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post #11 of 17
Hmmm, this makes me ask the question of when are they going to release new blocks.

If they're only getting ideas now, chances are that it's going to be a good while yet.
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post #12 of 17
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Graphene coating*
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Hrmm, graphene isn't a dip like nickel it's sprayed on (unless I'm mis-understanding something.). Maybe they can apply it only to the channels that have water flow in them. teaching.gif

That would increase the number of thermal boundary layers and make temps worse.



The nickel coating isn't for thermal performance though... it's for corrosion resistence.
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post #13 of 17
Judging by their track record, i doubt they will change the circle design.
 
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post #14 of 17
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The nickel coating isn't for thermal performance though... it's for corrosion resistence.
Er, no, it's mostly for looks... EK had many nickel plated blocks that corroded, while copper blocks were problem free.
post #15 of 17
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Hrmm, graphene isn't a dip like nickel it's sprayed on (unless I'm mis-understanding something.). Maybe they can apply it only to the channels that have water flow in them. teaching.gif

You could have the top whatever material you want, but essentially the whole bottom would need to be graphene for it to do anything.
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You could have the top whatever material you want, but essentially the whole bottom would need to be graphene for it to do anything.

I was thinking the complete opposite. I'd not want the Graphene for it's thermal conductance but for it's corrosion resistance. Granted the thermal part is just a bonus.

If you only coat the water channels and leave the rest of the block in copper, you may be able to reduce the product cost. In part making it affordable.
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I was thinking the complete opposite. I'd not want the Graphene for it's thermal conductance but for it's corrosion resistance. Granted the thermal part is just a bonus.

If you only coat the water channels and leave the rest of the block in copper, you may be able to reduce the product cost. In part making it affordable.

Coating in graphene would hurt temps since there's an additional thermal boundary.
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