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Het I'm on my iPhone at microcnter. Going to buy my water cooling stuff. I just don't want to mix metals. I got the ek acetal full cover for my 5970. What CPU block should I get. They don't have any ek blocks.

What's the difference between the stack series of the swiftech rads versus regular. Stack seems to be more expensive. Is it worth it?
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I bought my EK Supreme HF there a few days ago. I've heard GREAT things about it.
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post #3 of 22
For a CPU block, get the Swiftech Apogee XT or Heatkiller 3.0 . If there is no EK cpu blocks

I have no experience with the swiftech stack rads so I cant comment on that.
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post #4 of 22
the stack rads are just that. They are stackable if you wish to use one on top of the other.
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post #6 of 22
Here are the advantages displayed with a stacked setup:



It basically means you can put multiple radiators on top of each other, which can be beneficial for a loop that incorporates both GPU and CPU cooling.
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post #7 of 22
Get the regular Swiftech radiator. The "stackable" rads suffer since they are so close together and that the fans are blowing hot air into the other.
post #8 of 22
Yes, just get the regular rads, no need for the stack. For the block, I'm sure they have an Apogee XT or GTZ there that will do you well.
     
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post #9 of 22
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Okay I've got
-320 swiftech rad
-ek full cover
-swiftech apogee xt
-655 pump
-ic diamond
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post #10 of 22
Don't forget tubing. And you can get distilled water at your local grocery store.
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