plexi blocks and prefer it over acetal (or even metal) tops. So if the new block performs better than the old EK supreme HF, I will buy them. Hopefully they will be reviewed soon. I will buy copper/clear ones, avoiding the nickel ones as people are talking about corrosion.
Edited by raminux - 6/7/12 at 10:12am
post #86 of 323
I actually really like this backplate, too!

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post #87 of 323
Dont get us wrong we have nothing against people that like them ,its completely a matter of opinion but so far the opinion is leaning towards 81% dont like .. and from a buisness point of view thats not good
    
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No sir, I dont like it. poke.gif
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post #89 of 323
Problem with this design is that it is too feminine, it belongs on a designer purse or a piece of furniture but no where near a PC. It proves to be a huge eyesore amongst an environment of aluminum heatsinks, capacitors, metal and PCB.

The other problem is their lack of respect towards their customers' opinions. This is not the first time either, whether it be their cracking reservoirs or shoddy plating - they always lay the blame solely on their customers. [This is despite the fact that other companies have a multitude of nickel plated components (ie. AquaComputer, Phobya, Koolance, Heatkiller) yet have not suffered in the same EK has.] I could forgive them for their past misgivings because in all honesty no other company has stepped up aesthetically to what EK had to offer, but now they just got rid of their best selling point.

Yet what do we [customers] know? Our opinion matters little or as their rep says:
Quote:
Beauty is in the eyes of beholder. I see no point in arguing about the looks with anyone.



Safe to say EK have placed the nails into their own coffin, good riddance. wave2.gif
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post #90 of 323
If I were designing a case or system with a "Coach" or "Louis Voutton" motif, I would totally go for those ugly paperweights.

Obviously Eddy's engineers are stuck in the 60's or someone was on some good LSD when they decided to start a designer line of GPU covers and CPU blocks.

I cant help but think that with designs like that, Eddy's stuck in the 70's and probably looks like this:
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