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Acrylic is nice to keep an eye on liquid and block health and has a distinct look to it that you may like. The acetal is more durable and less chances of cracking, better material.

Many complaints on EK nickel plating. Copper is good safe choice.

To answer your question about warping... Some blocks are not perfect. My heatkiller block fits nice and flat and plumb, excellent block.

would you go with the ek fc7970 or the heatkiller 79x0 smile.gif? my choice was heatkiller but im hearing better things about the ek-fc's flow rate and what not
  
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would you go with the ek fc7970 or the heatkiller 79x0 smile.gif? my choice was heatkiller but im hearing better things about the ek-fc's flow rate and what not

For single card I would go with Heatkiller. For multiple cards I would go with the EK.


I like the look of the Heatkiller better.

If a tight budget is important to maintain the EK is a better choice. I would feel confident with either of these blocks but I prefer the Heatkiller and from what I have seen the Heatkiller will cool GPU just a little better and flow will not be as much a problem with only 1 block.
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For single card I would go with Heatkiller. For multiple cards I would go with the EK.


I like the look of the Heatkiller better.

If a tight budget is important to maintain the EK is a better choice. I would feel confident with either of these blocks but I prefer the Heatkiller and from what I have seen the Heatkiller will cool GPU just a little better and flow will not be as much a problem with only 1 block.

do you think the 13x L flow heatkiller vs the 15x L flow of the EK really makes a huge difference?

To be honest i just want the best cooler i can get for my card seeing as i have to spend $150-200 regardless

edit- more noob questions from me smile.gif do you think i should buy CLU? the cool laboratory ultra TIM for the gpu waterblock? and if I do you think the clu will outperform the noctua nt-h1 on my cpu waterblock?
im going to get the fuji thermal pads 0.5mm too i have a feeling the ones that come with the waterblocks are probably very basic
  
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My planned flow, i want the res to feed pump straight up to my rx240

Res->pump->rx240->cpu block->monsta 80mm thick rad->gpu->res

the monsta is going to be a push pull exhaust out of the front where the dual bay slots are and im making the top back a intake instead of an exhaust
  
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My planned flow, i want the res to feed pump straight up to my rx240

Res->pump->rx240->cpu block->monsta 80mm thick rad->gpu->res

the monsta is going to be a push pull exhaust out of the front where the dual bay slots are and im making the top back a intake instead of an exhaust



For 3 cards I would go with the EK to ensure the highest flow possible on the card blocks. For single card only I would go with Heatkiller since it cools the GPU the best (from what I have seen) and high flow will not be needed as much because you are only dealing with CPU and GPU block.



That Monsta 120 RAD has 1 fill/drain plug on opposite side of the multi in and out port area. You can use it as a fill port with a single connector to fill it up with a top fill port on the highest point of the case. In this configuration I think you will be able to eliminate the need of a reservoir. With out the reservoir the case will be able to breath air better and it will help with air flow in the case. Something to consider. IMO you should only use a reservoir if needed.


I have no experience with CLU but my favorite TIM right now is CLP. It spreads super thin so you need have a near perfect flat block surface to make proper contact with gpu die. Also CLP doesn't mix with aluminum so you only want to use it on high quality copper metal or high quality nickel plated block. I use CLP on my CPU and GPU with great cooling results.
Edited by SonDa5 - 3/23/13 at 10:08pm
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im going to have to consider this mate, im just really scared to using the the radiator as my res... i am new and this sounds like it is not so easy redface.gif
  
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This was a very informative read. Thanks!

I was originally planning on getting the Heatkiller 7970 block as well but since it is OOS everywhere I might switch to the EK acrylic+copper block since I plan on getting another 7950 later down the road. I have a quick question, is the EK Copper adapter needed for their CSQ blocks?
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This was a very informative read. Thanks!

I was originally planning on getting the Heatkiller 7970 block as well but since it is OOS everywhere I might switch to the EK acrylic+copper block since I plan on getting another 7950 later down the road. I have a quick question, is the EK Copper adapter needed for their CSQ blocks?


No adapter needed just make certain block will fit pcb design.
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