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So basically if you upgrade your GPU everytime a new GPU launches, you are out of luck. You can buy the card, tear your loop down and rebuild it while air cooling the card, then rebuild the loop 1-3 months later when these blocks/mounting brackets come out. The other option is waiting 1-3 months before buying a card. The more I look at it, the more it seems i'm not willing to do this.. seems like a major headache because I upgrade so much.
It's a shame because my pump and radiator are complete overkill for just the CPU.

Or if you want to avoid rebuilding your loop buy some quick disconnects. Maybe not your style but they do the job well with minimal flow loss.

The universal gpu blocks are really annoying these days because of the importance of vrms. Two problems: either the heat sinks fall off since the pad is so small or they are too strong and you chip the vrms. When I removed my 4850 years ago I chipped a vrm and bricked the card. The vrms are so small that it is unlikely you would even notice the chip just glancing at the board.
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I actually think the new gen gpu's are making universal gpu blocks more safe to use. Newer gpu's are using less power thus putting less and less stress on the vrm's. My gtx480's can take 1.21v on uni blocks and they are power hogs on 45nm and GTX680's use way less power.
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