Guru3d does an in depth review of the EK Magnitude cpu waterblock.

CraptacularOne

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I read it, it's not bad. Guru3D isn't really who I think of when considering watercooling however.
 

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I never thought all metal would be any better than metal/plexi because for these types of blocks flow rate and channel design is what determines how good it will perform. I always get a blinged out RGB EKWB cpu/gpu block and the performance never disappoints.
 
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I never thought all metal would be any better than metal/plexi because for these types of blocks flow rate and channel design is what determines how good it will perform. I always get a blinged out RGB EKWB cpu/gpu block and the performance never disappoints.
Well to this day I only buy copper blocks(no nickel plated)nickel is supposed to be better. I never disagreed with that but when Danger Den was around it was all about copper and nothing in between. So I always buy copper blocks(no nickel plating). Looks like I was right? I am telling you that is a good article with some interesting info.
 

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Full metal has more thermal mass so in certain situations it can help a bit but I'd just get whichever one you like better. Full metal is always better for durability so you don't have to worry about the plastic cracking though.
 

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I can't see how you'd crack the plastic unless you were to completely abuse it. This is some pretty thick stuff.

As for cooling, no having all metal is going to do a lot of nothing vs plastic top. The heat source is under the block not on top of it. Coolant removes heat from the metal. In other words you have a barrier metal and then water between the heat source and the plastic top.

If you're in a scenario where a metal top is heating up to any significant degree you have far bigger problems.
 
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Pretty much all plastic tops ive used formed microfractures around the ports no matter how careful i was in tightening the fittings. For cpu blocks i stick with all metal for that reason.
 

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Pretty much all plastic tops ive used formed microfractures around the ports no matter how careful i was in tightening the fittings. For cpu blocks i stick with all metal for that reason.
Yep, it has nothing to do with what you do to the block it happens on its own.
 
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