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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 #281 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain View Post

I am subbing this for sure ... I am about to water cool for my first time so this will help a ton ! ...
Was looking at getting the Apogee HD but now I am not sure ...
I thought it was a general rule to not have nickel anything ... or am I behind in my research ... redface.gif


don't mix metals. have all copper or all nickel etc
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post #282 of 603
It´s no problem when using a good coolant such as Innovatek Protect thumb.gif
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post #283 of 603
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

don't mix metals. have all copper or all nickel etc

You're nearly always mixing some metals - there are no nickel radiators and no copper fittings?
     
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post #284 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simplynicko View Post

don't mix metals. have all copper or all nickel etc

Copper and nickel mix just fine, even with nothing more than distilled. It's aluminum that you have to watch out for.
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post #285 of 603
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Originally Posted by bundymania View Post

It´s no problem when using a good coolant such as Innovatek Protect thumb.gif

Though why would anyone pay $20 per liter for ethylene glycol, distilled water, unknown corrosion inhibitors, and a defoaming agent. If your mixing metals or just want corrosion protection, you can buy concentrated inhibitors and make inhibited distilled for about $1 to $2 per liter, ie a fraction of that cost. There are many available sources of inhibitors that are designed for radiator cooling or cooling towers like zerex concentrate, no rosion, etc that you can add at less than 5% concentration, so not affect cooling of distilled water, and added bonus of knowing what inhibitors you are using.

that aside, any more testing for cpu blocks coming any time soon?
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post #286 of 603
Stren can you edit the thread to make the pics of the blocks as spoilers?
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post #287 of 603
Thanks for the information ...

I know pure copper is the best ... does nickel or chrome plating effect cooling in a big way or can I go ahead and just buy a decent block (CPU - Swiftech Apogee HD ... GPU - Swiftech MCW82)
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post #288 of 603
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Quote:
Originally Posted by douglatins View Post

Stren can you edit the thread to make the pics of the blocks as spoilers?

Yes I'll go back and edit these when I announce the results thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain View Post

Thanks for the information ...
I know pure copper is the best ... does nickel or chrome plating effect cooling in a big way or can I go ahead and just buy a decent block (CPU - Swiftech Apogee HD ... GPU - Swiftech MCW82)

Plating shouldn't effect performance unless it flakes off and blocks something thumb.gif
     
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post #289 of 603
Thanks for the information guys ... thumb.gif ...
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DT Sniper also comes in white and looks quite sexy in it!

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