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a friend of mine is considering of upgrading to water cooling, we are not sure if there is a good water block for his GPU.
this is his card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565

if there isnt any full cover blocks, what's a good GPU for watercooling? Preferably with a block attached already. Ive seen some EVGA GPUS but they r all really expensive.


thanks!
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That specific GPU doesn't have a waterblock frown.gif if you wanted to water cool it you could use a universal waterblock and then put heatsinks on the vram but you would need a fan in there also to blow air over the heatsinks because they would get really hot. I did the universal route for my GTX 460 so I could upgrade it in the future and not lose the money in the water block but it's up to you whether to do that. EVGA has most of the water blocks designed for their standards so companies like MSI PNY and some others don't get water blocks. frown.gif

EK has this nifty cooling configurator that shows whether or not there is a water block made for the GPU too smile.gif
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1
 
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That specific GPU doesn't have a waterblock frown.gifif you wanted to water cool it you could use a universal waterblock and then put heatsinks on the vram but you would need a fan in there also to blow air over the heatsinks because they would get really hot. I did the universal route for my GTX 460 so I could upgrade it in the future and not lose the money in the water block but it's up to you whether to do that. EVGA has most of the water blocks designed for their standards so companies like MSI PNY and some others don't get water blocks. frown.gif
EK has this nifty cooling configurator that shows whether or not there is a water block made for the GPU too smile.gif
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1

The TwinFrozr boards do not utilize any sort of heatsink on the Vram. They are even blocked off from a majority of the airflow from the fans.
If you do a universal block (swiftech makes a great one) just find some Vram heatsinks and stick them on (should be cheap). No need to make sure you have "extra fans" or anything blowing around on them.
I have 2 of those cards and have spent HOURS and HOURS researching the watercooling possibilities. I've torn apart my own and measured them to verify mounting hole lineups, etc. Definitely do not worry about the Vram, MSI designed the board and ram to not need any sort of cooling.
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http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/XDMerciless/gtx460x2b.jpg

This is what I mean about having a fan blow air across the vram heatisnks. I have a GTX 460 and without the fan I have a little bit of micro studdering and with the fan there isn't anything at all. The heatsinks heat up really quickly and without the smallest airflow it would be too hot. I have hidden the fan away so it's not very noticeable and it's on a fan controller so when I'm not gaming I can turn the fan off. Either the universal block or a full block will work just fine for the GPU though.

Edit: Also read post #7. It shows the basic look of a universal block on a GPU with the heatsinks. He also has a fan on the vram heat sinks and it lowered the temps for him too.
http://www.overclock.net/t/971411/alternate-to-thermal-adhesive/0_20
Edited by glinux - 1/24/12 at 3:54pm
 
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