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I couldnt find any up to date top testing but there is performance to be gained from a aftermarket top.



The stock top is pretty good tho,as you say. However,its not pretty and the lack of 1/4 ports is a bit of a dealbreaker for me.
I was just looking that.
I don't go for pretty as long as it works I am happy with it. I tend to "hide" the mcp655 when I used it in my water cooling builds.
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I will say this,I had 2 of the rev 1 Koolance tops....rubbish at best,not from a performance aspect but when 2 D5's just fall out of the mount then they get entered into the crap list.

Koolance struggle to machine the top and shroud threads to match,they eventually just pop out and flood the rig....and that is no exaggeration,they literally popped out. mad.gif
Hence the Rev 2 with a traditional screw down method.
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I noticed that there was a Nickel block from EK in the parts list for this water cooling build. Has anyone confirmed that the quality has since been increased since the issues they were having with flaking a while ago?

After reading about it and not really finding solid answers that it has stopped, I decided to go with the acetal and copper route.
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I noticed that there was a Nickel block from EK in the parts list for this water cooling build. Has anyone confirmed that the quality has since been increased since the issues they were having with flaking a while ago?

After reading about it and not really finding solid answers that it has stopped, I decided to go with the acetal and copper route.

The new plating process still has problems,they just dont prep the copper correctly before plating.
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I noticed that there was a Nickel block from EK in the parts list for this water cooling build. Has anyone confirmed that the quality has since been increased since the issues they were having with flaking a while ago?

After reading about it and not really finding solid answers that it has stopped, I decided to go with the acetal and copper route.

The new plating process still has problems,they just dont prep the copper correctly before plating.

I'll be sticking to the copper blocks still then. At least they're a little cheaper too!
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My, I just dont beleive in mixing metals in a loop. Yeah, you are going to tell me that nickel and copper are similar enough but I just prefer not to have them mixed up. No nickel plating for me, and no SKC either. Why take a chance?

Problem with copper is that it tarnishes but I will have copper blocks and copper tubing. Gonna polish them and paint whatever is visible, a nice copper paint. Stays shiny forever.

That EK is forcing you to use copper might be a good thing.
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Why do you want to watercool? To enjoy the silence?

Yes. smile.gif My current system roars and since i'm building a new system I figured I should plan for silence.
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My, I just dont beleive in mixing metals in a loop. Yeah, you are going to tell me that nickel and copper are similar enough but I just prefer not to have them mixed up. No nickel plating for me, and no SKC either. Why take a chance?

Problem with copper is that it tarnishes but I will have copper blocks and copper tubing. Gonna polish them and paint whatever is visible, a nice copper paint. Stays shiny forever.

That EK is forcing you to use copper might be a good thing.

I chose the EK nickel water block because my video card is non-reference and EK "assures" me that theirs will fit.
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I chose the EK nickel water block because my video card is non-reference and EK "assures" me that theirs will fit.

I'd do a little research on the nickel blocks from EK as the last thing you'll want is it to start flaking off and clogging your loop. I'm sure there are other blocks from EK that will fit your non reference design.
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