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I'm going to be adding another rad and setting up my 580 with water cooling, I was wondering what block all of you recommend. Its a reference evga 580.

Also Since I'm going to have to take apart xspc loop that I have currently running I would like to switch out all of the stock cheap barb fittings. What fittings would you all recommend, thanks in advance.
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I would say get some bitspower compression fittings. Then go with a aquacomputer gtx 580 block. There around $130 and hard to find, but are easily the best made blocks on the market today.
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Angrybutchers copper ek 580 block.
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There is no such thing as a "cheap barb" unless it's made out of plastic. Any normal metal barbs and clamps will work fine. If you want to spend some more money go with compression fittings but they are much more expensive.

As for the block any reference block will work. Currently EVGA put out a new nickel block that is supposed to prevent the flaking through a new nickel plating method but I haven't seen any test to confirm this. All of their blocks that are not nickel plated haven't had any issues like this so I would go with a copper EK full cover block or a Koolance full cover block. Either one of them will work great for your GPUs. Some people prefer the Koolance block because of it's looks but performance wise they are both solid.
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Angrybutchers copper ek 580 block.
lol do I still have that in my sig?
 
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lol do I still have that in my sig?
Oh lol, I got you confused with theseekeroffun's block that is for sale.
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