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Old 25-05-09, 01:03 PM
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best performing i7 block.

Hi,

i am after a new block for my CPU and I am wondering what is concidered the best perfoming block for i7.

I currently am using an old swiftech storm with a self made mounting plate but i feel the block is too restrictive.

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Old 25-05-09, 01:08 PM
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Most commonly used one that I know of is the EK Supreme i7 block.. comes in Acetal or Clear Top. Around £40 in most shops....

Also the koolance 350 is known to be pretty good but is double the price of ^
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Old 25-05-09, 01:22 PM
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Supreme is quite restrictive, as is the swifty gtx. For performance and cost buy the XSPC V3 matey
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Old 25-05-09, 01:24 PM
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XSPC V3 gets my vote too tbh
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Old 25-05-09, 01:51 PM
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deffo the XSPC one
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Old 25-05-09, 02:45 PM
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Supreme is quite restrictive, as is the swifty gtx. For performance and cost buy the XSPC V3 matey
do you mean this one

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-044-XS&tool=3

cost isnt an issue (within reason) £35 or £55 not really bothered I just want the best performance

oh and i already have a couple of good backing plates so I dont care about those either! I just want a good block

Just for info the rest of the loop is:-

laing d5 vario (set to max)

3x 120 thermochill HE rad with SilenX Fan Ixtrema Pro 14dBA 120x120x38 72CFM

4850 ek full block

a big res made by err..... forgotten

1/2" piping
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MEMORY---Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz

GRAPHICS--4850 512mb with EK full block

PSU--------ETITIS 850

CASE------- Lian-li PC70 Currently being Modded(see Project Hodgstar)
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Old 25-05-09, 04:57 PM
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Watercool HeatKiller CPU 3.0 - http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...oducts_id=1167

THE best there is.
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Old 25-05-09, 06:52 PM
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Watercool HeatKiller CPU 3.0 - http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/prod...oducts_id=1167

THE best there is.
Shiiiit that is one nice looking block I do believe we have a new contender!

anybody done a decent review of this block?

I would really love to see some performance comparisons with the other top blocks.
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MEMORY---Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz

GRAPHICS--4850 512mb with EK full block

PSU--------ETITIS 850

CASE------- Lian-li PC70 Currently being Modded(see Project Hodgstar)
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Old 26-05-09, 08:26 AM
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Buy the xspc
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Old 26-05-09, 09:02 AM
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Been playing with the XSPC V3. And its amazing such a small lump of copper can achieve such results. I still remember the DD's from a few years back were 2x the size used 2x the copper and were good but the XSPC V3 is 1/2 the size 1/4 of the copper and 2x better.

My vote would go toward the XSPC V3 deffo all though i haven't played with the others.
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