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Hello all, I'm thinking of getting myself a new graphics card and it would be the Asus GeForce GTX 570. I've got both options open - the standard one and the DirectCU II edition:

Asus GeForce GTX 570 - Standard
Asus GeForce GTX 570 - DirectCU II

I want to put this card under watercooling. I know the DirectCU II edition is probably not reference design but is the other one reference design??
Thanks! smile.gif
    
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You can get full cover waterblocks for either of them, at least from EK (but I'm sure other manufacturers as well).

EK-FC580+ GTX [3831109855324]
EK-FC580+ GTX - Acetal [3831109855331]
EK-FC580 GTX+ - EN (Nickel) [3831109855942]
EK-FC580 GTX+ - Acetal+EN (Nickel) [3831109855959]

EK-FC580 DCII - EN (Nickel) [3831109855669]
EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel) [3831109855676]
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Originally Posted by El_Capitan;15149230 
You can get full cover waterblocks for either of them, at least from EK (but I'm sure other manufacturers as well).

EK-FC580+ GTX [3831109855324]
EK-FC580+ GTX - Acetal [3831109855331]
EK-FC580 GTX+ - EN (Nickel) [3831109855942]
EK-FC580 GTX+ - Acetal+EN (Nickel) [3831109855959]

EK-FC580 DCII - EN (Nickel) [3831109855669]
EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel) [3831109855676]

Thanks, I just saw those in Scan UK. I'd like a Copper one though and XSPC make a good one that's exactly like my current one (for my AMD Radeon 5870) but for the GeForce 570, only it's reference design only. Do you think the first Asus card is reference design then? smile.gif
    
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Yes, the first one is a reference design.
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Yes, the first one is a reference design.

Thanks very much! wink.gif
    
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As long as you can get a waterblock for the non reference design, its the way to go. Reference GTX570's on standard PCB's are known to have issues with dodgy VRMs.
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As long as you can get a waterblock for the non reference design, its the way to go. Reference GTX570's on standard PCB's are known to have issues with dodgy VRMs.

I'm pretty sure that the VRM issues have been solved. I have dual reference MSi GTX 570s in my system and haven't had a problem. If I remember correctly, the VRM issues have been solved a few months ago, and that all cards that are being put on the shelves now have the updated, non-dodgy VRMs.
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Good to have a heads-up on this - thanks for mentioning the issue. I hope mine has no issues whatsoever, having them been resolved for a while now. I know Scan have just received the new stock on the graphics cards so the batch I ordered from should be a recent one! smile.gif
    
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I own the reference Asus 570. Those aren't supposed to have problems with the power phases when you overvolt them? Is safe to overvolt the reference 570 through MSI afterburner? Because I have problems OC this card pass 800 core with overvolt even at max its never stable. And when I did 850 my card return to the default clocks randonly while I play.
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