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Hey all, I currently have a gtx460, I love it, but I recently got into watercooling and noticed there arent many blocks for the 460.

So my question is if I sell the gtx460 which better card should I get that has a full cover block made for it, nvidia cards only.

Any input or suggestions would be awesome. Cheers
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post #2 of 11
grab a 560 or 570 there are alot of blocks out for those
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Are there blocks for the 560 ti? I will look now but wondering if anyone knew. Or should I look into the 560 non ti version?
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there are however i would recommend a aaa570 or a 470 as there are many mroe blocks
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What do you mean by aaa? One of the non reference cards?
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by homer98 View Post
Hey all, I currently have a gtx460, I love it, but I recently got into watercooling and noticed there arent many blocks for the 460.

So my question is if I sell the gtx460 which better card should I get that has a full cover block made for it, nvidia cards only.

Any input or suggestions would be awesome. Cheers
GTX 570 is the best choice + you'll see significant performence boost,but remember,try to pick the reference gtx570's because waterblock for reference cards more easily available.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Aniket - 5/18/11 at 5:19am
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yea i meant "a" but my key is stuck lol
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I would recommend either a GTX560 Ti or GTX570 as well. Do not bother with the GTX560 (Non Ti) - It is not a significant upgrade from the GTX460. The GTX570 will be a fairly sizable jump, but you could afford a GTX560 Ti + a block for about the same price unless you find an awesome sale.

As has been said, look for a reference model to ensure compatibility.
    
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Alright thanks for the suggestions. What is the easiest way to tell if it is reference?

First time water-cooling gpu never had to worry about it before
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post #10 of 11
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Alright thanks for the suggestions. What is the easiest way to tell if it is reference?

First time water-cooling gpu never had to worry about it before
Generally the non OC'd version gpu's tend to be the reference ones(but its not always true,because there are some reference card which comes factory OC'd)
Here are some reference gtx570's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127552
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133370

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121412
Hope u like my help.
Edited by Aniket - 5/18/11 at 9:06pm
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