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I am planning to get a GTX 570 and a waterblock for it. I just want to verify that this is a referance card. Also, what block would you recomend? I will be using the block that comes with the RASA kit on the CPU.

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No that is NOT a reference card. All HD series cards in EVGA are not referenced. Get the card ending with 1570 or 1572.
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Also, can I use MSI Afterburner with that card?
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No that is NOT a reference card. All HD series cards in EVGA are not referenced. Get the card ending with 1570 or 1572.
So this one?

Thanks, that sure is good to know.
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That is not a reference board. I made the mistake of buying that along with a reference block. $60 mistake (restocking fee)!

This is the reference version.

If you need the one with DisplayPort (non-reference), the only blocks I know of are the EK 5X0.

For the reference board, Aquagraphx, HK and Koolance are your best bets.
 
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post #6 of 7
Yes that is a reference card (the second one you linked ending in 1570). As for the blocks they all perform fairly similarly (within a few degrees) with the exception of the bitspower blocks (they perform well worse than others). Just get the block that looks the best to you. Personally I'm a sucker for Aquacomputer's aquagrafx blocks.
 
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Thanks a lot for your input. I ordered This EK block and This GTX 570 They both came in. Can't wait to see how it all works out!
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