NEW Full Cover block design - Choose your best

NEW Full Cover block design - Choose your best
Posted by: Eddy_EK
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Status: New | feb 14, 2013

Simple as that: It's your turn to choose the design of the blocks top of the new Full Cover block design.
Your comments are welcome too!

 

Just for the record. The VGA card in the back is NOT Geforce Titan!

Vote for one of proposed solutions:

Option 1

Option 1

Votes: 106

Option 2

Option 2

Votes: 32

Option 3

Option 3

Votes: 221
359 Votes | 21 Comment

Comments

Michael Jacobsen
Posted: feb 14, 2013
Posted by: Michael Jacobsen
I find it very disappointing to see the move away from the current CSQ designs. In my opinion they are the best looking water blocks and associated accessorys available. They have the only professional and modern design language that ties all the components of a loop together from pumps to blocks to reservoirs. 
I loved the inovation of the CSQ designs, the GPU bridges and revised port system being a highlight that contributed with other aspects to move the industry forward. I particularly liked having the ports facing straight out so that with rotary 90's a hose could come from any direction rather than just straight up and down.
Without the CSQ design language on the pump top I may as well buy a boring alphacool plain black plastic square ... the same with reservoirs.

I see a lot of insistence on regression and resistence to change on forums and other places. I feel like it would be a mistake to bend to a vocal minority who would seem to want to keep everything about water cooling stay the same boring way and looking like it is home made or cobbled together. If you believed everything they insisted on then the old model clear 7970 blocks are coveted collector items that people have to hunt down to avoid dreaded circles and frosting. I have a clear FC7970 that I can barely give away on ebay while the CSQ blocks are constantly sold out or on back order from my local reseller.
Sargon Youssefi-Titchen
Posted: feb 14, 2013
Posted by: Sargon Youssefi-Titchen
If you go away from the new circle design you resently starting using this last year your blocks will look just like everyone elses so I really think you shoudl stick to have atleast a few circles on the block but i prefer the whole block to be covered in them!
Sargon Youssefi-Titchen
Posted: feb 14, 2013
Posted by: Sargon Youssefi-Titchen
Also I dont like how the inlets and outlets are a seperate piece and not one with the block like here http://overclockers.co.uk/pimg/WC-178-EK_400.jpg I think having the block and inlets and outlets looks the best.
Church
Posted: feb 14, 2013
Posted by: Church
Michael Jacobsen: imho CSQ might be better if it wasn't overused/covering whole block area for most of blocks. For example, it looks acceptable to me on this bridge edition vga block.

2Someone @EK: I voted for Opt2, but imho it would look better with circles lined up vertically on almost right side of block (where sticker is). Maybe even in two lines of circles including one on very side.
Also why not make CSQ optional to fit for everybody's taste including those rare ones that like CSQ? For example if circles are on optional or removable thin plate that one could put on or remove on wish from block (probably simpler to mount it on block using same screws block is bolted together).
Sobere 01
Posted: feb 15, 2013
Posted by: Sobere 01
Someting between option one and two will be nice. Hide screws with the circles but leave a bit of the noble black.

Thank you...
The Unshaven One
Posted: feb 15, 2013
Posted by: The Unshaven One
I never was particularly bothered by the circles, though I still prefer the blocks without them. More importantly, I'm happy to see EK moving back to a proper inlet/outlet design that doesn't force you to use 90 degree adaptors or that awful, chunky FC Bridge.
Doug Martin
Posted: feb 15, 2013
Posted by: Doug Martin
To be honest, although I prefer without the circles, I'd like to see your blocks with angled shapes again. They look a little stark just as a rectangle. The strange shapes looked "custom"...
Sveinung Tørresdal
Posted: feb 15, 2013
Posted by: Sveinung Tørresdal
I'm having trouble visualizing how this will look in acrylic... I'd love to see that, first.
kzinti1
Posted: feb 15, 2013
Posted by: kzinti1
NO circles, please.
I imagine you already know this due to your lagging sales since you started using the ugly, dust attracting rings.
Having a poll asking whether to get rid of the circles also proves my point.
Lars Damsholt
Posted: feb 15, 2013
Posted by: Lars Damsholt
I would like you to etch "TITAN" on it, fuck the circles!!! :D
Bucky Soliman
Posted: feb 15, 2013
Posted by: Bucky Soliman
Bring back angled design, the rectangular design is one dimensional and does not stand out from the rest of PCB.
Church
Posted: feb 16, 2013
Posted by: Church
It will stand out .. if transparent. Or if have metallic decorative plate on it. Though imho big writing of Titan (or other videocard name) won't hurt too ..
Madz[Hwluxx]
Posted: feb 16, 2013
Posted by: Madz[Hwluxx]
These circles are ugly has hell. EK stay simple classy and timeless!
Sveinung Tørresdal
Posted: feb 16, 2013
Posted by: Sveinung Tørresdal
EK, apaprently you're starting to make headlines despite your disclaimers.
http://videocardz.com/39590/ekwb-preparing-a-water-block-for-geforce-gtx-titan

Welp. Here's hoping this is Titan, and will be available in acrylic.
Shaun Wilmer
Posted: feb 16, 2013
Posted by: Shaun Wilmer
What ever gives you the neatest solution with the least amount of machining hopefully making the final price attractive for early adopters to Titan.

Maybe soft anodise in orange instead of the black if you don't have to hard anodise the aluminium parts.
Poly_Pusher
Posted: feb 17, 2013
Posted by: Poly_Pusher
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/fc-geforce/geforce-titan-series.html
Elias Ragnarsson
Posted: feb 17, 2013
Posted by: Elias Ragnarsson
Option no 3 , no question as it is the cleanest one and if it become to mainstream witch not always is a bad thing then pimp it up like EK-FC5X0 GTX GW or EK-FC580 DCII to make it stand out but no fugly and cheep circles because then i have to rethink about my next blocks for the titans as i am a fan of the old cleaner design with a need for blocks to the titans i will get.
Want it stand out even more? Then red, green, whatever colored acrylic like EK-FC285 Classified - Red+Nickel with predrilled 3mm holes for led:s in it to make it unique.
Bj de Groot
Posted: feb 19, 2013
Posted by: Bj de Groot
No 3 looks tough. Very industrial look.

Just like the R7990 block which I love the look of but the thing here is, whats the point of it when it won't match the rest of our EK CSQ products? The circles look good, keep them because if you took them away the Supremacy would look plain and boring.

So in saying that I'd have to say No 2 or a revised version of No 2. Doesn't look like an EK block without the CSQ Circle theme.
Dustin1706
Posted: feb 21, 2013
Posted by: Dustin1706
I love EK products, but really dislike the circles. If this block has the circles I will have to go with another brand of block. 
Dawid Adamczewski
Posted: mar 1, 2013
Posted by: Dawid Adamczewski
Too many visible screws,
Too many circles (however the full circle filled looks best of presented 3),
Round shapes are required guys otherwise it looks as you would get it with 4 quick hits of the axe,
I really loved your designed with visible cooper / nikel plated stuff
Add more transparent stuff to see the liquid, two options: top fully transparent and option 2 what I think is very cool.. sandwich like

-------- full non-transparent top
==== transparent layer where our liquid would be visible
-------- full non-transparent bottom

Then one big logo on the top and few circles to fill out the space..

I cannot leave my vote, I do not like any so much to make my vote causing it to come to products range, with full respect to the designer :)
 
Willy
Posted: apr 29, 2013
Posted by: Willy
Hope you can produce the third sample for the geforce gtx 680 in a plexy nickel version !!

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