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Two? First was RMA'ed as it was a bad one that had a lot of wear in only a few month's. But loud will will very from person to person.
Yep, performs great, and you are right the price is very good. I just did want him walking in to it thinking it was a quiet performer. thumb.gif

Dual loop smile.gif Mine were pretty quiet. Then again, I had ~25 fans in that build happysmiley.gif





I don't like the CSQ frosted plexi. Makes you think that EK doesn't want you to notice any "discrepancies" (if any). The EK rep/member said you can still see the nickel through the frosted/glazed plexi. I haven't seen one in person but the numerous pics I have seen really don't convince me.

If you run dye, I fail to see how you will see any nickel flaking in those blocks. Before when they had the Universal Bridge Series I would have liked an understated acrylic bridge. The new bridges aren't understated. The stick out like a sore thumb. Part of the allure for me with water cooling was that people saw my system as a whole. Those circles focus my eye on the water cooling. And yes I am OCD and I notice the little things more than most, I'm reasonably sure that the first thing people notice are those damned circles.

Appreciate the heads up that the medallion is a sticker. Even more of a reason that I don't want em in my system. mellowsmiley.gif

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The main thing that annoys me about the CSQ design is the frosting on all of the blocks, I think it's ugly. I which I could get some without the frosting. If I could, I would buy a new set of blocks straight way.
When I'm running Aurora or a a bright coloured coolant in my system I want to see it.
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My CPU block cracked not too long ago. Thankfully EK makes replacement tops for those acrylic Supreme's. Otherwise I would have been stuck with a frosted block.

Had EK made those crop circles on unfrosted acrylic, it wouldn't be so bad.
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To each their own.

I think there's some serious confirmation bias going on with a lot of people towards EK. That kind of irrational thinking drives me nuts.
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I don't know, I find this incredibly alluring.

I prefer the frosted and CSQ, honestly.

That is the only thing that makes me wanna go SLI, been saving up might get it by next month... I hope...
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The main thing that annoys me about the CSQ design is the frosting on all of the blocks, I think it's ugly. I which I could get some without the frosting. If I could, I would buy a new set of blocks straight way.
When I'm running Aurora or a a bright coloured coolant in my system I want to see it.
I wish they still did these: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


true that! I have that Supreme CPU block with the plexi top which I love, but there are no clear plexi GPU blocks out there so I think I'm going to have to paint it black and buy black acetal GPU block so it will look some what OK, which is a damn shame tbh
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To each their own.

I think there's some serious confirmation bias going on with a lot of people towards EK. That kind of irrational thinking drives me nuts.

I think that there is too much owner bias. Would you even say the same thing if you owned something else? Doubtful.

My bias is based on their CAD designs. A good business will NEVER scrap their CAD files. They can't tailor for everyone? Mips is willing to build a block for x79 boards on 10-20 opportunities to make a sale. I'm relatively sure they'll sell that as long as the word is spread and people realize they'll be able to get a block for their Motherboard so they can get extreme in their Clocking.

This is my problem with EK. They KNOW that 80% of enthusiast coolers don't like the CSQ. Most people buy CSQ cause they got no other choice if they wish to stick with EK. I don't want no damned frosting on my Acrylic. I don't want no damned circles on my blocks.

It's not confirmation bias that I'm spreading here. Its FAIL bias. I'm glad you like your CSQ blocks. It would be pointless to buy and keep them if you didn't.

But please don't judge my bias on sheeple principles. They could offer alternative covers to the masses if they wanted to. It's not that much more cost if at all. They have the designs so it's not like they have to start from scratch. That's all I'm saying and yes the Nickel issue is going to play a part in a buyer's bias. It's not like the Nickel issue happened 3 or 4 series runs ago. So confirmation bias my eye. If I'm paying the money you damned right I'm gonna have some kind of bias until EK has had a couple series go without a Nickel issue. rolleyes.gif

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I think that there is too much owner bias. Would you even say the same thing if you owned something else? Doubtful.
My bias is based on their CAD designs. A good business will NEVER scrap their CAD files. They can't tailor for everyone? Mips is willing to build a block for x79 boards on 10-20 opportunities to make a sale. I'm relatively sure they'll sell that as long as the word is spread and people realize they'll be able to get a block for their Motherboard so they can get extreme in their Clocking.
This is my problem with EK. They KNOW that 80% of enthusiast coolers don't like the CSQ. Most people buy CSQ cause they got no other choice if they wish to stick with EK. I don't want no damned frosting on my Acrylic. I don't want no damned circles on my blocks.
It's not confirmation bias that I'm spreading here. Its FAIL bias. I'm glad you like your CSQ blocks. It would be pointless to buy and keep them if you didn't.
But please don't judge my bias on sheeple principles. They could offer alternative covers to the masses if they wanted to. It's not that much more cost if at all. They have the designs so it's not like they have to start from scratch. That's all I'm saying and yes the Nickel issue is going to play a part in a buyer's bias. It's not like the Nickel issue happened 3 or 4 series runs ago. So confirmation bias my eye. If I'm paying the money you damned right I'm gonna have some kind of bias until EK has had a couple series go without a Nickel issue. rolleyes.gif
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1) Don't own them.

2) Using the nickel problem as a reason for why they are now using frosted glass is the kind of thought I'm talking about when I say confirmation bias. They know the problem was there, now any change is a result of it. That's faulty logic.
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If you don't like EK,don't buy it. Its their design choice,they are trying to create brand identity away from the older design that was gaining poor press.
There are many options out there instead that cater for a minimalist style.
Walls of text every few weeks is not going to change that.

Im interested where the 80% came from tho.
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1) Don't own them.
2) Using the nickel problem as a reason for why they are now using frosted glass is the kind of thought I'm talking about when I say confirmation bias. They know the problem was there, now any change is a result of it. That's faulty logic.

I'm running two of their nickel fc590s. I never had an issue with their performance nor their looks. I had an issue with their customer service through "Nickel Gate". I had seven blocks failed on me. Before CSQ launched, I had no problem considering an EK block for a say a 7970 or 580. I like their bridges systems; though complex, they add a good amount of rigidity. CSQ launched, and I was like WT----effitttiffffffffff. I'm planning (if the wifey doesn't fine out tongue.gif) a gpu upgrade down the road. Really liked the 7970s, so three or four would be nice. EK is one of the few that makes a quad bridge. Its gonna be super hard to find the old 7970 blocks since they launched CSQ. I'm glad AC and HK (confirmed via email) they have a great bridge system for triple or quad.

Bottom line: I don't like the looks of the CSQ. It reminds of the of the Bangle-Butt BMW(s). Some liked them and plenty of them bought them. But they really have toned it down due to the criticism. I hope EK will consider this and offer an option without the crop circles. Even without this design, the blocks would still look good. Like MIPS, done purposely and beautifully. I don't mind a logo here and there. But the complaints I have heard on the forums have not been in favor and few (like yourself) like it. That's fine...there's always fans of the Bangle Butt BMW, nah? wink.gif
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