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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Henkenator68NL PC Specs
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    EK Matrix Platinum R9 290X full cover block

    Got to say, the wait for the block was long but absolutely worth it ! huge temp drops! and head room for more speed

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    Only little thingy..... why not a construction that could have kept the extra back bone the stock Matrix does have (and frankly needs)

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    ROG Enthusiast Array EK_Derick's Avatar
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    Unfortunately due to the FC-Terminal system it would have been quite complex to make the block compatible with the bit of metal.

    Glad you're enjoying the block though!

    Interesting tubes you've got going on there.
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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Henkenator68NL PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by EK_Derick View Post

    Interesting tubes you've got going on there.
    Haha lol, they are insulation mantles that sit really tight around the tubes. I use them because I am running a water cooling setup with really cold water (by means of a Chiller).

    Down side of using really cold water is condensation (like a cold beer that forms water drops if you pull it from the fridge). If the cooling agent (water in this case) is below the dew point (= temperature when condensation forms) everything really gets wet very fast... The dew point is different for every situation and day.

    I can chill my water to 3°C, but at current temps and relative humidity factor the dewpoint is like 20 °C. So water below that will cause condensation.. and since its water that is pulled from the air.. it really conducts and will destroy your equipment within seconds. To battle condensation a part of the solutions is to insulate every component that is cold and comes into contact with the air. Hence the insulated tubes.

    See below picture for example (the copper is literately wet)
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    Sunny side of chilled water... Huge OC headroom. I can pull it of to bench the matrix with chilled water and the temps never go beyond 26 °C (running with 25% overclock). But that takes a lot more measures than just the insulated tubes...

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    Yes the way the ASUS back plate mounts with screws from the underside of the card makes it impossible to use with the block, the 40 dollar price tag of the EK back plate makes it a hard sell unless you are going for the clean look, something closer to 20 dollars would make it an easy purchase

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    ROG Enthusiast Array EK_Derick's Avatar
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    Tell that to the material suppliers :P
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    Really classy looking setup, I applaud the subzero operation!
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