Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D News
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 21-03-19, 10:14 PM
WYP's Avatar
WYP WYP is offline
News Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 15,229
EK Releases Aluminium-based Fluid Gaming RTX Water Blocks

An Aluminium water block? Careful now!



Read more about EK's new Fluid Gaming RTX series water block.

__________________
_______________________________
Twitter - @WYP_PC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21-03-19, 10:21 PM
AlienALX's Avatar
AlienALX AlienALX is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 12,580
Yup, copper is getting progressively more expensive....
__________________
"Those really high 20 series prices are just place holders"



Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22-03-19, 12:43 AM
NeverBackDown NeverBackDown is offline
AMD Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: With the Asguardians of the Galaxy
Posts: 15,839
While its perfect for the Fluid kits they have, this is still way to expensive I feel like. There other fluid kits as a whole are way cheaper than non aluminum kits, don't see why these should cost nearly the same as their copper counterparts.
__________________
I am Iron Man.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22-03-19, 12:49 AM
AlienALX's Avatar
AlienALX AlienALX is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 12,580
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
While its perfect for the Fluid kits they have, this is still way to expensive I feel like. There other fluid kits as a whole are way cheaper than non aluminum kits, don't see why these should cost nearly the same as their copper counterparts.
Couldn't agree more. I read the article and noticed the word "affordable" then got to the end and saw 109 Euro. I've never paid that much for a GPU wb, even for a then 4 month old Titan XP. It seems they are trying to move from copper (as it really is expensive) yet want to keep their prices nice and high.
__________________
"Those really high 20 series prices are just place holders"



Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22-03-19, 06:50 AM
Arne Saknussemm's Avatar
Arne Saknussemm Arne Saknussemm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 151
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22-03-19, 11:27 AM
g0ggles1994's Avatar
g0ggles1994 g0ggles1994 is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: I was hoping you could tell me.
Posts: 906
What I don't get is that why make an 'affordable' WC block for the 2 most expensive consumer GPUs on the market? If they were going to make such a thing, make it for mid range cards like the RX 590 or GTX 1660.
__________________
Ryzen 1700X @ 3.6GHz | MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon | Corsair H100i v2 | 16GiB Corsair Vengeance LED Blue
ASUS RoG Strix Vega64 8GiB | 240GB Corsair Neutron GTX | 1TB HGST | Corsair RM850 CableMod | Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 22-03-19, 01:46 PM
demonking's Avatar
demonking demonking is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 801
Just remember that the whole loop needs to be using Aluminium exclusively if you intend to use one of these. Mix this with copper based GPU blocks or radiators and it will rust at double the speed. Just saying.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22-03-19, 05:26 PM
Warchild Warchild is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Norway, Oslo
Posts: 5,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by demonking View Post
Just remember that the whole loop needs to be using Aluminium exclusively if you intend to use one of these. Mix this with copper based GPU blocks or radiators and it will rust at double the speed. Just saying.
Good thing my rads and fittings are all Brass then

Aluminium is actually getting expensive these days. I went to buy a sheet 3mm thick and 600mm x 40mm.

They wanted £40 for it... and that was the cheapest one.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 23-03-19, 08:30 AM
Arne Saknussemm's Avatar
Arne Saknussemm Arne Saknussemm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 151
I heard these will be called the GalvanEK series...
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 11:40 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.