Eddie EK FC79 7800/7900 GPU Block

A closer Look - The Eddie EK GPU Block

The Block

The EK block is again 2 parts as in the Alphacool block. The contact area is solid copper machined to fit on the memory sinks and the GPU. The top is Acrylic and is very attractive to look at.

eddie ek gpu block

As you can see, the EK block has a bolt-on aluminium part to cool the power management chips. This is an excellent addition and is certainly needed with the newer cards such as the 7900GTX.

Closer into the block you can see the top of the GPU contact area. The block utilises 7 wave channels or "fins". EK say:

"The curves increase cooling surface and increases turbulence. The turbulence in channels reduces thickness of laminar flow which significantly increases cooling performance compared to straight fins."

Here you can see them:

eddie ek block


The finish on the contact area is not as shiny as I have seen on previous blocks, but the block itself is very flat. I took a couple of bits of glass and laid them on the cooler to test the contact area and the block has a very flat contact area.

The block before TIM:

eddie ek block

eddie ek gpu block

And after a quick clean:

eddie ek block

Onto installation...

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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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