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Help choosing a waterblock for my EVGA GTX 670 FTW. (Block picked out and installed. Pics inside!)

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I know that it uses the reference GTX 680 PCB and everything. I was just curious if any of you guys had them with waterblocks and which one you had. I really want the nickel Heat Killer Hole Edition but can't find it in stock anywhere. However I am looking at the Aquacomputer aquagraFX Nickel and EK GeForce 680 GTX+ Nickel. If you guys have any input on any of these that would be much appreciated.
post #2 of 26
I have two GTX 670 FTW and have EK acetal CSQ block for reference GTX 680 on them. I also considered Heatkiller block at first because it looks cool. They should be very similar in performance. My EK block maintains about 15C of water-GPU delta (OCed at 1240MHz max boost clock) .i.e. GPU running at about 50C at full load. I'm happy about the blocks now. They look solid and simple with back plates on.

15C delta is pretty hard to improve compared to 40+ C delta for CPU blocks. So I would just choose any block that appeals aesthetically.
post #3 of 26
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Well that helps a lot. Okay another question then since I haven't been scouring the forums in a few months. Has EK's nickel plating improved since the whole fiasco a year or so ago?
post #4 of 26
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Well that helps a lot. Okay another question then since I haven't been scouring the forums in a few months. Has EK's nickel plating improved since the whole fiasco a year or so ago?

I didn't hear they did. But obviously EK claims their nickel plating has no issue...believe it or not.
post #5 of 26
you could always just buy a universal block, much cheaper. please don't turn this topic into a "which is better" though.
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
No I'm not going to turn it into a which is better thread. I know that the difference in performance on them all is like 2-3C hence this isn't my first water cooled GPU. I did uni blocks on my gtx 460's and don't want to go that route this time. I just wanted input on any of the blocks I suggested as if anyone had first hand experience with them. Also thanks again Whalemeal.
post #7 of 26
I'd play it safe and if you want to go EK, stick with copper.
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post #9 of 26

I'll second that, I loved my 690 waterblock from XSPC.
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post #10 of 26
Any Heatkiller block gets my vote! My LT version is awesome; never go over 40c while gaming. Plus they look super sexy thumb.gif

If you are patient, just wait until the nickel hole edition is in stock. Aquacomputer and EK make awesome blocks too.

And someone correctly me if I'm wrong, but I think the XSPC block passively cools the VRMs. Just wanted to give you a heads up.
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