Originally Posted by Jameswalt1
No question, the Aquacomputer blocks are unparalleled in terms of style and quality. However my issue with them is that they don't have any other product that really matches them. They are so unique looking that they don't come close to matching any other parts in a build. I would have loved to use them in my new build but they would clash with every other block and part. I mean heck, they don't even match any other Aquacomputer product really. I'm sure they can be used and done right, but I'm just speaking generally. Again though, they have an absolute masterpiece of a visual design, especially with that delicious blue coolant in them
One nice thing that EK does is that when they update a design style they generally update the whole product line, gpu block, CPU block, ram block, pump top etc... And with the exception of the controversial frosted csq product, their designs are fairly minimalistic so you can tastefully use all-EK product or even mix and match with other brands products with out them clashing.
Very valid point. I absolutely adore that block design, but it needed some modding to fit into
my build. I'm very happy with the result though:
Looking at AC's lineup, I don't really think it's that bad though, their original colour scheme has always
had a kind of brushed steel/copper/plexi vibe to it (and they later added Nickel versions), so IMO their
CPU block and the Acrylic GPU block don't go against each other that much.
However, while I wouldn't say there are horrible aesthetic incompatibilities (although that is of course
kind of subjective and might be much worse for others' tastes), I do think that they could start looking
into making their designs more consistent. Just imagine a CPU block with that kind of brushed steel
bracket for its plexi top and with a copper base (or Nickel, if you prefer that).