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So far every EK product I have seen is to my liking.
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yes always, there just something about DD that looks cheap, i think its the screws lol if they had some sunken socket screws it would look more appealing
    
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Maybe so...when you are spending money on something as trivial/high-end/luxuious as liquid cooling those small details should be attended...
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The EK does look nice although I don't like the countersinking of the screws. Screw points are the weak point of acrylic tops, if it's going to crack, that's where it will crack particularly with socket head type screws. Nice large roundhead screws are what you want on acrylic to distribute the load of the screw head down over a larger area. Countersinking them in (while looking nice) isn't the best structurally.

I've also just completed more pressure drop testing, and while I always expected the DD full coverage blocks to be about the same as EK in restriction, the EK blocks are much more restrictive. The DD blocks are actually less restrictive than an MCW-60 which is really free flowing. I can only assume this new EK block is even more restrictive, might be something to consider in multiple block loops. Doesn't matter on GPU only loops though.
    
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Thank you Martin. Just goes yo show you can't judge a block by it's cover



sorry...
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Now we will be taking a direct dive into my brain for some 3870X2 ideas (yes my brain works in MSPaint haha)
The 2 piece block setup would be err.. like this? =P

And the full coverage block:
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That's like an early Picasso...
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Any good "free" programs I could download in order to design a waterblock I have a few ideas but would like to draw them out for you guys
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For some reason I knew this would come up lol Thanks tho
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