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Poll Results: which 7970 block to buy?

 
  • 14% (6)
    Koolance 7970 block
  • 4% (2)
    Alphacool ATXP 7970 block V1
  • 4% (2)
    Alphacool ATXP 7970 block V2
  • 41% (17)
    XSPC Razor 7970 New Style
  • 0% (0)
    XSPC Razor 7970 (old)
  • 34% (14)
    else?
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post #1 of 58
Thread Starter 
Very close to ordering my loop and i found another problem with my order, Which 7970 block?


At first i thought the Alphacool 7970 block (V1) with black polished finish. it looks great and fits my theme/color scheme very well but it cools the VRMs passively (and for now out of stock @ PPCS frown.gif )


i considered the V2 version of the alphacool block, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with 7970 reference design (7950 with 7970 pcb really hits me now).

Then only left for me the Koolance 7970 block, which looks very good, actively cools the VRMs and is at 100$ now. also, this block is the lightest one at 680 grams.Update: it weight 970 grams.



But then came this new XSPC block, which has it's looks (especially the lighting options) but again passive cooling...



(and lets not forget the original razor block which sells at 60$ and its very tempting, even if it cools the vrms passively too, and sold out frown.gif )




which to choose?
Edited by RKTGX95 - 11/28/12 at 12:56am
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post #2 of 58
EK and many will argue with me now... wink.gif
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post #3 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chrisf4lc0n View Post

EK and many will argue with me now... wink.gif

i won't argue with your choice. (i personally quite like EK's new CSQ)
But, the CSQ doesn't feet my style in the loop. it would be out of place. (for it to fit i'd have to have at least a CSQ cpu block, and i'm already into the XSPC one)
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post #4 of 58
When I get my loop going I plan on getting the swiftech komodo.It performs well and looks great IMO.
http://www.swiftech.com/komodo-hd7900.aspx
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_582&products_id=33923
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post #5 of 58
+1 on Komodos, otherwise maybe buy my Danger Den block? Lol
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post #6 of 58
I have the Koolance 7970 block on a reference 7970. It was fairly easy to install and looks good.
post #7 of 58
I will be following this thread closely... I too am still undecided on what block to get. I was going to go with the Heatkiller block but after seeing that new XSPC block, I'm not sure...

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post #8 of 58
That new razor block is pretty nifty thumb.gif
I wonder if the LED's will be easily moddable to a different color.
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/waterblocks/gpu-waterblocks/razor-7970-new-style/
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post #9 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by InsideJob View Post

When I get my loop going I plan on getting the swiftech komodo.It performs well and looks great IMO.
http://www.swiftech.com/komodo-hd7900.aspx
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_582&products_id=33923

not sure on the komodo, it feels a bit plain to me. (and also, the backplate a bit ruins my plan for a custom backplate from dwood tongue.gif )
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw View Post

I will be following this thread closely... I too am still undecided on what block to get. I was going to go with the Heatkiller block but after seeing that new XSPC block, I'm not sure...
Jeffinslaw

Quote:
Originally Posted by InsideJob View Post

That new razor block is pretty nifty thumb.gif
I wonder if the LED's will be easily moddable to a different color.
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/waterblocks/gpu-waterblocks/razor-7970-new-style/

i agree on the looks of the new XSPC block, but isn't it a problem that it passively cools the VRMs?



any comment on the alphacool blocks?
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post #10 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKTGX95 View Post

any comment on the alphacool blocks?
They make great radiators and they last CPU block came 2nd in Stren's CPU round-up, I would personally give it a go, but they do not make 7850 blocks frown.gif
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