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Originally Posted by INCREDIBLEHULK View Post

just make sure you don't use xspc water blocks for graphics cards because most of their full cover blocks are terrible biggrin.gif

they have a really nice cpu block though, the raystorm

The stigma comes from their old 7970 blocks which used passive vrm cooling. From what I hear from owners for newer gen cards, its active cooling and their temps are pretty inline with the rest of the pack.

Their cpu blocks are good but they're getting a bit long in the tooth tbh. Waiting on what new cpu block XSPC cooks up, especially when the Alphacool/Phobya blocks are a tad better and costs close to the Raystorm.
post #3482 of 20801

Derick, just to be clear because everybody seems to be assuming that RIVE BE Mono Block is an AiO Block even though to me it looks like it's just placed over the other blocks which = less ports/fittings. Does that replace the CPU & Mobo Full Blocks like an ITX Block, or does it just sit on top of them connecting everything?

    
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post #3483 of 20801
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Derick, just to be clear because everybody seems to be assuming that RIVE BE Mono Block is an AiO Block even though to me it looks like it's just placed over the other blocks which = less ports/fittings. Does that replace the CPU & Mobo Full Blocks like an ITX Block, or does it just sit on top of them connecting everything?

I'm obviously not derick, but I own the M6I block, and it looks to be the same type of build. So yes it replaces them all, it doesn't just join to the existing VRM/pch block.
post #3484 of 20801

Really?

 

 

I have the Copper/Plexi Clean Block and it looks exactly like what's underneath. Also you can kinda see the copper block where the VRM's are. That's what's confusing me. 

 

Also the fact that he said it's only gonna come in Nickel, and that's definitely the Clean CSQ Copper in the prototype. But i know he said it's just a prototype, that's why i'm asking.

    
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post #3485 of 20801
I'm sure derick mentioned using "two fittings rather then six" (paraphrasing). So that means its a single unit to cover the cpu, vrm, and pch.

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Really?




I have the Copper/Plexi Clean Block and it looks exactly like what's underneath. Also you can kinda see the copper block where the VRM's are. That's what's confusing me. 

Also the fact that he said it's only gonna come in Nickel, and that's definitely the Clean CSQ Copper in the prototype. But i know he said it's just a prototype, that's why i'm asking.

He did mentioned its a prototype and not the final thing.
post #3486 of 20801

Well yeah, but if it was just meant to go over the top of the blocks to link everything together then it would still be 2 fittings instead of 6 :p 

Taking away 4 fittings/ports would be the main reason to buy it.

 

I'm sure you guys are probly right, just the copper clean csq in the pic that's throwing me off.

 

I guess there would be no reason to even use metal and plating though if it was just essentially a fancy SLI Bridge. It would just be plexi probly

 

Edit: The pic kinda reminds me of this build


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/19/14 at 2:30pm
    
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post #3487 of 20801
I'm just curious how they mount together. Fitting two tiny male/male fittings in there would be a major PITA. They must screw to each other.

I would NEVER put an alphacool or Phobya waterblock in my rig.
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post #3488 of 20801
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

The stigma comes from their old 7970 blocks which used passive vrm cooling. From what I hear from owners for newer gen cards, its active cooling and their temps are pretty inline with the rest of the pack.

Their cpu blocks are good but they're getting a bit long in the tooth tbh. Waiting on what new cpu block XSPC cooks up, especially when the Alphacool/Phobya blocks are a tad better and costs close to the Raystorm.

all XSPC 7970 block (old or new razor block) use passive cooling on VRM
i still have five of these (new Razor), 3 in closet and 2 in my wife's build
and GPU is around 5 or 6C gigher than EK 7970 block
and with an ambient temp around 27-30c, VRM are around 70c on razor and 45 on EK

Razor have a really great looking and do the job ut EK are way better , sure for 7970

my 2 GTX 780 HOF use EK and never saw temp higher than 45c and they are OC at 1306Mhz at 1.2v, not able to see VRM temp
Edited by snef - 3/19/14 at 2:42pm
post #3489 of 20801

If the block was just a bridge, i'd imagine the tops screw into each other. But the more i think about it, releasing a "Bridge" in 4 different Nickel-Plated flavors wouldn't make much sense. Werm & JimHans must be right about it being a full block

    
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 240 3 x Phobya NB E-Loops (1600RPM) Alphacool UT60 120 (White Edition) 7 x Gentle Typhoon AP-00 (2150) 
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3 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15 6 x Phobya G1/4 Inline Temp Sensor Coupler (2 P... Aquacomputer G1/4 High Flow Meter Swiftech MCP35x 
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post #3490 of 20801
Hmmm, not sure if you mean its a special cpu block that adapts to the current BE mb blocks or if its a new entire assembly block to cover the three things.


From what I can tell, it does look like they are using the same bases but probably different tops to interconnect them. Or they are using a new cpu top to join the mb blocks. If its the later, all you would need to do is buy the new cpu block or just the top (if you already have the Supremacy).


I think its easier for them just to sell the whole thing as a new sku.
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