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Poll Results: which block for the 4770k

 
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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Jakusonfire View Post

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

And after seeing that about the Koolance and reading that review, I wont go with the 380, but wish they had the hk 3.0 in that group. My main worry is that I spending alot on this and would hate not to cool it right, since I am going to push up to 4.5 or higher. a couple more questions, 1) what is a good thermal paste that doesnt cost a ton and doesnt do what my last one did, where I have to sand or what ever to get it off? 2) what is the supreme j3 block? 3) would you sand the HK 3.0 down to get the pro thermal paste off and pay the 42 for the conversion kit or would you step up to say the supreme that is more compatible with more chips? I am playing on having this board for along time its the Gigabyte OC Force and the 4770k chip.
    
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post #12 of 24
If you look on page 2 of that testing he did have a Heatkiller 3 in testing but he hasn't updated the thread with results yet.

The Supremacy J3, J2, J1 are all the same block ... it comes with different Jet plates for different sockets. They now recommend Jet plate 3 for 1555 and have released a new one for socket 2011

If it was me I guess I would just get the Supremacy ( I use one though ) ... it works well on all sockets, and it comes in about 8 different looks so shouldn't be too hard to find one you like.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 6/2/13 at 1:10am
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post #13 of 24
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lol wish he woulded have. so whats the real difference between the elite and Universal and ltx? And with the fact I have to sand down my hk to get the Pro off, do you think its worth it? or is going with the EK better? and what Thermal paste would you suggest?
    
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post #14 of 24
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lol wish he woulded have. so whats the real difference between the elite and Universal and ltx? And with the fact I have to sand down my hk to get the Pro off, do you think its worth it? or is going with the EK better? and what Thermal paste would you suggest?

So is there any thought on this? I am about to take a pic of my HK so you can see the Pro.
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post #15 of 24
IMO stick w/ what you have unless you find it aesthetically unappealing now. The difference between blocks is so small. The one or two degrees difference isn't going to make a lick of difference when it comes to clocks.
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post #16 of 24
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well cleaned it but have a problem.



did I mess it up? And is which should I use Shin-Etsu X23-7783D Thermal Compound or Arctic Cooling MX-3 Thermal Compound?
    
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post #17 of 24
You shouldn't sand most modern waterblocks because they are bowed to get a better mount w/ retention. What grit did you go down to?
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2000, had to had Coollaboratory Liquid Pro Liquid Metal Thermal Compound and it wasnt flush or at least it felt bump.
    
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So is it going to be better to get a new one then? since I lapped it?
    
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post #20 of 24
2000 grit isn't rough enough to sand anything. Pretty much only polish it. You likely haven't damaged the block.
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