Eddie EK FC79 7800/7900 GPU Block

Introduction, Packaging and Package

Introduction

Full cover GPU blocks are becoming more and more popular. Along with all the usual contenders from Danger Den and Alphacool, Eddie released their full cover block. Hugely popular among enthusiasts, the Eddie Ek full block is a great looker and a great performer.

I am taking a look at the Eddie EK full cover block for the 7900 series to see why it's so popular and if the hype is to be believed.


Packaging

The packaging leaves me with little to say in all honesty. It's in a plain white box with the Eddie Ek label on it, showing which card series the block you've bought is compatible with.

Whilst this is plain and uninsteresting: it really does not matter as the online stores show what the block actually looks like. There is no marketing rubbish and no useless pictures. This reviewer has seen this in the past with the Crystalfontz LCD and it's a refreshing change in all honesty.

eddie ek block

The block came packaged up in bubble wrap and had plenty of packaging to keep it safe during transit. This is in contrast to the Alphacool block, which came with little protection for the contact area.

eddie ek block inside

The package that comes with the Eddie Ek block is pretty decent. It came with the block, screws and fixings, instructions and 1/4" G4 to 1/2" Barb fitments (not pictured). There is no thermal paste with the block but EK (rightly) assume that enthusiasts will choose their own TIM solution.

eddie ek block

The instructions with the block are clear and easy to follow and also supplied is a diagram with easy to follow labels. This manual was even better than the Alphacool manual and you should have no problems following it. EK also supply spacer fitments that shorten the thread and allow fitting of the barbs without hindering the flow.

Next we look at the block itself...

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Most Recent Comments

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

14-08-2006, 03:16:33

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='NickS'
Rapes the alphacool man, Eddie blocks rawk. If they werent so darn expensive I'd consider one for my X1K.
I don't know about rapes...but it is an awesome block Quote

14-08-2006, 03:27:45

JN
The base looked a bit tarnished mate? Was this the camera's doing, or was the blocks base not protected with a layer of plastic?Quote

14-08-2006, 04:11:32

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
The base looked a bit tarnished mate? Was this the camera's doing, or was the blocks base not protected with a layer of plastic?
The base wasn't scratched at all, it just had some ingrained marks from milling. There were no surface scratches at all - these were just "stains"

Shiny doesn't always mean flat

EDIT: No layer of plastic: but adequate protection was given to the block Quote
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