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I just added an XSPC Rasa universal gpu block to my loop.
I have to say I'm very impressed. My Evga GTX460 ran at 38-42* idle and 68-72* load with the stock cooler. New temps 30-32* idle and 38-41* load , and that's with it coming after the cpu. Cpu temps only went up by 5* idle and load.

My loop consists of.
Swiftech mcp-655 pump
Swiftech micro res2
Swiftech 120.2 rad
Enzotech Saphire rev2 cpu block
XSPC Rasa gpu block. JUST ADDED

The Rasa gpu block was very easy to install and only took a few minutes.
Block features.
- High Performance Copper Base
- CNC Cut Acetal Top
- G1/4″ Threads
- Fits most graphic cards.



I have to say if any one is looking for a universal Gpu block I would recommend the XSPC Rasa.

Now to see what adding a Danger Den Black Ice Extreme GTX 120.1 rad does for the loop

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http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1242&page=1

i wonder if xspc is working on a raystorm gpu block
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damn double post =/

makes me wish there was a way to delete them
Edited by somebadlemonade - 10/20/11 at 6:55pm
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Did you add heatsink to RAM and VRM on your GPU?
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
Did you add heatsink to RAM and VRM on your GPU?
Agreed. When you remove the stock heatsink you have to worry more about VRM/RAM cooling as they're no longer getting air/contact with the stock heatsink/fan.
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Agreed. When you remove the stock heatsink you have to worry more about VRM/RAM cooling as they're no longer getting air/contact with the stock heatsink/fan.
Exactly. You have to put an equal amount of care into cooling the memory and especially the VRM's. It's the VRM's that are more likely to blow up due to high temps, especially when OC'ing, not the GPU. Unlike the GPU the VRM's won't throttle themselves at higher temps.
post #7 of 9
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I havent added any thing to the ram/vrm yet. on my gtx460 there was nothing on the vrm and the stock cooling was a joke.
The thin alum plate didn't cover any thing other than the ram.
I can honestly say Evga wasnt worried about cooling any thing other than the gpu, and the stock heat sink didnt do a good job at that.

Should also note, my gpu is not over clocked
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I havent added any thing to the ram/vrm yet. on my gtx460 there was nothing on the vrm and the stock cooling was a joke.
The thin alum plate didn't cover any thing other than the ram.
I can honestly say Evga wasnt worried about cooling any thing other than the gpu, and the stock heat sink didnt do a good job at that.

Should also note, my gpu is not over clocked
At least it was receiving some air a bit more directly than any case fan, which is not getting now.

If it is not OC'd, i'd say there is no problem, but if you OC, i'd be wary.
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post #9 of 9
Thats not bad I'm getting similar with my EK blocks. 29-32C idle and 42-46 load with OC. Mine are also after the CPU but didn't really have any impact on its temp. I would recommend these heatsinks HERE and HERE. Will keep your vram and vrms cooled nicely.
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