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I love the evga/swiftech block the best. Its the cleanest looking, actually covers the whole card and wont cause it to warp like most other 'full cover blocks' and has given me the best temps by far.
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Man, I wish I didn't have to rely on Alphacool to get an EK plexi Dominator block. tongue.gif lol

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I love those Alphacool blocks - too bad they weren't available much earlier! rolleyes.gif And as far as the VRM cooling being active/passive - I really don't think that's as big a deal as many make it out to be. Sure, from an academic standpoint, active cooling is going to be better if the costs are the same - but it is a solid block of copper and there isn't much distance from the VRM bank to the main (actively cooled) block... I don't think it's a deal-breaker by any means.

I have the XSPC Razor on both of mine and they OC respectably without issue and have nearly the same design (but not as nice aesthetics IMO). Guess I can't complain since they were also $78/ea.

I think unless you have really great cards, and are going for a 24/7 OC in the 1200+/1600+ range it doesn't make all that much difference. If it did then having a better thermal interface material than transfer tape would be necessary as well. I could be wrong, and it's merely conjecture on my part, but that's what my gut tells me.
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so sexy its hot ! (i mean the VRMs, the only flaw of this WB. too bad that the V2 blovk that fixes this issue only works with ref 7950 pcbs frown.gif )
also:
where could i get one of these frosted acrylic HK block? (i think it would look beast with colored coolant)

AFAIK, it was a limited run done by a german forum member, or something of the sort. Only way to get one now is to buy it used. I read Bundy's story somewhere at some point, but can't recall where haha.

I'd love one too mad.gif
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That was bugging the hell out of me. I knew I told SOMEONE I'd let them know when I mounted that thing, but couldn't remember WHO! DOH. Anyway, it fits fine. See here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1339010/build-log-an-old-mans-first-blinged-out-water-build/150#post_18876392

hey man, what color where your caps?
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I love the evga/swiftech block the best. Its the cleanest looking, actually covers the whole card and wont cause it to warp like most other 'full cover blocks' and has given me the best temps by far.

i like your avatar (is it a 480? because then the picture is even hotter tongue.gif )
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Man, I wish I didn't have to rely on Alphacool to get an EK plexi Dominator block. tongue.gif lol
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
do you mean the compatibility issue? because EK has released these not long ago.

or do mean the notorious crop circles?
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I love those Alphacool blocks - too bad they weren't available much earlier! rolleyes.gif And as far as the VRM cooling being active/passive - I really don't think that's as big a deal as many make it out to be. Sure, from an academic standpoint, active cooling is going to be better if the costs are the same - but it is a solid block of copper and there isn't much distance from the VRM bank to the main (actively cooled) block... I don't think it's a deal-breaker by any means.
I have the XSPC Razor on both of mine and they OC respectably without issue and have nearly the same design (but not as nice aesthetics IMO). Guess I can't complain since they were also $78/ea.
I think unless you have really great cards, and are going for a 24/7 OC in the 1200+/1600+ range it doesn't make all that much difference. If it did then having a better thermal interface material than transfer tape would be necessary as well. I could be wrong, and it's merely conjecture on my part, but that's what my gut tells me.

IMO the alphacool blocks are the best clean looking blocks out there. (also, it seems that they are the lightest of all) i just think that by going the wet router on your gpu you should try to get everything actively cooled if possible / available. Most peeps here on OCN are always saying to go on active cooling since if not you might as-well go universal + heatsiks. though i agree with you that the difference wouldn't be anything dramatic but many say that it could be a difference of ~10c (or 15 but i don't remember things well).
too bad alphacool released the V2 block so late rolleyes.gif


btw, what are your VRM temps with those razor blocks?
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AFAIK, it was a limited run done by a german forum member, or something of the sort. Only way to get one now is to buy it used. I read Bundy's story somewhere at some point, but can't recall where haha.
I'd love one too mad.gif

so only EK has that effect on the market now? ( frown.gif )
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I just got sent a pic of my rig at i47,a rare shot of the sleeping beast...

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Hi B Negative, I guess this has been asked before but you appear to be using solid chrome pipes there. Is that right and how did you do it?
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Hi B Negative, I guess this has been asked before but you appear to be using solid chrome pipes there. Is that right and how did you do it?

Pipebending guide in my sig.
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I just got sent a pic of my rig at i47,a rare shot of the sleeping beast...

very nice!

besides the inverted psu lol


I ended up getting a alphacool v2 block regardless, lets hope for the best lol
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