Originally Posted by PCModderMike
Twins! You as well get plenty of
I was really leaning towards XSPC blocks for my 670's, but the more I read about and see the Heatkillers blocks, the more I'm interested in their products.
The HK's are a little more pricey, but I feel the quality and attention to detail are definitely there.
Even the smallest thing like providing pre-cut thermal pads, which is something you're not aware of until you open the package, is a VERY welcome aspect of HK's presentation. My previous experiences with Koolance and EK for my old GTX 580's, where I had to cut the pads down on my own, leaves a lot of opportunity to frustrate the end-user - especially if you have more than one GPU.
I was looking at the XSPC's myself, but ultimately, I just fell in love with the Nickel-Black look of the HK block.
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
I have 3 of those plus plates....
Maybe some day...
Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain
What is the easiest way to clean the staining ...
I filled my blocks with vinegar and let it sit for about an hour. Rise and repeat until most, if not all, of the staining is gone. Even with my EK plexi Nickel EN blocks, the plating was not affected by it. Removing the other gunk (like plasticizer or debris from flaking blocks or radiators) is a different matter, though, and would most likely require taking apart the block to scrub it clean with a soft towel or toothbrush.
After struggling with my plexi Nickel EK blocks on my 580's, I think I'm done with the novelty of plexi blocks, for now. In the end, it was too much work to keep up with the clean appearances and it's not like it performed any better either.