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That brand has horrible support and the highest failure rate though.
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Tbh, a lot of controllers have failed recently. Best bet is to contact the retailer (if you're still within the window).

Even the all mighty Aquerio5 has a disclaimer because of it being burnt out (many by user errors).



Still debating on which blocks to use. So far, EK is the only one with everything in stock in most places (ie blocks, backplates, links/bridges, etc.). I can always resolve the csq with a sander smile.gif
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That brand has horrible support and the highest failure rate though.
Lamptron? I haven't had a problem with either. My Fan Controller Touch has been running solidly for just over a year. Their support doesn't seem too bad either. I sent them an email yesterday through the support page on their website and they responded within a few hours. I've never had to go through an RMA process with them but I know BNegative had a good experience with them when his FC5 died and they replaced it, even after he had taken it apart and modded it with a new faceplate
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User error is user error. However that's different from high failure rates, which means it's not failing due to user error. wink.gif


BLocks wise, I love to hate ek but their design tolerances fitment to the actual card is second to none.
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I've had a few Fan-Atics and i never had an issue. But I did buy a couple of clearance FC2s that had the buzzing. One I had to eat the cost frown.gif

Tried a few more and they all had buzzing including the NZXT Mix. So far the Mesh is working fine and does drop the fan speed low enough for my needs smile.gif


EK.......I hated their standoffs on their pre-csq blocks (like the ones you have TSM). What a mess and pita to get them on.

CSQ solved a lot of the "complaints" of the previous gen blocks (fixed standoffs and including a link in their CSQ blocks). But still, I can't get over their crop circle looks (rolleyes.gif)...ugh. I still have plenty of time to think it over. HK is getting blocks in at some sites and the bridge system is available for quads. Though, everyone is out of their backplates (frown.gif).

I've crossed out xspc and alphacool. Still considering: HK, AC, EK, and Koolance.
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Why not just make some of the custom backplates like you did for the 580's? Or have DWood make you some
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Good choice Wermad! I love my 7970's! I would love to go tri-fire but I don't have the PSU, the rad space or the money for it lol. What brands are you looking at? I have a Diamond and a Sapphire, both reference. Both of them clock very well. I think I have them at 1100 and 1550 at stock volts. I'm not 100% sure on these clocks because I am at school.

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Why not just make some of the custom backplates like you did for the 580's? Or have DWood make you some

Even at 1/4" acrylic, there's still some flex. I know first hand the ek back-plates are stiff (aluminum) and I really don't have time to make some backplates. Ugh, I'll just get over it and buy EK. I've never had problems with their block's performance and I'll just get copper to avoid any nickel issues in the future. It'll save me a bit of cash since the 7970s will eat up a lot of my budget smile.gif
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EK backplates are nice since they do double duty by removing some latent heat off the vrms.
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Just finished playing a game of BF3 on 7680x1440... using the quadfires at 1100mhz core and 1450mhz ram. Ultra everything except for AA which is off... 65-90 fps!
Turning on AA to 2xAA drops it down to 55-65 fps.
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