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Koolance VID-AR797 for MSI 7970 OC

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http://koolance.com/vid-ar797-video-card-vga-amd-radeon-hd-7970-water-block

100$ or 20$ more than the accelero xtreme 7970. Didn't want to go water but heh I have 2x 360 just for the CPU. The stock cooler on the MSI 7970 is a noisy sucker so keeping the stock cooler isn't a choice.

I wasn't able to find any review for the koolance block, what do you guys think? NCIX does not have much block in stock for the 7970 and the only other that would be interesting is an EK http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69675&vpn=3831109856703&manufacture=EK%20Water%20Blocks&promoid=1198
for 110$...

I prefer the koolance look personally. I had bad experience with EK too, they sent me two times used block for my CPU. First time I bought it, it had a nice deep scratch on the mirror side. Second time the top was damaged, looked like crap for unknown reason. Didn't bother to contact them again since the problem was only aesthetic. In other word, I would prefer never deal with EK again!
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OP if you can watercool there is nothing to match it. go for it. thumb.gif
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Well, just realized it was on graphic card thread... herm I was about to ask you which fitting I need for that block with 1/2 in 3/4 out tubing?

edit: figured it out tongue.gif
Edited by Just a nickname - 11/30/12 at 9:16am
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Thanks bro thumb.gif

What would you get instead?

Thanks again smile.gif
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Anything in copper with active water cooling for the vrms. That means it's Aquagrafx, Heatkiller, and the new Alphacool V2. I am using the better Aquagrafx of the two available on my wifes rig. I also like the Alphacool V2. If that was out I might have gone with that instead.
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i had a problem with a nickel plate mosfet block i bought from them. Corroding happened right on the threads where the barbs connected after about 3 months as well. They make some nice blocks but their nickel plating looks like a problem and unfortunately most of their blocks have nickel plating.
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