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post #31 of 46
Just want to say don't buy Thermaltake CPU (not sure bout the GPU blocks) blocks. They use a horrible adhesive to stick the backplate onto the back of the mobo which, sadly was a horror to get off when I wanted to upgrade to something better which resulted in horrible scratching and a short circuit, resulting in a new mobo purchase. Just wanted to say that.

Oh and the reason you don't mix metals in your loops is because you don't want to create a galvanic cell which can result is this white salty crap in your loop slowing down the flow of the liquid and a horror to clean. Just wanted to add that.
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post #32 of 46
Um - I had a really good Zalman waterblock that was plated gold over copper. It worked phenomenal for me until I replaced the loop. Its in excellent condition. I used a Koolance all-in-one water cooler with it.

Kept my E6700 @ 3.66ghz at really really good temps.
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post #33 of 46
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Hmm koolance is starting to use copper in their blocks. I may have to take them off the crap list
post #34 of 46
yeah, look at their site, most everything of theirs now is all copper or nickel-plated copper
    
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post #35 of 46
I can also vouch for the newest Zalman CPU block (called something like ZM WB5). It's performance isn't horrible and it doesn't use aluminium. On the other hand, it has non-replaceable barbs, so I guess it still qualifies as very bad.

I tried to think of an addition to your list, but apart from Thermaltake, I know of noone who consistently produces watercooling crap.
post #36 of 46
Thermaltake are starting to use copper now also...
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gasp :O
a watercooling REVOLUTION.
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post #38 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Thermaltake are starting to use copper now also...
True, but their build quality is still crap (from what I've seen). And so are their fittings. And their tubes.

...

Not to mention their coolant...

And have you seen those rads? They actually slap some aluminium foil around a bunch of thin copper tubes and then dress it up as a radiator!

Okay, now I should shut up or everyone will start wondering why I'm such an expert on Thermaltake stuff...
post #39 of 46
I've heard some great stuff about a mate who has some of their quick connect fittings...=s

Please don't think I'm trying to say Thermaltake are the best, just maybe some of their products take more stick than they deserve

And no, I don't own any!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HESmelaugh View Post

Okay, now I should shut up or everyone will start wondering why I'm such an expert on Thermaltake stuff...

mmmm,got anything to tell us?
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