For the last couple of months, after leaving Aussieland and visiting my daughter and family in MD, I have been trying to buy two EVGA GTX 690 Hydro Copper GPU's, but unsuccesfully due to their very short supply. So I have almost come to the conclusion that buying two aircooled ones , and fitting water blocks will have to be the way to go. I want to get them before I return in a couple of weeks....most of you know why.
To that end I started to look for all the different waterblocks available. I can find no review that has taken all available blocks and compared them, in a similar way to this review: http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3DHEATKILLER%2B%25C2%25AE%2BGPU-X%2B%25C2%25B3%2BGTX%2B680%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1901%26bih%3D1110%26prmd%3Dimvns&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&u=http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f137/bundymania-user-test-fullcover-wasserkuehler-fuer-die-amd-hd-7970-grafikkarte-889380.html&usg=ALkJrhgurMrW58D2x83muQWSHLudNXM0XA
Most of those that watercool, all look to good cooling results matched with good looks. As to what looks good......well that's a subjective matter.
Personally I can't seem to warm to those circles, lol.
However, I did like the heatkiller series of blocks made by Watercool. I found some of them shown on various sites for 680's and 670's, but couldn't find mention of 690's. So I went to their site, and saw the following news message, dated 10th May, 2012:-
"In preparation: full cover water coolers for Geforce GTX 670 and GeForce GTX 690
We are currently developing full cover water cooler for NVIDIA GPU series GeForce GTX 670 and GeForce GTX 690. The coolers
are based on the new and improved cooling structure of the HEATKILLER ® GPU-X ³ GTX 680 and connect as usual excellent build
quality and cooling performance with one another"
Now that's quite a while ago, but although they show 680's and 670's listed, I see no mention of 690's.
Has anyone heard any news regarding their GTX 690 blocks?
Here's some of their blocks for other GPU's : http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g/c87/s143/list/p1/b180/Heatkiller-Water_Blocks_VGA-VGA_Water_Blocks-Page1.html