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Hey guys after a bunch of googling I've found that (please correct me if I'm wrong) the Koolance-380A at 90 degrees seems to be the best AMD water block at the moment.

As sites are not always 100% up to date is this still the case?

Are there any potentially better blocks coming out in the near future?

I was going to wait for Steamroller before buying my custom loop parts, but after finding out how much heat the visheras produce I'm going to get it done within the next month or two.

Is there anything coming out that I should wait for?
post #2 of 7
Almost positive that the 380A cannot be rotated 90 degree. I could be mistaken but I do not see how it can be rotated anything other than 180 degree.

Nothing new coming out waterblock wise that I've heard either.
post #3 of 7
The Intel one is easy to rotate the whole assembled block but obviously not the amd. the block portion unfortunately doesnl't look symmetrical frown.gif





edit: I know some folks can use an intel block using the old Enzotech universal bracket. I've seen it done a few times, so this might be a good option for you smile.gif
Edited by wermad - 9/20/13 at 3:57pm
post #4 of 7
I personally wouldn't worry about the ability to rotate. Won't have that option with most blocks on AM3+ anyway. The 380A looks to have a very stout mounting option, I personally don't have first hand experience with it. It's still a good block.
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Oh you guys are totally right, Looks like I was getting the 90 degree information from the 380I (Intel) I assumed that the 4 star screws in the center to rotate the block would be option, leaving the housing plate the same direction. However looking at it closey, it seems to have a curved shape on the top and bottom that would pertrude frown.gif

Reps to all!

So this is the best one to get?

I would have to buy it over seas and spend alot on shipping, so I have to spend alot to get them here anyways, so I'm looking to get the best block there is.

getting the block first so I know what size the I/OD tubing needs to be to get the rest of the loop
post #6 of 7
Get the swiftech block (Apogee HD) if you don't have to import from overseas. I used it in my previous AMD rig (and my current intel) and it worked great.
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Originally Posted by Noviets View Post

Oh you guys are totally right, Looks like I was getting the 90 degree information from the 380I (Intel) I assumed that the 4 star screws in the center to rotate the block would be option, leaving the housing plate the same direction. However looking at it closey, it seems to have a curved shape on the top and bottom that would pertrude frown.gif

Reps to all!

So this is the best one to get?

I would have to buy it over seas and spend alot on shipping, so I have to spend alot to get them here anyways, so I'm looking to get the best block there is.

getting the block first so I know what size the I/OD tubing needs to be to get the rest of the loop


Get a Supremacy from EK. Its symmetrical and so you can rotate it 90°s. I know from Stren's review of several different cpu blocks, some had slight variances when rotated 90°s. Keep in mind this was on an LGA2011 cpu. From what I have observed, there's no difference on SB or Haswell so it might not be any thermal advantages to Amd. But, to place the ports in the right spot, yeah, I would understand that. Recommend a "Clean" Supremacy to avoid the nasty CSQ and frosty look.


Btw, here's the Enzotech bracket. It converts it to an LGA775 mounting:




http://www.enzotechnology.com/typex_am2.htm



http://www.enzotechnology.com/types_am2.htm



Some people have removed the intel screws to add different ones for adapting them to other blocks (simple drill out) so its not exclusive to Enzotech blocks.
Edited by wermad - 9/21/13 at 10:51am
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