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Poll Results: In light of EK's nickel failure, will you buy their blocks?

 
  • 39% (230)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
584 Total Votes  
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

pom or plexi?

Acetal this time around, I don't think I'll ever go plexi again for various reasons. I'm actually trying to acquire an Acetal top for my EK FC 480 water block from EK directly except the payment method that they want me to use is an unknown to me.
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Acetal this time around, I don't think I'll ever go plexi again for various reasons. I'm actually trying to acquire an Acetal top for my EK FC 480 water block from EK directly except the payment method that they want me to use is an unknown to me.

I know what you mean. They used to take paypal, now they take some random and unknown company that's iffy imho.

Acetal blocks...best bet is to buy one and either replace the whole thing and take a hit selling a defective block, or swap the tops only and sell the 2nd block with the old plexi top.
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I dunno, mobo blocks are nice to have with SB-E. Those mosfets get hawt!!
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I dunno, mobo blocks are nice to have with SB-E. Those mosfets get hawt!!

X79 does get hot, especially with quad 480s, but my asrock pro never needed water. Mb blocks are really for looks wink.gif
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I dunno, mobo blocks are nice to have with SB-E. Those mosfets get hawt!!

X79 does get hot, especially with quad 480s, but my asrock pro never needed water. Mb blocks are really for looks wink.gif


Not with x79. You'd be insert x here running high overclocks 24/7 w/o real effort put into the cooling of the fets and that usually means watercooling. Look at the Asrock E11 waterblock thread. PPL seriously desire a block to quiet the chipset/dual PLX combo, the fan runs loud cuz the thing runs hot all the time.
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Not with x79. You'd be insert x here running high overclocks 24/7 w/o real effort put into the cooling of the fets and that usually means watercooling. Look at the Asrock E11 waterblock thread. PPL seriously desire a block to quiet the chipset/dual PLX combo, the fan runs loud cuz the thing runs hot all the time.

Decent airflow will suffice even with x79. The extreme11 has a noisy fan: easy fix replace the fan (which asrock might do because of the complaints) or put a resistor or hook up the fan to a controller. Owners of high-end boards usually expect a water block but this time around no one took up the asrock. I know a fellow who is getting an extreme11 for a high end rendering rig and he's not worried about water cooling. Even though i suggested that for his cpu and gpu(s). Water cooling is becoming a fad and ppl are bored just cooling the cpu and gpu, so that's why you see more and more mb, ram, chipset blocks.

When I see x79 boards start melting, then I'll agree with you that x79 needs a water block badly. I haven't heard of a thermal meltdowned extreme 11, so.....wink.gif


I'll leave it at this TSM; knowing you, this conversation could go on and on rolleyes.gifwink.gifthumb.gif


Got my new rads in so I'll be busy after work biggrin.gif
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Have you been up close and personal with a RIVE at 5ghz under benching?


I'm not sure what you're arguing but I'm not saying mb are required etc, but in the case of serious minded x79 setups, the board's fets will get real hot, burning to the touch.
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Have you been up close and personal with a RIVE at 5ghz under benching?
I'm not sure what you're arguing but I'm not saying mb are required etc, but in the case of serious minded x79 setups, the board's fets will get real hot, burning to the touch.

Don't touch then wink.gif
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My point is that you can do fine on any mb without a mb water block. Sure it will drop temps, just a like a ram block, a hdd block, and psu block will do same thing. But is it crucial?!?!!?!? I'm not convinced, even with X79, for 99% of the users out there.

Does it look damn good? Hells yeah biggrin.giftongue.gif !
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My point is that you can do fine on any mb without a mb water block. Sure it will drop temps, just a like a ram block, a hdd block, and psu block will do same thing. But is it crucial?!?!!?!? I'm not convinced, even with X79, for 99% of the users out there.

Does it look damn good? Hells yeah biggrin.giftongue.gif !

The board will throttle the cpu dude.
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