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Fixing to order one and i had 3 in mind., Just wondering if anyone has either of the 3 and can post some temps. As skinneelabs gpu water blocks page is down.

* EKWaterblocks Nickel Acetal waterblock for AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5870 Series - EK-FC5870
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekniacwafora.html

* HEATKILLER® GPU-X² for 5850 and 5870 ATI cards
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hegp58.html

And now heatkiller seems to have a gpu-x³ block out now also.

* Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ 58X0 for ATI Reference Design 5850/5870 - Water Block
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26978

I'm running a heatkiller 3.0 cu block. So if the ek is the better choice then i will have to sale my heatkiller 3.0 cu and get a matching ek cpu block then.
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I remember seeing a review on here and seeing the "Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ 58X0 for ATI Reference Design 5850/5870 - Water Block" won in performance out of the three you listed. I personally purchased the EK block though for looks.
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If you go through WC forums, you hardly see HK blocks having issues with GPUs etc. Speak for themselves.

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Well the "HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ 58X0" would match my block. But i heard the vrm temps was hotter on the heatkiller then the ek gpu block.

That was my main concern in going ek all the way or sticking with the heatkiller and get the matching block.
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I bought a EK block for the 5870 i had and my vrms were way cooler than my friends bitspower block he had on his 5870.. I know you didnt mention Bitspower, but, thats just my findings.. Also, I have read several places here that the EK cools the vrms better than all the other blocks..
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Ek is the best water block out there. Have one on my 5970 and 5870.
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post #7 of 8
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Has anyone tested the heatkiller gpu-x³ though? Hopefully skinneelabs is back up.
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Well i went ahead and got the ek gpu block. As it seems to cool the vrms a lot better. They didn't have a back plate for it though. Can it be added later on the card. As it will make it look better although the plate was for the 2 gig models though.

Ordered two 45 degree rotary 1/2 3/2 od bitspowered compression fittings for my heatkiller cpu. And a 30gram tube of mx-2. Yes i know mx-3 was better but you can't get a 30gram tube. And this should last me a while and i was out.

Now if i can get rid of my heatkiller 3.0 cu block and get a ek hf block i will be set then.
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