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  • 6% (1)
    EK-VGA Supreme HF - Plexi
  • 0% (0)
    EK-VGA Supreme HF - Nickel
  • 20% (3)
    EK-VGA Supreme HF - Acetal/Nickel
  • 0% (0)
    EK-VGA Supreme HF - Acetal
  • 0% (0)
    D-TEK FuZion v2
  • 20% (3)
    Swiftech MCW80
  • 33% (5)
    XSPC RASA GPU Ultimate
  • 20% (3)
    None of the above (please specify)
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post #11 of 22
EK Supreme or XPSC Rasa...whatever you can find cheaper. Also get good heat sinks, NOT aluminum.
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post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh View Post
EK Supreme or XPSC Rasa...whatever you can find cheaper. Also get good heat sinks, NOT aluminum.
This^^^

Get something like this for vrm: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3811
post #13 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
From reviews I have seen EK seems to be the best with XSPC right behind.

Actually, the EK one is a CPU waterblock modified to work of VGA cards. Notice the jet plates?

The EK VGA supreme is the one after Rasa.
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post #14 of 22
Swiftech is now selling MCW82 which is a new lower restriction revision of MCW80, that could also be a good block : http://www.swiftech.com/mcw82vgawaterblock.aspx
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post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by mm67 View Post
Swiftech is now selling MCW82 which is a new lower restriction revision of MCW80, that could also be a good block : http://www.swiftech.com/mcw82vgawaterblock.aspx
This
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post #16 of 22
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I'm leaning towards the EK VGA Supreme Nickel/Acetal at the moment... unless someone has a reasonable explanation why I shouldn't go that route.
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post #17 of 22
EK is a well respected brand so I don't see why not. Go for it! Pics when you get it!
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post #18 of 22
I like the fact that with the EK or XPSC, you can mount it on cards with different mounting configs without taking the thing apart. On the swiftech, you have to take the block apart to swap out mounting hardware. In order to do so, you would have to drain the loop, unless you have some quick disconnects or something.
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post #19 of 22
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Universal only cools the GPU. There are other parts that need cooling. Get a full block for better temps. Get an EK nickel or a nickel with acetal and a good backplate. Looking at your pumps, the MCP350 is okay but if you have the money, 2x655 or 2x35x would be the best. 35x is better than the 655 for restrictive loops. 655 is for less restrictive.
Really? He's askign u to choose between the ones he narrowed it down to and you're going to recommend a full cover AND 2 different pumps in serial?

ARe u serious. 350 is strong enough to tackle most restrictive loops and, iirc, is stronger than a 655.

I'd pass on the mcw 80, but the newer revised one seems like a good option.

Or go with the xspc and EK.
    
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post #20 of 22
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I'm leaning towards the EK VGA Supreme Nickel/Acetal at the moment... unless someone has a reasonable explanation why I shouldn't go that route.
Should do well. If it looks in your case and on your GPU then go for it. get some good quality TIM and some quality copper heat sinks and you'll be rockin the volts.

I'm waiting on my Rasa's for my GTX 460's, very interested on how much i can push my cards. I went for the Rasa cause i thought it would match my components better. Both are great.
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