I was wondering what was delaying my parts delivery from EK?
Actually DHL delivered everything very quickly and the box wasn't mangled like they usually are.
Note to self - Use DHL
They delivered 14 kilos of beautiful water cooling parts that were packed so well by EKWB that I swore there had to be something missing. The box was like DR who's tartus, bigger on the inside than the outside.I owe my incredible thanks to EK for supporting The Metallica Build!
I dug into the boxes to see what was there and I found two of these radiators.
What the heck Is a coolstream PE? I opened the box and wondered where were all the Logo's? Only a small EK emblem by the water connections. Where did these shrouds come from on the headers? I had originally requested 480 XT's because I wanted a thinner Rad for room. Well After all this time has passed, they no longer carry them and recommended 480 XTX's well they are a little thicker than I was looking for but ok I'll take those. That's not what I got. I did a quick check at Performance pcs and these don't exist? It finally hit me that these are a brand new design - COOL
They really cleaned these up. In my opinion these are much better looking radiator and only 40mm thick
which was exactly what I was looking for. Here is a link for anyone that wants to look at the spec's.
The delays I had, waiting for these EK parts was mostly due to all the barrage of new products that came into the market in the last six months. EKWB had to put customers ahead of me and I applaud that, because they are doing me a major favor with there support. This really worked out in my favor! I got the cool new radiators, I was able to switch from 2 - GTX 680's to 2 - GTX 770's. There isn't really much difference in these cards that you couldn't get from overclocking. I do prefer to be on the newer 770 software and hopefully it's better for EK to show off their newest stuff! They also kicked in some extra fittings and 4 way fan splitters, to simplify the wiring.
I was having trouble with light for pictures tonight, so I'll pick this show and tell back up tomorrow evening. I was playing with taking pictures through the radiators ( easily amused ) ha ha
I was able to get a few more pictures this evening. Amazingly I haven't even got all my boxes open yet, because I wanted to get Pictures as I open them and the sun Is starting to go down so early. I need a little bit of natural light in my house to get decent pictures.
These GTX 770 water Blocks are a serious chunk of metal. It almost seems they would cool the cards without water at all. For at least 30 seconds anyway. EK has been listening to the customers wanting to get away from the crop circles so they are offering these CSQ models with the clean look.
I always looked at build logs and people were showing off all their new hardware. I know it can gets boring, but when you get a bunch of awesome new parts you get pretty excited and you want to show them off to your friends. Hey your my friends, no one else could put up with me! Now I can get on with building this case. Thanks for checking out our build and Thanks to all our sponsors EKWB, Corsair, MnpcTech and Mayhems.