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so currently i have a gigabyte gtx 670 windforce 3x i would like to watercool it the parts i have picked out are feser tubing, xspc fittings, black ice gtx 360 rad, mips iceforce cpu block, laing d5 variable pump, and either the xspc 680 waterblock,the nickel plated heatkiller 680 waterblock or the copper heatkiller 680 waterblock i am just not sure which would be better thermalwise between the xspc and heatkiller but also what about corrosion or mixing of metals and plating issues, should i just not use nickel plated blocks, because i have seen the horror pictures of ek blocks
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so currently i have a gigabyte gtx 670 windforce 3x i would like to watercool it the parts i have picked out are feser tubing, xspc fittings, black ice gtx 360 rad, mips iceforce cpu block, laing d5 variable pump, and either the xspc 680 waterblock,the nickel plated heatkiller 680 waterblock or the copper heatkiller 680 waterblock i am just not sure which would be better thermalwise between the xspc and heatkiller but also what about corrosion or mixing of metals and plating issues, should i just not use nickel plated blocks, because i have seen the horror pictures of ek blocks use nickel plated blocks, because i have seen the horror pictures of ek block

Well you shouldn't have much of a problem if you use copper only. As for the blocks performance, there's normally no more than a 1 to 2c difference. So go with the look. You could also look up Stren's thread here on OCN for a better idea. I'd still go with what you think looks best, unless you plan on having 5 plus blocks in the loop. At which point I'd look for a high flow low restriction block.

If you do want to use nickel for looks, then I can suggest (yes suggest) Mayhems XT-1 glycol (5 to 10% mix) to the water. It contains biocides, anti-corrosives which will slow the corrosion. It can also be mixed with any of their dyes, so if you want color in your tubes it won't stop you.

Good luck! thumb.gif
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