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Old March 15, 2011, 02:09 PM
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I have a question, I tried googling the stuff, but the answers weren't clear enough for me to conclude which one is better.
So the EK Supreme HF blocks have a lot of flavours to choose from.
With my cooler configurator I also got alot of flavours. So which one to choose?
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Acetal
Nickel
Acetal+nickel
Full Copper
Full Nickel

I'd say go with full copper, but it oxidizes... Full nickel isn't so heat conducting as copper. So why no coppercore with nickel coating?
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Old March 15, 2011, 02:58 PM
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I have a question, I tried googling the stuff, but the answers weren't clear enough for me to conclude which one is better.
So the EK Supreme HF blocks have a lot of flavours to choose from.
With my cooler configurator I also got alot of flavours. So which one to choose?
The: (...) -
[Nothing]
Acetal
Nickel
Acetal+nickel
Full Copper
Full Nickel

I'd say go with full copper, but it oxidizes... Full nickel isn't so heat conducting as copper. So why no coppercore with nickel coating?
Acetal is cheap
Nickel coating on base with plexiglass on top
Acetal + nickel coating on base
Full copper with no coating
Full nickel coated top and base.

That's it. EK knows nickel isn't as good a heat conductor. Full nickel just refers to both top and base being coated, instead of just the base for their classification of nickel.

I have the acetal version because I hate plexi on any of my waterblocks, unreliable is the term. Also because I'm too cheap to buy any other version. There's virtually no difference in terms of performance throughout the lineup, so pick whichever you like the most
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Have used the acetal for few month and it was awesome. No cheap and performing well. To me it's a good value.
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Have used the acetal for few month and it was awesome. No cheap and performing well. To me it's a good value.
What I mean is...the price is cheap..not build quality is cheap
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