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    Raystorm
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    Other, and plz put in the thread which you would suggest.
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Hi, I am wanting to know what title says? I have an old hk3.0 and would have to get conversion and backplate, or spend a few extra and get the raystorm. but I am getting a 4770k and what it on WC as soon as I fire it up. So what 1156/1155 do you think?
    
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http://www.xtremerigs.net/reviews/water-cooling/2012-cpu-water-block-roundup/
 
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post #3 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkshadow74 View Post

Hi, I am wanting to know what title says? I have an old hk3.0 and would have to get conversion and backplate, or spend a few extra and get the raystorm. but I am getting a 4770k and what it on WC as soon as I fire it up. So what 1156/1155 do you think?

There are currently five top tier waterblocks, and all of them have a temperature difference ranging by about 1.7 degrees Celsius.


Heatkiller3.0, XSPC Raystorm, Koolance 380i, Phobya UC-1, and EK Supremacy


If you have any of those, there really isn't any reason to upgrade unless you're insane and need the ABSOLUTE BEST traditional watercooling and think it's justified to spend $90 on 1 or 2 degrees Celcius, in which case currently the BEST waterblock as far as temps is the Phobya UC-1 or UC-2, however; those have RIDICULOUS amounts of flow restriction so... yeah, there's that!
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post #4 of 24
I used to have the XSPC Raystorm block but installing it correctly was a pain and where it screws down are plexi so it kinda cracked, I now have the EK Supremacy has better cooling perfomance, simple to mount and it all metal where it tightens down.
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post #5 of 24
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I found the raystorm for 52.00 and for the conversion kit its 20 plus shipping, and then I have to go to a different site for the back plate which is 10 plus shipping where the raystorm comes with all the black plates and fits 775/2011/1156/1155/1150 with out the conversion kits. and it lights up lol.
    
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post #6 of 24
Dont get me wrong its a fantasic block but due to it being plexi when it screws down onto the mount is kinda cheap with a metal cover which fits into an channeling, fastening down to get a good mount hurt my fingers quite alot. Just make sure you are happy with the terms of quality also with whatever you choose, good luck
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post #7 of 24
I say stick with your current waterblock or get the ek supremacy instead
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunreeper View Post

I say stick with your current waterblock or get the ek supremacy instead

I agree, blocks wont give you an great temp difference its all in the mounting for best thermal properties. Unless its broke dont fix it save your money, for something else instead.
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post #9 of 24
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After looking at this, it makes my think it might be better to move to the 380 since its only 74.00, since I am going to have to pay 42.00 anyways to upgrade my 3.0 and i put Coollaboratory Liquid PRO Thermal on my cpu and its also on my HK 3.0. and not sure how easy it will to be to get off. Never tried to remove that one before, or can you tell me a good way to remove it?
    
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post #10 of 24
Those tests are on Socket 2011 ... 1155 is different and 1150 could be different again.

Changing CPU blocks is rarely worth it unless you have one of the very old or basic models. Its also worth noting that Koolance insist you use their bottled coolant or they will not honor any warranty for their water blocks.

Socket 155 / Ivy bridge tests:

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?285753-CPU-water-blocks-roundup
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