omg. wtf are you getting? Never go for koolance. Nickle for EK has problems, though I'm not sure if they have problems still. EK acetyl copper good enough. You won't be looking at the nickle anyways. And don't go for a complete solid nickle block. Heat absorb sucks if it's full nickel.
CPU and the gpu block if it's $200 along w/ the swiftech 655 or 665 or w/e it was should be $300. Rings should be fairly cheap along w/ tubing + res should be about $100 more.
EK doesn't have any problems with it's Nickel plated blocks now, that was around 3 years ago. In the UK/EU, EK are also the cheapest, although imo, Aquacomputer have the best looking blocks. I went all Nickel because it matched the look of my components better than the copper blocks.
|Laing DDC 18W pump||103|
|Acrylic pump top||27|
|Masterkleer tubing, 6ft||15|
|Fittings, compression and angled||120|
Edited by Tangster - 3/23/13 at 5:27pm