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EKWB Intros New GeForce GTX 680 Water Block

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Gosh I really wish they would drop that circles theme it really is ugly. The amount of time taken to machine those is just so wasteful...Only saving grace is it's face down in your case so you don't have to look at it....
 
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Agree, EKWB needs to listen to the community and stop this circlenanigans
 

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I have to agree. Besides the circles though it does look like a nice water block:)
 
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I don't mind them but do agree that they're a waste of machining/manufacturing time
 
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Bit late to be putting out new 680 products isn't it?
 
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Bit late to be putting out new 680 products isn't it?
Why's that? NV aren't going to be coming out with a new series until way into 2013
 
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Why's that? NV aren't going to be coming out with a new series until way into 2013
Sure, but most enthusiasts who were ever going to buy a 680 have already done so.
 
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Bit late to be putting out new 680 products isn't it?
Well this one is for a specific 680 so of course when they do decide to do a non-reference block they kinda have to decide which "special" one it's going to be not just put into production a new block for the first "OC" card that's out of the gate. Considering the wacky cooler Gigabyte chose for their "Premier" 680 I'm would say it's an improvement...
 
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Well this one is for a specific 680 so of course when they do decide to do a non-reference block they kinda have to decide which "special" one it's going to be not just put into production a new block for the first "OC" card that's out of the gate. Considering the wacky cooler Gigabyte chose for their "Premier" 680 I'm would say it's an improvement...
The cooler might be pants but it's also very expensive. If you're planning to bin it, I'd have thought you'd be better off with some other card.
 
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The cooler might be pants but it's also very expensive. If you're planning to bin it, I'd have thought you'd be better off with some other card.
Good point. But they really went all out on the card hardware and component wise. I don't know that anyone has gone that far. It is a shame they went "Colorful" on the cooler. EK is at least offering a great alternative.
 

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Actually, I was a bit hesitant about the circle design myself. They actually look way better in person than they do in photography.
 
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It's just as an aesthetic they aren't that appealing. As a CNC Machinist I KNOW the amount of programming and machine time it takes to do something like that. Just seems like a waste for something that isn't even cool or stylish. I mean if your gonna mill something into the surface I dunno how about some cool flames? Would take the same amount of time.
 
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Lol

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