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    best i7 block?

    ive seen a lot of new i7 blocks come out so whats the best? still the gtz?

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    Heatkiller

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    Either the Heatkiller 3.0 or the EK supreme LT

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    I've heard a few horror stories about the Heatkiller, I'd say GTZ and <S>Taco</S> EK Supreme LT.

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    What horror stories have you heard about the HK 3.0?

    I agree that HK 3.0 and Supreme LT are very good choices. Also very much worth considering: Enzotech Sapphire Rev. A.

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    I would also like to hear about these horror stories. Please elaborate.

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    Haven't we been down this road before? They are all good. They are also all horrible.

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    D-Tek Fuzion V2 works well for me with the new 1366 pro mount its really easy to fit, Un fit, Fit and unfit etc. Fans are all near silent BTW


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    Quote Originally Posted by DdotRoq View Post
    I've heard a few horror stories about the Heatkiller, I'd say GTZ and <S>Taco</S> EK Supreme LT.

    Yes the backplate is needed... you need to screw your block into something.
    Also i am curious about that story... i visit most of the renowned WC forums and i did not read anything about it... only pure loves...

    And no, backplate is not needed to mount HK block, it's sell separately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNiiPE_DoGG View Post
    Either the Heatkiller 3.0 or the EK supreme LT
    The benchmarks I have seen has the 350 on top (Single loop). Heatkiller / EK LT (multi loop)

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    I definitely like the look of the HeatKiller, but I'm going to be using a GTZ on my SunTzu build. Hopefully I'll have temps tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth42o View Post
    The benchmarks I have seen has the 350 on top (Single loop). Heatkiller / EK LT (multi loop)
    eh, the 350 is a really great block, but its SO restrictive, you cant even put in a chipset or pwm realistically

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    Quote Originally Posted by breathemetal View Post
    ive seen a lot of new i7 blocks come out so whats the best? still the gtz?
    where did you get that info about the gtz being the best? the gtz sucks...

    the ek supreme beats the gtz in martins review...skinne's review will show that too..and Hesmelaughs review shows the gtz trails the supreme...even i tested it...

    read the reviews...

    some are in the stickies and some aren't stickied good luck finding them. or i hope someone links it.

    if you want the best for the i7, read the reviews. oh yeah read gabe's review, alot like that review


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    [QUOTE=RAYTTK;3752520]D-Tek Fuzion V2 works well for me with the new 1366 pro mount its really easy to fit, Un fit, Fit and unfit etc. Fans are all near silent BTW

    those are not good temps at all my friend. Mine are 10c higher at full load with 1.39v volts. looking that you are using only 1.26v and not at full load... My iddle temps are 34c-36c again using 1.39v.
    You should not be bragging about your setup or reccomending it at all. Kind of missleading.

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    You have HT off... better temp in Full because of HT disabled... Try with HT enabled and you'll see your temps jump.

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    The other poster also explicitly said his fans are running near silent.

    There's no magic sauce that makes a water cooling loop perform well if you've got weak fans on your radiator. Everyone water cools for different reasons. Personally I water cool for silence and my temps are not very good, but they're a heck of a lot better than if I was running ~800RPM fans on air.

    He's happy with his results so I don't really see the problem.
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    Thumbs up

    Anyone who says X brand block is the best and all trail X brand block is talking through their exhaust catalytic convertor. The single biggest influencing factor for all of you is how a block looks, and most of you don't even have the gumption to admit that. The tests are more often than not driven by preconceived notions and agenda strewn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linus@ncix View Post
    The other poster also explicitly said his fans are running near silent.

    There's no magic sauce that makes a water cooling loop perform well if you've got weak fans on your radiator. Everyone water cools for different reasons. Personally I water cool for silence and my temps are not very good, but they're a heck of a lot better than if I was running ~800RPM fans on air.

    He's happy with his results so I don't really see the problem.
    HEHE, no kidding. Biggest gains I have found is to turn up the damn fans!

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    From the reviews I've seen (as mentioned by hondacity), the GTZ consistently performs a couple of degrees "worse" than several of those mentioned. HOWEVER ... it is extremely easy to mount, and that may be important to some. I like it because I can change out my loop or reseat the block without having to get to the back of the motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazza View Post
    From the reviews I've seen (as mentioned by hondacity), the GTZ consistently performs a couple of degrees "worse" than several of those mentioned. HOWEVER ... it is extremely easy to mount, and that may be important to some. I like it because I can change out my loop or reseat the block without having to get to the back of the motherboard.
    k350 mounts better

    oh no..you remind me of the 20+ mounts that day i got the hk3... my thumb feel sore now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DdotRoq View Post
    I've heard a few horror stories about the Heatkiller...
    Yeah, I'd like to hear one of those stories too! The HK install wasn't pretty by GTZ standards, but I got it done without TOO much cursing. Other than this I've been pleased with the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNiiPE_DoGG View Post
    eh, the 350 is a really great block, but its SO restrictive, you cant even put in a chipset or pwm realistically
    Very true, however my CPU is the only block in that loop, so as far as I have seen/read. 350 is the "best" block for my setup.

    People need to start phrasing there post from "What's the best block" to "What's the best block for me".

    If you want to do a multi block loop, 350 would be a foolish choice. HK or LT would be the way to go.

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    Doesn't the HK 3.0 outperform the 350 on i7 as well? I'm pretty sure there was a review that showed that.
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