1. Zarathustra[H]

    XFX Speedster Zero WB Radeon RX 6900 XT

    So, I read about this video card over at TheFPSReview. I hadn't planned on going AMD this generation, but through some miracle of fortune this one was in stock at AIB MSRP of $1,799 over at Newegg, so after a few seconds of hesitation I bit. I had really wanted to go with a 3090 or 3080ti...
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Noctua violates PWM Spec, Causes Problems in Multi-Fan Configs

    EDIT: I wanted to make it excruciatingly clear that Noctua fixed my issue. They explained the problem, and offered to swap out all 18 of my fans. See more details here. Good job Noctua in addressing the issue head on, solving it, and winning a customer for life. Original Post: Bear with...
  3. luisxd

    EK-Ekoolant, expired?

    I've had a bottle of EK-Ekoolant Blood RED for a few years, I bought it on 2014 to change the liquid from a Corsair H-series AIO, I only used a little and then closed the bottle and it has been stored since then. It has a date on top: 02-2013, and it also says: 2 years shelf lifetime. Does it...
  4. FrgMstr

    EK Fluid Gaming Systems

    EK, a once heralded name in the enthusiast water cool world, has come under a lot of fire in the recent years for shoddy build quality, and even we have put the spotlight on some of its underperforming and overpriced cooling components. To its credit, it did apologize for that product, and gave...
  5. VanGoghComplex

    WARNING: Delidded CPU + Monoblock = poor mating!

    I've moved this post from the Watercooling sub for visibility's sake. Guys, I've got a big problem. My 7700K is relidded, having used superglue on the IHS edges as suggested by the maker of Rockit88's delid tool. The result is a lower Z-height on the IHS, and as a result, smaller gap between...
  6. R

    EK Issues Apology For Threadripper Waterblocks

    Manufacturer of custom watercooling equipment EK issued an apology yesterday for it's AMD Threadripper waterblocks. The EK-Supremacy EVO Threadripper Edition CPU water blocks were "not up to EK standards so action had to be taken." EK has come up with a new cold plate for Threadripper...
  7. FrgMstr

    EKWB Issues Refund for Underperforming Threadripper Waterblock

    Surely we here at HardOCP have gotten to learn a few things about EK the company and its Threadripper Supremacy EVO waterblock in the past couple of months. Its waterblock's performance is far from "the best" as is described on its website, and its PR people have even pushed back against at...
  8. FrgMstr

    EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper TR4 Waterblock Review @ [H]

    EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper TR4 Waterblock Review EK is one of the most heralded names in the enthusiast computer cooling industry. It has been building waterblocks for custom CPU cooling since 2003. It has now thrown its hat into the AMD Threadripper waterblock ring. Does the Supremacy EVO...
  9. FrgMstr

    EK EVO Threadripper Waterblock Breakdown & Comparison

    We just got our EK EVO Threadripper waterblock in for testing, but before we started all that, since we bought it used in the HardForum, we wanted to make sure the inside was clean of debris. While we have it broken down to check it out, we noticed that the microfin pattern looks incredible...
  10. C

    New build/loop for my x7800

    This WC build will be for my 7800x. Wish me luck :) Case *TBD* but the cases top on my list will support the below build. EK-COOLSTREAM XE 360 (TRIPLE) $99.99 1 $99.99 MODMYTOYS RED CARBON FIBER ENHANCED COMPRESSION FITTINGS, 3/8" X 1/2" SIX PACK - CHROME $35.95 1 $35.95 KOOLANCE QD3 QUICK...
  11. M

    My aluminium loop is ready

    Finally my Ryzen parts have arrived, so i could construct the loop from EK a240g. Thoughts: 1) Disassembling 1080 Ti is a pita. Had to use pliers to remove the screws under the backplate - those are very very tiny hexagonal screws, and it's very easy to kill PCB while taking them off 2) h440...
  12. RedWagnum

    EK Threadripper Waterblocks available

    For those interested Threadripper waterblocks by EK are available for pre-order at Performance PCs.
  13. VanGoghComplex

    Practical advantages of a monoblock?

    I'm considering a Gigabyte Aorus motherboard, and I see EK makes a monoblock for it. My CPU is already under an XSPC Raystorm, which seems to function alright, and I wouldn't mind reusing it. But, as long as one is available for the mobo I'm looking at, I thought I'd ask. What's the practical...
  14. Kattstrumpa

    [Album] Finished my NCASE M1 build yesterday..

    So I just finished this mITX build in the NCASE M1. I'm very satisfied with the results and the PC works great. The idea sprung from seeing Bluehandstech's M1 build, I instantly knew I had to get this case and watercool it. I decided early on that I was to use hardline tubing only, and with...