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Poll Results: Which Color Version are you buying

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post #371 of 13812
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Never buy "hydro copper" cards, they're useless and have terrible flow rate and terrible temp and overpriced. Get a normal card and get an EK block or whoever. rolleyes.gif

Whoa down there killer, the HC blocks are actually very good performers. They are made by swiftech and flow right in line with all the other blocks on the market (the low flow ones were the ancient orignal HC's for the GTX 2xx series). The only downfall to them is that they do not cool the VRM's and they are somewhat pricey. At the same time, they look better than 99% of the other blocks available and come with a kit including the low profile brackets (also can be RMA'd with the card under EVGA warranty). If I could find some HC's for my 580's right now at a decent price I would pick them up.
post #372 of 13812
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Protip: dont buy hydro copper when you can get better blocks for 100-150 bucks. Why would you buy new GPUs when you could just get blocks for the ones you have? You dont "need" a backplate, can help, but not needed.
you can get $100 GPU blocks that would work just fine.
I was hoping to actually get the spectres, but I think the NZXTs are quiet enough for me. the spectres do look awesome though!

I was going to buy hydro copper i was just giving a example. So you CAN add a water block to air GPU's dang i didn't know that lol. Suppose that's what i get for running at the mouth, but yeah i would get the backplate's as well simply because i can't stand to see the PCB on a GPU. So if adding water blocks with backplates to the GPU i would still be able to SLI right with no problems?

Got to admit though those hydro copper cards do look sweet as hell single slot too.
    
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post #373 of 13812
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I was going to buy hydro copper i was just giving a example. So you CAN add a water block to air GPU's dang i didn't know that lol. Suppose that's what i get for running at the mouth, but yeah i would get the backplate's as well simply because i can't stand to see the PCB on a GPU. So if adding water blocks with backplates to the GPU i would still be able to SLI right with no problems?
Got to admit though those hydro copper cards do look sweet as hell single slot too.

Yup; most waterblocks for GPUs are set up so they can easily be connected together in SLI.
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Yep, very easy to watercool most things now a days. As for the plasticizer in the tubing, some people are having this issue. But not all. I have a feeling this was a bad batch of tubing OR user error.
Too much PT nuke, chemical reaction with dyes, ect. Very hard to say right now. We will see how everything goes for me in the next week or so.
post #375 of 13812
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Yup. Just need to find a block that will fit, as the cards are physically different from the 1.5gb cards and 3gb cards.
NVM. according to this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1165015/water-block-for-evga-gtx580-3gb/0_100 a 1.5gb block will fit. AKA something like this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=29842

Sweet! Just hope they got better looking blocks then that , but for that price for that block they could of gave you the damn fittings as well -_-.
    
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I think these look SWEET! Koolance VID-NX580 NVIDIA GTX 580 VGA Liquid Cooling Block (No Fittings) Saw a guys rig with them installed TRI SLI and looked awesome with the backplate.
    
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WOW guys WTH.

Get your facts straight. The original Hydro copper's were garbage. The Hydro copper 2's are great. Get your facts straight before you advise people what to buy.
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Also that block wont fit the 580. It's made for REFERENCE design 580's They have a reference 3GB and a classified 3GB. The classified, which I believe was the one in question, you need to use the Hydro copper block, but you can get them separately on EVGA:
HERE
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You know everytime you reply to my comments you roll your eyes lol hope they get stuck tongue.gif . But for the GTX 580 classified ultra 3GB you saying i can add a water block with backplate on?

Me too tongue.gif The Classified models have a weird ass PCB (that part that goes up higher than the rest) that won't work with certain blocks.
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Yup. Just need to find a block that will fit, as the cards are physically different from the 1.5gb cards and 3gb cards.
NVM. according to this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1165015/water-block-for-evga-gtx580-3gb/0_100 a 1.5gb block will fit. AKA something like this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=29842

Classifieds are different as far as I've seen (EK doesn't have blocks that fit last time I checked).
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Whoa down there killer, the HC blocks are actually very good performers. They are made by swiftech and flow right in line with all the other blocks on the market (the low flow ones were the ancient orignal HC's for the GTX 2xx series). The only downfall to them is that they do not cool the VRM's and they are somewhat pricey. At the same time, they look better than 99% of the other blocks available and come with a kit including the low profile brackets (also can be RMA'd with the card under EVGA warranty). If I could find some HC's for my 580's right now at a decent price I would pick them up.

Rawr! Hmm, I haven't looked into performance on them recently, but I've never seen any high-end users going with them, figured they just weren't worth it. I do like the warranty on them though.
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I was going to buy hydro copper i was just giving a example. So you CAN add a water block to air GPU's dang i didn't know that lol. Suppose that's what i get for running at the mouth, but yeah i would get the backplate's as well simply because i can't stand to see the PCB on a GPU. So if adding water blocks with backplates to the GPU i would still be able to SLI right with no problems?
Got to admit though those hydro copper cards do look sweet as hell single slot too.

Yes, that's the only way to get any card that isn't a hydro copper water cooled, hah. Backplates are the most important part, because once the cards are in, you won't see the block (unless you have a reversed case or some weird mod). SLI is possible with just about any block thumb.gif They look pretty cool, but they just aren't worth the price. You can make almost any dual-slot card, single-slot with a bracket (or cutting the existing one) assuming it doesn't have ports stacked two high.
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Yep, very easy to watercool most things now a days. As for the plasticizer in the tubing, some people are having this issue. But not all. I have a feeling this was a bad batch of tubing OR user error.
Too much PT nuke, chemical reaction with dyes, ect. Very hard to say right now. We will see how everything goes for me in the next week or so.

I'm thinking bad batch as I used distilled and biocide, that's it. My buddy is using the exact same mix with clear and hasn't had an issue in two months. But until its cleared up, I wouldn't recommend it.
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WOW guys WTH.
Get your facts straight. The original Hydro copper's were garbage. The Hydro copper 2's are great. Get your facts straight before you advise people what to buy.

Settle down... Hydro Copper's have apparently improved, but they still aren't as good as a lot of aftermarket blocks because of the high price.
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Also that block wont fit the 580. It's made for REFERENCE design 580's They have a reference 3GB and a classified 3GB. The classified, which I believe was the one in question, you need to use the Hydro copper block, but you can get them separately on EVGA:
HERE

Exactly! Good call smile.gif I've never seen them sell the separate block, that's actually pretty nice to know. Thanks for the link thumb.gif
     
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Me too tongue.gif The Classified models have a weird ass PCB (that part that goes up higher than the rest) that won't work with certain blocks.
Classifieds are different as far as I've seen (EK doesn't have blocks that fit last time I checked).
Rawr! Hmm, I haven't looked into performance on them recently, but I've never seen any high-end users going with them, figured they just weren't worth it. I do like the warranty on them though.
Yes, that's the only way to get any card that isn't a hydro copper water cooled, hah. Backplates are the most important part, because once the cards are in, you won't see the block (unless you have a reversed case or some weird mod). SLI is possible with just about any block thumb.gif They look pretty cool, but they just aren't worth the price. You can make almost any dual-slot card, single-slot with a bracket (or cutting the existing one) assuming it doesn't have ports stacked two high.
I'm thinking bad batch as I used distilled and biocide, that's it. My buddy is using the exact same mix with clear and hasn't had an issue in two months. But until its cleared up, I wouldn't recommend it.
Settle down... Hydro Copper's have apparently improved, but they still aren't as good as a lot of aftermarket blocks because of the high price.
Exactly! Good call smile.gif I've never seen them sell the separate block, that's actually pretty nice to know. Thanks for the link thumb.gif

Don't make stupid and ignorant posts then. Especially when it comes to someone else's money.

Buying a 580 Hydro copper 2 is fine. Buying the block itself may not be worth it since there are blocks that perform better.
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