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Got my EK Supremacy CSQ Clear Ver. today and I have a question. Look at the pictures and tell me if the block is suppose to have these white (non transparent) areas around the center? As I saw the block on the pictures of EK themselves, it was completely clear..

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Got my EK Supremacy CSQ Clear Ver. today and I have a question. Look at the pictures and tell me if the block is suppose to have these white (non transparent) areas around the center? As I saw the block on the pictures of EK themselves, it was completely clear..


have you ran water through the block?
    
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have you ran water through the block?

Nope...
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Nope...

try pouring distilled water through it and see if it changes the way the transparency looks. I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about, it looks like its just part of the manufacturing process. Also what other details can you tell me about your water loop? I assume you will be using some sort of colored coolant to have ordered a plexi block?
    
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This is due to how these tops are made, it is a part of machining process. The acrylic will always appear to be cloudy when machined. If you want the top to be completely see through they would have to be flame/heat treated.

This picture appears to be taken with flash enabled hence the more apparent milky milling marks. We don't use flash when doing photographs for the website.
    
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try pouring distilled water through it and see if it changes the way the transparency looks. I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about, it looks like its just part of the manufacturing process. Also what other details can you tell me about your water loop? I assume you will be using some sort of colored coolant to have ordered a plexi block?

I'm going to use Mayhems Pastel Raspberry Purple coolant in my loop, although I wanted to go with some red colored coolant at the beginning... I got two EK rads, the 360 XT (top) and 240 XTX (bottom). Don't have the full water block for my ASUS GTX 660 OC (Direct CUII) so I'm going with the universal one, also from EK. The pump is Laing 3.25 (installed the acrylic EK top on it) and the EK X-3 150 Res..
Right now I have 10 Corsair SP120 High Performance fans on their way, gona use theme on the rads in p\p config.
The only important component that I'm missing is the fittings. Gona order some next months.
Edited by silveralf - 5/21/13 at 12:23pm
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This is due to how these tops are made, it is a part of machining process. The acrylic will always appear to be cloudy when machined. If you want the top to be completely see through they would have to be flame/heat treated.

This picture appears to be taken with flash enabled hence the more apparent milky milling marks. We don't use flash when doing photographs for the website.

I thought that the white areas was the result of the making process of the block, just needed some confirmation on that to be 100% sure that that's the case, Thank you!
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I'm going to use Mayhems Pastel Raspberry Purple coolant in my loop, although I wanted to go with some red colored coolant at the beginning... I got two EK rads, the 360 XT (top) and 240 XTX (bottom). Don't have the full water block for my ASUS GTX 660 OC (Direct CUII) so I'm going with the universal one, also from EK. The pump is Laing 3.25 (installed the acrylic EK top on it) and the EK X-3 150 Res..
Right now I have 10 Corsair SP120 High Performance fans on their way, gona use theme on the rads in p\p config.
The only important component that I'm missing is the fittings. Gona order some next months.

mayhems is definitely the best dye to use. What brand of tubing will you be using? Also does asus not follow the reference design for the 660 block? you will get much more cooling performance from a full cover block than just a universal one. I would actually recommend sticking to stock cooling before using a universal block.
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mayhems is definitely the best dye to use. What brand of tubing will you be using? Also does asus not follow the reference design for the 660 block? you will get much more cooling performance from a full cover block than just a universal one. I would actually recommend sticking to stock cooling before using a universal block.

I'm going to use the Tygon 1/2" ID to 3/4" OD tubing.
About the card, as I saw it on the pictures, the pcb of the 660 OC is different from 660 Ti that does have a full cover water block. I wanted to use the full cover block but I'm afraid that I don't have that option with my card mad.gif
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Mayhem is a good choice, yes. We do have a Full-Cover water block for reference design GTX 660 (non Ti) cards, check out our website. thumb.gif
    
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