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Hi all, I need to decide which block I should get for my new graphics card (EVGA GTX570)...

I have couple blocks in mind, which one should I pick?
1)http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30513
2)http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29889
3)http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30674
4)http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=29778

If you have any other recommendation please let me know!!

PS- GTX580 blocks are compatible with GTX570 right? If not I'm screwed...
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Any1??
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It all comes down to personal preference. I prefer the Aquagrafx as I was able (on my 470) to use TIM on the VRMs and the memory instead of pads, however it is a restrictive block compared to others.
 
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It all comes down to personal preference. I prefer the Aquagrafx as I was able (on my 470) to use TIM on the VRMs and the memory instead of pads, however it is a restrictive block compared to others.
kk, thank you for your input!!
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post #5 of 18
Get the Koolance ( VID-NX580 )

Quote: This card is compatible with all GTX580 & 570 graphics-cards in reference design.


On a reference PCB the only difference between 570 and 580 is that the 580 has another VRAM chip.

I have the EK FC 580 on my 580 and I cant fault it - it was a pain to get the traped air out,
But! If I could have I got the koolance I would have.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 7/23/11 at 4:32am
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Get the Koolance ( VID-NX580 )

Quote: This card is compatible with all GTX580 & 570 graphics-cards in reference design.


On a reference PCB the only difference between 570 and 580 is that the 580 has another VRAM chip.

I have the EK FC 580 on my 580 and I cant fault it - it was a pain to get the traped air out,
But! If I could have I got the koolance I would have.
kk, nice!
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post #7 of 18
Beware which 570 card or block you are getting!
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=973635
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Quote:
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Beware which 570 card or block you are getting!
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=973635
That guy should have done his homework before he bought that card/block. Anyone should be able to notice that the hd version is not reference. The power connectors are in a different spot and the card is shorter.

@OP Pick the cheapest one, they will all perform roughly the same. Oh, and don't get a danger den block, they don't even include all the thermal pads that you need and they are almost always the most expensive(other than bitspower).
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This is exactly why I posted this, so a fellow can learn on others mistake
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Get the Koolance ( VID-NX580 )

On a reference PCB the only difference between 570 and 580 is that the 580 has another VRAM chip.
So would it be possible to use this with a 570?
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