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CPU and GPU blocks: Copper or Nickel?

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I was wanting to find out which is better at cooling or are they about the same? I have the heatkiller Copper CPU, but I am thinking about change it to a Heatkiller Nickel or something like that because of the constant dirty look it has, and it seems to me that the water after a little time starts to look off like its the copper doing it, but it might be me. Anyways what do you think about which to get?

Also on a side note, should I get another Res, mine has 1/4 inlet and outlet and I am running 1/2" tubing, will this constrict water flow?
    
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post #2 of 6
performance wise the same, copper oxidizes
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So if I change my CPU Block to Nickel I wont loss any performance, but will lose the oxidizing?
    
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post #4 of 6
both do a good job

nickle blocks are just plated copper

nickle cost more but is better in mixed metal loops (better against corrosion)
and nickle looks a little nicer (more shine)
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post #5 of 6
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I was think of this when I was looking at filters http://www.mountainmods.com/plastic-120mm-fan-filter-p-142.html, But how much airflow will I lose I am using is Yate Loon 120mm x 25mm Fan (D12SH-12).

should I get another Res, mine has 1/4 inlet and outlet and I am running 1/2" tubing, will this constrict water flow?

Trying to tweak my system and also get max performance out of it.
    
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post #6 of 6
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So the question I have is with my spinner in my Res looking a rusty color instead of white, is that from having a copper CPU block and a nickle NB/SB? And with me getting blocks for my GPU if I get 2 copper block would that keep that from happening? Or should I get Nickle on those too?
    
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