Originally Posted by Tsumi
I don't even know why you would even ask that kind of question... the performance of a block is unique to that block, and currently the 380 is top. However, if aesthetics are such an important concern, you would be glad to know there's only an approximately 2-4 C difference between the HD and the 380. You decide if the aesthetics is worth the minor performance hit.
3/8 ID 5/8 OD is the best in terms of flexibility and routing around turns. I personally go with 1/2 ID 3/4 OD because I like the look of larger tubing. There is no measurable performance difference between 3/8 and 1/2 ID.
I'm not sure I understand why you think that. Despite the fact that I didn't know the 380 was the top of the line, with every other product I know there are tons of alternatives (better bang for buck / same performance different brand, etc.). I was only asking if there are alternatives that offer similar to same performance as the Koolance CPU-380, but the block is white. Sure performance maybe unique to that block, but you can still find comparisons between other brands and may even find blocks that are nearly the same performance, which it sounds like the Apogee HD comes pretty close with just a minor performance kit. Maybe the fact that I said same kinda threw it off, but I meant same to similar in terms of performance.
Alrighty, I think I will just go with 3/8" ID. Anything additional that I need like extra fittings, distilled water (I'm sure they are all the same), etc?
EDIT:: I almost forgot to ask, IF I wanted to put the additional money towards putting blocks on my 680s, what other extra things would I need to buy? Is the reservoir I have okay enough to handle the additional gpu's in the loop?Edited by Slygamer - 6/25/13 at 4:55pm