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is a full cover WB needed? i have 2 gtx 470s sli'd do i need to have full cove block? i know that would be the best option
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Will be following this thread as I have 2 of them as well
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Nah you don't really need it. You could aways just put Ramsinks on and still have decent head room for clocking memory. Full blocks help a little with good memory contact but are really a lot more so for looks and pricey! The main heat generation comes from that core.
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post #4 of 21
Keep in mind that you can only usually get FC water blocks for reference design cards. Otherwise it breaks down like this:

Full cover

Pros
Cools who card - GPU - vreg - vram
Looks good
Easier to plumb multiple blocks

Cons
Costly
Can only be used on one type of card
Heavy (can bend cards)

Universal blocks

Pros
Cheaper
Better core temps
Universal - buy now use for later cards

Cons
Only cool GPU - heat sinks needed for vram / vreg
Harder to plumb multiple cards
Can be more restrictive than FC blocks


So no, FC blocks are not required and universal blocks are a good alternative. Just keep in mind that if you go universal you need to get some (inexpensive) heat sinks and maintain some airflow over your card.
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post #5 of 21
In the somewhat not too distant future, I am going to be going the universal route, specifically with this setup
http://www.swiftech.com/hd6900-hs.aspx
http://www.swiftech.com/mcw82vgawaterblock.aspx

I've read good things about the built for your card heatsink from swiftech, thats why i am trying it out instead of inividual adhesive sinks

Edit: if you are interested here is the heatsink for your boards: http://www.swiftech.com/gtx470-hs.aspx
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post #6 of 21
You do not need FC blocks by all means, but they look sexier then universal.
And sexier will always cost you more.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by DirectOverkill View Post
You do not need FC blocks by all means, but they look sexier then universal.
And sexier will always cost you more.
Lol always true. If I get HS as well it might be about the same to get a FB
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
Lol always true. If I get HS as well it might be about the same to get a FB
It does get close, but then you can reuse the universal down the line, and the HS by itself is about $25, instead of another $100+ to get a new full cover
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Originally Posted by Th3Gatekeep3r View Post
It does get close, but then you can reuse the universal down the line, and the HS by itself is about $25, instead of another $100+ to get a new full cover
Yes this is where uni's have the big advantage. I will also vouch for the swiftech heatsinks. Had the 6900 and it was great.
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post #10 of 21
good i am glad to hear someone say its a good one, I will probably buy it before thanksgiving (well, hopefully...)

My 6870s need more megahertz!
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