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Well 1st off guys this is my 1st review of a product on OCN and i decided to do a gpu W/B test against the Xspc Razor http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Razor-6970-pr-4802.htmlvs the Ekhttp://www.jab-tech.com/EK-Radeon-HD-6970-VGA-Liquid-Cooling-Block-Nickel-EK-FC6970-Nickel-pr-4786.html Ref Water blocks Ididnt include the Koolance version for the simple fact that i had one for the 6870 and wasent impressed at all so i RMA and got the EK. The main reason i did this mini review was for the simple fact that after looking for reviews on this Xspc block for the 6950 I couldnt find a single one. For my test i used my rig and did 3 test while haveing a 10 min idle time between test of each block. I used OCCT gpu stress test, my 2 Sapphire 6950. Now im sorry guys but i dont have any GPU-Z images for you all to see because I actually just forgot and i did this test @ about 9am-2am and started to get really sleepy, so all u have is my word and the notes I took down for this test i did. I also only had 1 gpu at any given time in my computer for the test and i did the test in a alternating sequence to give a little extra time for the blocks to cool off while also running a 30 min leak test in between. I know this sounds alittle bit of a over kill but i wanted to do it right and with care.
I ended up running a total of 6 gpu test while recording each test and taking the average of the test while also posting each individual idle and load temp, while on stock clocks. anyways here u go The test rig i used was my own rig lol here are the specs:

Asus Crosfire ExtremeIV
AMD 955 blk edition o/c 4ghz
Sapphire 6950(2) Ref
8gb Gskil @1600
XSPC Raza 240 kit


Xspc $84.95 10 min idle period
Idle
1. 39c
2. 40c
3. 38c
Average 39c
Load 1hr test
1. 50c
2. 50c
3. 49c
Average 49.66c
Difference
1. 11c
2. 10c,
3. 9c
Average differencial 10.66c

Ek $104.95 10 min idle period
Idle
1. 40c
2. 40c
3. 40c
Average 40c
Load 1hr test
1. 56c
2. 55c
3. 57c
Average 56c
Difference
1. 16c
2. 15c
3. 17c
Average Difference 16c

Now im not going to insult anyones inteligence so I wont spell out this whole result other than the XSPC w/b was 6c cooler and $30 cheaper than the EK block. I must say I was extremly shocked by this considering I am a big EK fan when it comes to their gpu full w/b.
So in conclusion I ended keeping the Xspc Razor w/b and returning the EK blocks back and installing the other 6950 in my wifes comp.
Here is a few pics of the system that i tested the w/b in and pics of the XSPC block just in case know one has ever seen one. And I hope U guys enjoyed the review as much as a got to write it
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Edited by begjr2 - 3/12/11 at 12:12am
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How much RAD you got?
just a 240 since i ended up ultimatly only w/c 1 gpu and cpu
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What were yer ambients?
anywhere between 32-34
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Good work. Suprised me.
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yea thx it shocked the hell out of me
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You should post this in the water cooling section too.
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I shore will
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You probably want to change the pic of the pcb as you linked a rev2 board which neither block will fit.


Oh yea, grats on getting your other card replaced.
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