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Some of the advantages of full coverage blocks are their ability to cool all critical card components rather than just the GPU core. Full coverage blocks also run silent, wtih no fan noise to worry about (though the radiator does admittedly have fans as part of the overall loop). There's also the reason of bragging rights; having what is arguably the fastest graphics card on the planet on water is unquestionably an enviable achievement.

With that out of the way, today we’ll be comparing the following four top contenders: EKWB EK-FX590 GTX, Danger Den DD-GTX590, Koolance VID-NX590, and the XSPC Razor GTX590.


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Is there a point to water-cooling a GTX 590?
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Hmm, by only looking at temps, seems like all blocks perform similar or same. Sure does convince me to get the XSPC CPU and GPU block along with the XSPC radiator. Excellent price for excellent performance.
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post #4 of 31
The DD block is hilarious.
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Is there a point to water-cooling a GTX 590?
Same as any video card? Perhaps you missed the article, especially the performance / conclusion part. I suppose your "v2" 590 doesn't get warm?


On Topic:
Shame there wasn't an Aqua or Heatkiller. Really would have liked a comparison, as well as my HydroCopper.
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Glad to see XSPC doing so well.
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Shame Aquacomputer and Watercool weren't included in the test...
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Not an EK "EN" block. Also, I wonder if these guys ever knew what the delio was going on with EK nickel and not request a copper/acetal one. I agree with Chunky btw ^^^

edit: forgot the HK one too
Edited by wermad - 8/8/11 at 10:56pm
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Shame Aquacomputer and Watercool weren't included in the test...
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Not an EK "EN" block. Also, I wonder if these guys ever knew what the delio was going on with EK nickel and not request a copper/acetal one. I agree with Chunky btw ^^^

edit: forgot the HK one too
Its just so sexy.

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edit: forgot the HK one too
Watercool makes Heatkillers, so it's the same thing.
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