Having trouble deciding on a CPU Block

Hey guys I am planning on building a Liquid cooling Loop for my next build (Very Soon).

I am having Trouble deciding on Water Blocks.

At the moment I have narrowed it down to 2 Blocks;

The First being the EK Supreme HF Universal, http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8525/ex-blc-569/EK_Supreme_HF_Universal_CPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block_w_Easy_Mount_Kit_-_Rev_2_-_Acetal_Sockets_775_1156_1366_939_940_754_AM2_AM2_AM3.html



And the Second being Swiftech's new Apogee HD, in White. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14366/ex-blc-1001/Swiftech_Apogee_HD_High_Performance_4-Port_CPU_Waterblock_-_White_-_Intel_AMD_Ready_Apogee-HD-WT.html



Both Blocks look very nice but the EK has a much cleaner look, while the Swiftech in White does look pretty cool.
I am going with a Pure Black case (800D) and a Black/Red Mobo (Asus Maximums Extreme-Z). The EX Block would look a lot nicer with this setup but the Apogee series has shown better flow-rate up to 30% from what I have heard at least.

Love to hear your guys views on this.
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  1. Last I checked the EK HF Supreme is the block to beat, don't know if that's changed. I have the Supreme and will definitely vouch for it. Keeps my CPU at around 27C ish idle (need to properly bench it though)
  2. The top 5 or so blocks are going to be within 1-2C within one another. Regardless, I'd rather have a block that flowed better than cooled 1C lower.
  3. scopey86 said:
    Last I checked the EK HF Supreme is the block to beat, don't know if that's changed. I have the Supreme and will definitely vouch for it. Keeps my CPU at around 27C ish idle (need to properly bench it though)


    The Raystorm is the current champ but like Rubix says the difference doesn't really matter. Go with the cheapest or if looks are important to you go with the prettiest.
  4. I don't think you would really be disappointed with the majority of blocks out there...it's mostly a matter of preference in looks and price for your budget. I think too many people get wrapped up in nitpicking this or that based on very minor differences. I'd just look up flow rates and determine the best price/performance curve based on your needs.
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