Originally Posted by Obvcop
Mate, the ek fullcover block is in stock now,I can't vouch for the 480 block but my 290 block cooled everything including the vrm, I'll be skipping this gen but Vega I will 100% be custom looping
EK block has been available for a couple weeks here as well, but for double the price. I'm really quite salty that XSPC advertised the Blade as they did..and when I ordered mine the photos of under the cover weren't available so I made a poor assumption. My XSPC Razer 290X, and every other Razer that I looked up, have active VRM cooling...so when they say "same performance as Razer" one would logically assume active VRM cooling...oh well...
I'm going to work around the issue though. Going to order some better thermal pads and attach my heatsink to the rear of the VRMs...and use a fan if need be. This should drop temps quite a bit as they are currently on par with my homebrew setup.
I can't return the waterblock, so I may as well make the best use of it.