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Which EK CPU/GPU blocks should i get?

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They have ones that are nickel, nickel+acetal, acetal, and plexi/acrylic. Which ones should i get for my cpu and gpu? Looks are a big deal as i don't have a window in my case.

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post #2 of 6
CPU- This one
GPU- This one

But you really couldnt go wrong with any of them tbh! Just depends on what you find aesthetically pleasing
post #3 of 6
I'll back up Mark, plus I would have voted for nickel/ acetyl any day over plexi/ acryl, acetyl is far stronger and takes the heat & nickel is fairly neutral as far as galavanization.
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post #4 of 6
I like the nickel+acetal but you might look at the rasa cpu block much cheaper and its only 1-2c behide the ek block tho the ek block i really like is this one below that i might change to.

CPU EK

CPU RASA

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post #5 of 6
if you want the best its about 45.00 more but the EK HF is it
my next block is the Rasa its like 50.00 for the block and as stated only 1-2c behind the 95.00 block. is it worth 1-2c for that much more. Really instead of 54c at load you might get 52c not really a big deal
EK makes nice blocks with no doubt. I have the ek full cover blocks for my motherboard and they are great. also for longevity get metal not plexi. actel is more durable the plexi
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Thanks for the tips guys. Looks like i'm gonna get nickel+acetal ones.
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