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    970 Strix block in white?

    Hello

    Is it possible to order a couple of 970 Strix blocks with white acetal instead of black?

    Thanks

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    Hey Praz

    Here is one at frozencpu. I'ts nickel though but it's semi white.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g30/...cks-Page1.html

    I looked around a little bit and I cannot find a white acetal block for the strix gtx 970.

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    Hello

    They haven't been made in white hence my inquiry if they can be special ordered. I could make the nickel work but would need to polish both the inside and outside of the Plexi. I'm going with an all white interior theme for the SMA8 build I'm doing.

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    Sounds cool !

    I don't know if they can be special ordered or not, maybe one of the EK guys will read this and be able to help you on that.

    Here's a possible solution, you could always get the black ones and paint them white.

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    Hello

    Acetal is difficult to paint and requires a flame treatment at a minimum to do so.

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    I guess we can scratch that idea then.

    I went ahead and emailed EK to see if one can be special ordered, I'll let you know tomorrow when they reply back to me.

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    Bad news Praz. This is the reply I received back from EK.

    Dear customer, thank you for contacting EK support.

    We are sorry, but we don't have a white waterblock for the strix gtx 970.

    As much as we would like to meet all our clients demands, we are unable to do custom requests due to mass production we run and a limited manufacturing capacity.

    If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Lep Pozdrav, kind regards, MFG.

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    Hello

    Thanks for the help. I thought the reply might be something like this. Although the only thing custom would be placing a white piece of acetal in the CNC machine instead of black. Another option might happen about so all may work out in the end.

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    You're welcome

    Either way, whichever waterblocks you decide to go with on your new build, I'm curious as a cat to know.

    I was watching this video on how to etch acetal in preparation for painting. I think the guy is a scientist because he makes his own solution but it seemed to work pretty good. Have a look if you like, at the end of the video it does look like it would be paintable.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...6E897774DAF7F9

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