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I am planning on adding watercooling to my 7970 lightnings as I am moving up from Trifire to Quadfire. Any idea if these blocks are any good. The ek ones are the only ones I could find for the Lightning PCB. I heard that ek isn't the best and that nickel plating sucks. Has ek improved with their blocks and does Nickel Acetal make any difference over nickel?

If these blocks do suck should I just try and sell the lightnings and get reference GPUs for this?

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I think the Komodo might be compatible
 

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Keep the lightnings. EK had problems with their nickel plating but they have fixed it. I would make sure to buy the CSQ models (I know some think they are ugly) and if you can, get copper.
Nickel "acetal" just means that the second half of the waterblock is see-through.
Oh okay. What's the CSQ model?
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Don't get their nickel. It's not a question of "if" but "will" in regard to the nickel corroding.
Even with their new blocks? I see people that have them...
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I think the Komodo might be compatible
Links? Idk what the komodo is. Never heard of the brand.
 

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Just buy the EK block and run a coolant with some anti-corrosive in it. I've never had a problem with any of mine. Just pulled my blocks apart after 2 years and had no corrosion, growth, etc. over that span I ran feser one, primochill coolant, and am about to check out white dragon nano fluid.
 

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Oh okay. What's the CSQ model?
Even with their new blocks? I see people that have them...
Links? Idk what the komodo is. Never heard of the brand.
There is only one block that fits the Lightning ... it only comes in one type.
 

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Nah er they're not called a bridge. Just use a d-plug or a sli interconnect. There's plenty to choose from in the sli fittings category.
 

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Where can I get a quad card connector for EK? I can only find them up to 3 card....
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