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Ok so I am about to buy a cpu water block, thing is I am torn between cuplex kryos Pro or heatkiller 3.0 Lt. I want the heat killer but there are many negatives I see with that bloch, well more like not fitting my needs not negatives about the block itself.

So heatkiller has a good rep but what is stopping me from getting it is:
1. I have to buy the block with 1156 mounting which is not able to be used with 1366 unless i buy the brackets for that socket.
2. The top is not made of brass or copper, which makes it seem lightweight and not high end LOL.
3. Price is somewhat higher than the kryos
4. have to buy backplate separate.

leaning towards cuplex kryos pro for the following reasons
1. I can get the brass one for roughly the same cost as the heatkiller.
2. it already has mounting wholes for 1156,1366 and 775.
3. come with backplate already included.

the major negative for both seems to be when it comes to getting brackets for different applications (sockets) there are very few online retail places that sell parts for the blocks.

With that said which one do you guys recommend me getting.

again I am going to buy it for a 1156 application so if you have a heatkiller your willing to sell or a kryos feel free to send me a pm.
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I'd say that Kryos Pro doesn't come with a backplate, it's optional as in you have to buy it separately. http://translate.google.com/translat...tbb=1&ie=UTF-8
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kryos any particular reason why?
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post #4 of 20
I would say the Kyros too. And yes, it does not come with a backplate.
Otherwise the HK 3.0 is a great block too.

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Heatkiller 3.0

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2 for kryos and 1 for heatkiller oh my, decisions decisions. I might go kryos then with a backplate.
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post #7 of 20
Kryos is currently the best performing block on the market, but there's only a degree between the top 5. Depending on what you like the look of, go with that.

I'd take the HK only because it looks cooler
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So heatkiller has a good rep but what is stopping me from getting it is:
1. I have to buy the block with 1156 mounting which is not able to be used with 1366 unless i buy the brackets for that socket.
2. The top is not made of brass or copper, which makes it seem lightweight and not high end LOL.
3. Price is somewhat higher than the kryos
4. have to buy backplate separate.
Your problem, you're trying to be cheap with a heatkiller...

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26574

1156 block, copper top, don't need a separate backplate, and it's cheaper then the copper 1156 kryos hf.

Next time try actually look at everything they have to offer before you say they don't have what fits your needs.
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post #9 of 20
Heatkiller seemed lightweight to you?
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+1 for the HK 3.0, I have the LC(Low Cost, lol) but I am extremely happy with mine
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