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Poll Results: Which block will win?

Poll expired: Sep 16, 2012  
  • 1% (3)
    Alphacool NexXxos XP3
  • 0% (2)
    Bitspower Summit HF
  • 1% (5)
    Danger Den M6
  • 2% (6)
    DT 5Noz
  • 7% (20)
    DT Sniper
  • 10% (26)
    EK Supreme HF Rev 4 (Full Nickel)
  • 17% (46)
    EK Supremacy (Nicekl/Plexi)
  • 8% (22)
    Koolance CPU-370 Rev 1.1
  • 1% (5)
    MIPS IceForce HF
  • 11% (29)
    Swiftech Apogee HD
  • 0% (1)
    Phobya UC1-LT
  • 6% (16)
    Watercool Heatkiller 3.0
  • 1% (3)
    XSPC Rasa
  • 13% (35)
    XSPC Raystorm
  • 14% (37)
    XSPC Raystorm Full Copper
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post #221 of 603
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What are your temps ugotd8?

66c core average, 60c on the IHS running p95 blend (212W) @ 4.8Ghz with 1.352Vcore.

61c core average, 54c on the IHS rendering scenes with LW 10.1 3D (180W) @ 4.8Ghz with 1.352Vcore.

Ambient is 21-22c. I also have dual 3x120s and an MCP35X2 that never goes over 2800RPM. thumb.gif
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post #222 of 603
Ok lets say that block doesn't leak at first but if you have to take it off the cpu how would you go about draining it ? flipping the entire computer / motherboard upside down and hopping all of the water drains out? Also from what I have noticed there are guides under the block but do they prevent you from installing the block the wrong way where the rubber o-ring goes over the whole in the IHS? because as far as I can tell you can install the block the wrong way which would let the water into the IHS.
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post #223 of 603
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Ok lets say that block doesn't leak at first but if you have to take it off the cpu how would you go about draining it ? flipping the entire computer / motherboard upside down and hopping all of the water drains out? Also from what I have noticed there are guides under the block but do they prevent you from installing the block the wrong way where the rubber o-ring goes over the whole in the IHS? because as far as I can tell you can install the block the wrong way which would let the water into the IHS. CPU BLOCK (Click to show)



I thought about this too. Only thing I could think of is to connect a wet-vac to the tube and hope all the liquid is sucked out. Obviously, you want to separate the cpu and keep both tubes on there. I used to blow on the tube to drain them as best as possible but this is totally open.

Its a nice concept but I think for liabilities reasons, I would skip it. I'm thinking this is not a US based block maker or the liability potential would have been a grave concern (aka sue).
post #224 of 603
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I'm thinking this is not a US based block maker or the liability potential would have been a grave concern (aka sue).

DT is based out of Detroit, MI.
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post #225 of 603
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DT is based out of Detroit, MI.

Lol, then they're looking for trouble in imho. Unless they have you sign a weaver or something, its too much danger in risking your other components.

I read stories of H50s leaking and killing a mb and cpu and Corsair eventually compensated the customer. I know DT is not as big as Corsair, but this is the US, land of the lawsuits wink.gif
post #226 of 603
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Lol, then they're looking for trouble in imho. Unless they have you sign a weaver or something, its too much danger in risking your other components.
I read stories of H50s leaking and killing a mb and cpu and Corsair eventually compensated the customer. I know DT is not as big as Corsair, but this is the US, land of the lawsuits wink.gif
Well, it's only their fault if there is something wrong with the actual product that causes it to leak; the only thing I can imagine causing leaks is the mounting system or the O-ring, and the O-ring probably has as big a chance of leaking as any other water block.
post #227 of 603
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Well, it's only their fault if there is something wrong with the actual product that causes it to leak; the only thing I can imagine causing leaks is the mounting system or the O-ring, and the O-ring probably has as big a chance of leaking as any other water block.

The key thing is that this block has more potential to fail. I'm not saying its cheap and crappy, its just more dangerous. A closed block is offering you a barrier so that is some sort of protection. Its like running you psu without the housing, sure it'll be cooler but the inherent risk is much more pronounced.

Props to DT for thinking outside the box but I don't necessarily see it as a practical and safe solution. I'm sure performance will be up there.
post #228 of 603
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

The key thing is that this block has more potential to fail. I'm not saying its cheap and crappy, its just more dangerous. A closed block is offering you a barrier so that is some sort of protection. Its like running you psu without the housing, sure it'll be cooler but the inherent risk is much more pronounced.
Props to DT for thinking outside the box but I don't necessarily see it as a practical and safe solution. I'm sure performance will be up there.
Well, if you look at a block like the EK supremacy, you can separate the bottom from the top, and the only thing preventing leakage is an O-ring; that could also theoretically leak if the seal is not perfect. As long as it is well mounted, it shouldn't be any less safe than a regular block.
post #229 of 603
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Well, if you look at a block like the EK supremacy, you can separate the bottom from the top, and the only thing preventing leakage is an O-ring; that could also theoretically leak if the seal is not perfect. As long as it is well mounted, it shouldn't be any less safe than a regular block.

More or less true, but don't most "sealed" waterblocks have a dual o-ring setup ?
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post #230 of 603
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Well, if you look at a block like the EK supremacy, you can separate the bottom from the top, and the only thing preventing leakage is an O-ring; that could also theoretically leak if the seal is not perfect. As long as it is well mounted, it shouldn't be any less safe than a regular block.

You're arguing for the sake of arguing. It is obviously way more of a risk to use than any other sealed block.
 
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