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Old June 19, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Default EK announces full cover water block for 690 and 670!

EK introduces EK-FC690 GTX and EK-FC670 GTX | EKWaterBlocks

Finally! Been waiting since the day the 670 came out! Can't wait for daz to get these in stock even though they are fugly as hell.
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Old June 19, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Unfortunately they are ugly as sin. Hopefully Daz starts stocking more Watercool blocks.
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My biggest gripe with ek's new blocks is that they dont have ports on both side of the block which can be hard to work around ( I know XD)
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Old June 19, 2012, 05:12 PM
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My biggest gripe with ek's new blocks is that they dont have ports on both side of the block which can be hard to work around ( I know XD)
This is unacceptable IMO. Going to make routing loops considerably more ugly.
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That is true, but for single gpu loops, and since lots of people using bay reservoirs and pump, shouldn't be and issue ... for multi gpu loops it'll ve a prob
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I agree. While getting over the sheer ugliness of those blocks may not be too hard, having no choice of input/output is 100% unacceptable. It's not like EK is a super cheap brand that sells for next to nothing and the cost cuts warrant the feature cuts. They are just slightly less expensive than the Aquagrafx block I just ordered, which looks to be such a better product.
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That is true, but for single gpu loops, and since lots of people using bay reservoirs and pump, shouldn't be and issue ... for multi gpu loops it'll ve a prob
It still is a problem for a GPU + CPU loop as you'll need to use elbows in order to make the tubing run from the CPU to the GPU. Making it look quite a bit uglier.
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Unfortunately they are ugly as sin. Hopefully Daz starts stocking more Watercool blocks.
I shall patiently await Watercool's GTX690 block. Haven't seen one yet that I like. So far only the Koolance one is acceptable.
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It still is a problem for a GPU + CPU loop as you'll need to use elbows in order to make the tubing run from the CPU to the GPU. Making it look quite a bit uglier.
Actually yes you are right.. I didn't realize that the barbs are facing downwards and not the cpu block side.. so yea it would look ugly..
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