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post #11 of 44
Like seriously ek, you have the design of the full top done already for the seahawk version just update it, or give people the choice. These shorty blocks need to go.
post #12 of 44
Part of the deal, no further discussion here needed.
    
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MSI probably said, we want the cool lookin' block for the sea hawk, make the plain jane for standalone if you want the contract.

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post #14 of 44
Ok it's not ek's fault, but MSi's. There is just one thing I don't get.

MSI is effectively screwing over It's own customers by doing this. After all MSI Gaming X is MSI's card.
So one could argue just buy the seahawk, okay sure but.. given the 1080 shortage and the demand for it, finding one will be next to impossible until the supply improves months down the line, and then again alienating customers if they saw the air cooled version in stock..

The real question is EK can you and MSI pump out enough of the seahawks? And unlike the evga hydrocopper era where things were scarce months apart?
post #15 of 44
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Ok it's not ek's fault, but MSi's. There is just one thing I don't get.

MSI is effectively screwing over It's own customers by doing this. After all MSI Gaming X is MSI's card.
So one could argue just buy the seahawk, okay sure but.. given the 1080 shortage and the demand for it, finding one will be next to impossible until the supply improves months down the line, and then again alienating customers if they saw the air cooled version in stock..

The real question is EK can you and MSI pump out enough of the seahawks? And unlike the evga hydrocopper era where things were scarce months apart?

 

EK will pump out as many blocks as MSI tells them to lol.

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post #16 of 44
I went with Gigabyte G1 1070's after comparing the looks and prices of both brands. I've always been an MSI guy, but it seems like gigabyte is the way to go again. I mean, 429$ as opposed to 459$ for the GPU, and this stupid looking MSI block is also 10$ more than the gigabyte block that looks better.

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post #17 of 44
Bigger PCB = bigger and more expensive water block, especially if it uses higher inductor coils and capacitors. There's no conspiracy behind it, it's a matter of economics.

Also, with EVGA it was never a delay on EK's side... It was us notifying them that customers are complaining due to the shortage of product...
    
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Quote:
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Bigger PCB = bigger and more expensive water block, especially if it uses higher inductor coils and capacitors. There's no conspiracy behind it, it's a matter of economics.

Also, with EVGA it was never a delay on EK's side... It was us notifying them that customers are complaining due to the shortage of product...

We know it's frustrating listening to our measly whining complaints, just take it with a grain of salt. EK sets the standards for everyone to follow and we just want the best out of you guys! smile.gif
 
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post #19 of 44
Ordered 2, They come tuesday smile.gif
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post #20 of 44
What does it mean by this water block is not compatible with the stock back plate? Do i need to get another back plate. Or do i just install it without a back plate? I have a GAMING X 1080 and im contemplating water cooling.
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