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So i'm trying to go for a mainly black stealthy kind of look for my rig rebuild. Mainly going for black fittings and black blocks with some white fluid. However, from what i've seen most 680 blocks are silver or chrome in color and i haven't seen much variety with black blocks. EK is a definite out for me because of that horrid CSQ design and the Hydro Copper blocks are just way too expensive even though they look really nice. Anyone have any black block suggestions?
 
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Yes, the XSPC Razor. You might not want the LED's but they look very nice. Just make sure your card have the PCI power connectors on top of each other because they wont fit on the side-by-side ones. (Like my Gigabyte GTX 670 with reference 680 PCB)
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Yes, the XSPC Razor. You might not want the LED's but they look very nice. Just make sure your card have the PCI power connectors on top of each other because they wont fit on the side-by-side ones. (Like my Gigabyte GTX 670 with reference 680 PCB)

That looks really nice. Not a fan of the bottom bump though for the fittings.
 
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There is not a massive amount of choice and like you said most blocks are nickel, I think about the only block that is full acetal is the EK block and the swiftec block. (The HC block is made by Swiftech)
    
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