News EK Water Blocks launches quick disconnect couplings

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Jimbob

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    Good that they are available but they do look a bit crappy.
     
  3. K.I.T.T.

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    Compared to the Koolance offerings, definitely.
     
  4. David

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    They look long on price and short on aesthetics compared to the existing products. Pass.
     
  5. Wakka

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    Honestly, apart from the few watercooling reviewers out there, who is adding/removing stuff from their loops enough to justify QDC's?

    I mean, surely your average enthusiast will be quite happy to do a full drain and re-plumb when making a change? I know there's a 90% chance I would want to completely change my loop order if I was adding a new component.
     
  6. Vault-Tec

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    I can see these being useful on a GPU tbh. People do tend to upgrade those quite a bit if they have the dough to blow. Esp for like reviews etc.
     
  7. Anfield

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    If people bother to even wc the GPU.

    I have a case that can fit two 360 rads without modding and I'm already watercooling the CPU, so you'd think I'd be the prime target audience for GPU wc stuff, but between the voltage / power limits imposed by nvidia that limit oc and the stunning performance of the air coolers on the top end cards I just don't see the point.

    Of course if Vega happens to kick butt and profit from the cooling improvements wc can provide all bets are off in regards to cooling solution:D
     
  8. ZERO <ibis>

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    People also WC for the dB not just the OC.
     
  9. sandys

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    Nvidia cards benefit from better cooling, they throttle without.

    I like the idea of quick disconnect, I would rarely use it as I don't upgrade as much as I used too but certainly switching out gpus this would be handy, would of been great when one of my radeons went down to be able to test each in the loop individually with out having to drain and re-fit air coolers.

    I water cool for consistent dB and cooling.
     
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  10. Anfield

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    I'm not saying they don't.

    I'm saying some of the more premium cards like the Asus Strix, Zotac Amp Extreme and so on come with coolers that are more than good enough to get you well past problems traditionally associated with aircooling such as poor temps, limited oc, noise, throttling and so on...
     
  11. phuzz

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    I W/C my graphics card, but that makes me upgrade my GPU less, not more, because I have to add another £80-100 to the price of a GPU to cover the new waterblock.
     
  12. koaschten

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    I use a pair of QDCs to connect my external radiator, makes moving around stuff easier.
     

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