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Perhaps DangerDen employees the best photographer but for some reason the blocks from DangerDen always look very nice in photographs, no matter what card they are for. I ask if the looks carry through to good performance? They also seem to be rather high priced, but look worth it.I recently followed two links from a thread here that detailed installation of DangerDen blocks on the 480 and 580 and these blocks looked perfect.
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Good looks isn't a guarantee of high performance, but usually you have some leeway with video card blocks. Pretty much whatever you choose will keep your card at healthy temperatures. On the other hand, you likely would be paying at least a small premium for its looks/brand name.
Edited by t-ramp - 7/27/11 at 10:41am
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Thank You for the feedback. +rep T-ramp
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They look as beautiful in person as they do in picture. You can tell by looking at them that they are of quality. I have the MC-TDX on cpu and it works great and the acrylic just looks awesome. My friend is using the 6970/6950 V2 on his 6950 and it's heavy but keeps his temps low (I would have bought it but I didn't have a reference card so it doesn't fit :/ )
    
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I am a bit partial to using the 480 but then I saw the block for the 580 and the contrast between the copper surfaces and the nickel plated surfaces looked awesome. Alexendria,give a bit more info on the reason the DD block would not fit (I know you said non-reference). +rep

I am mostly a function person but the work on these DD blocks has caught my eye.
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post #6 of 11
if this Danger Den DD-GTX580/570 on this photo (curtosy of Guapo)
Attachment 221829
looks good, then milling and machining standards on this forum are biased and unfair to other manufacturers
just saying....
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post #7 of 11
They do look amazing in person and in pictures as well. if you are looking for a great looking block and want great performance get the Danger Den blocks with the nickle cover, they look amazing.
http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd-gt...0-gtx-580.html
post #8 of 11
As long as you have a reference card, it'll be supported. On non-reference cards the placement of some of capacitors, holes and other components. For example the 6970/6950 v2 card has a canal through the middle-ish for the capacitors... which most of the 6950's have, but min are actually run along the outside edge of the card, so the block wouldn't mount flush (wouldn't mount at all really) with the card. Also the screw hole pattern is different Just make sure before you buy a block that your card is either a reference card or is supported by that block.
    
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If you're curious this is what my MC-TDX looks like, just so clean.



Edited by theAlexandria - 7/27/11 at 12:06pm
    
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DD are decent blocks, to me it's never worth the price premium for them though. If the performance was substantially better I'd do it, but I mainly choose on price followed by looks.
     
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