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Old August 9, 2012, 03:12 PM
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I have a question concerning the GPU water block.

First off I have sold my two 560Ti's. I plan on getting the EVGA GTX 670 FTW (02G-P4-2678-KR) and from what I read it uses the GTX 680 PCB. With that said I know I need to get a water block for the 680. I have narrowed it down to the following:

EKWB - EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal - Copper Full Cover Block for GTX680

EKWB - EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal+EN (Nickel) Full Cover Block for GTX680

The CPU water block will be the XSPC Raystorm.

My question is if since the Raystorm uses a copper base should I get the cooper water block or will nickel one work?

I read that using different metals can cause issues with the loop.

My other question is there any other place in Canada that you can order the EK backplates? Daz doesn't seem to carry them.

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Old August 9, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Both blocks are copper. The nickel-plating just gives it a silver finish. Either can be used.
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Old August 9, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I just found out by Daz that both those blocks are discontinued and they only have these ones.



Personally I think they are fugly.

Anyone got any recommendations?
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Old August 9, 2012, 05:18 PM
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New EK stuff is hideous IMO. Watercool would be my choice for blocks.

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...er_waterblock/
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lol... you can't even see the fugly part once its in your case.
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Old August 9, 2012, 05:51 PM
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The Watercool backplate also looks really awesome.
https://www.dazmode.com/store/catego...s_accessories/
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Do not give EK any money, go with the heatkiller linked above, it's a work of art.
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Old August 9, 2012, 06:23 PM
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New EK stuff is hideous IMO. Watercool would be my choice for blocks.

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...er_waterblock/
I like the heatkillers, Daz had recommended them too.

Personally I like this one. It's a bit more money than the one you linked to.

https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...er_waterblock/

I will be getting the backplate as well.
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