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    Default EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    I have been anxious to test the EK-Supremacy since the date it releases. The Supremacy name piqued my interest to do the review because of the name “Supremacy” reminds me one of my past time favorite action flicks – “Bourne Supremacy”. A ruthless killer, a bad-ass assassin would terminate anyone with a bat of an eyelash.Supremacy means dominate, control, one is superior to others. EK claims the Supremacy outperforms its legendary Supreme HF block by 2C, it has better hydraulic flow by 20% and the EK-Supremacy is relentless to Kumite the competitors to the last drops of coolant. Finally, I have my hands on the EK-Supremacy and today we’re going to put this water block to the ring with some of today’s top CPU water blocks to see how it defends against the other ruthless arse kicking water blocks.

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Good review Tony !

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Yup! Awesome reviews.. Temps are pretty good with this block, however some aesthetics stand point I am not a big fan.
    I am running the older AMD Surpreme LTX block that I bought many moons ago.

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Aesthestics is not for everyone espesically the retro look but the performance is right there within the top three blocks.
    The good thing about this block is the interchangable jet-plates, so you can fiddle around with it to get the max temp for your particular chip.

    TBH, currently I'm working on EK's full-cover GPU block, since the block is way bigger than the CPU block therefore I'm still digesting the new look.

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Aesthestics is not for everyone espesically the retro look but the performance is right there within the top three blocks.
    The good thing about this block is the interchangable jet-plates, so you can fiddle around with it to get the max temp for your particular chip.

    TBH, currently I'm working on EK's full-cover GPU block, since the block is way bigger than the CPU block therefore I'm still digesting the new look.
    Can't wait to see your GPU block review, You do some awesome work on your reviews and I really like your design layout.
    I haven't read to much into the new nickel plating process. Do you have some feedback of any issues you can see with the plating or positive feedbacks.

    My previous EK experience wasn't great, but I hope EK has made some changes and things are getting better. The only EK products I have left are my non nickel plated items.

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Great review but Aesthetically not to my liking .Thanks for posting

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    I didn't find any flaws (scratch, flakes, peeling...etc). As for plating durability then I can't tell because I always use glycol base coolant, and to test it is out of the question. It can take months or years to see the result. However, you go read the fine print from most block makers they are all advise you not to use any bare mix metals, or coolant without anti corrosion additive.

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Quote Originally Posted by xelosia View Post
    Great review but Aesthetically not to my liking .Thanks for posting
    I heard you.....it's just like in the automotive industry, some are nice cars some are badass ugly.

    example:


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    the design doesn't bother me... I admire EK for being different....
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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Hahahaha.. PT Loser!!

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Thanks for the review Deton. Performance seems to be on-par. Quality looks good.

    Arse-ugly though, as stated above. I'd have to sand the top completely flat to remove that 1960's shower curtain. But then it'd be as boring as its predecessor, the Supreme. Pass.

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    What card is being used for the GPU block review ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deliverance View Post
    Thanks for the review Deton. Performance seems to be on-par. Quality looks good.

    Arse-ugly though, as stated above. I'd have to sand the top completely flat to remove that 1960's shower curtain. But then it'd be as boring as its predecessor, the Supreme. Pass.
    IMO, here are some other boring water blocks









    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    What card is being used for the GPU block review ?
    Asus GTX660Ti

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Agreed Deton. They're square and lifeless, like a 1980's station wagon.

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    The DD M6 is a good block, it does it's job and keeps temps just as low as any other block you have reviewed.

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    Default Re: EK Supremacy CPU Water Block Full-Nickel

    Great review Tony! I on the other hand love the look of the block, it looks really modern and sleek!
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