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My only concern as others have mentioned is if someone is going to release a full cover block for this item. No block = no purchase for me at least. I fully intend OC the heck out of my card and plan on running under H20 as phase change or LN2 is out of the question for me.

I was a fan of full cover blocks, but too much $ to replace with every new gpu. Universal blocks are just much handier, needs a fan to give the memory/VRMs some airflow, but so much easier to be able to just move the blocks from one card to the next without spending more money.
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post #262 of 900
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I was a fan of full cover blocks, but too much $ to replace with every new gpu. Universal blocks are just much handier, needs a fan to give the memory/VRMs some airflow, but so much easier to be able to just move the blocks from one card to the next without spending more money.

The aesthetics of full cover blocks is much better though...
post #263 of 900
Thanks for the insight on MSI warranty Alex and others smile.gif

Looks like I'll be waiting till Mid-July to see if the HC Classy's drop, if a 4GB lightning appears, and if any water blocks surface...

Must... be... patient.... ERRRRGHHhhhh.
    
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post #264 of 900
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

I was a fan of full cover blocks, but too much $ to replace with every new gpu. Universal blocks are just much handier, needs a fan to give the memory/VRMs some airflow, but so much easier to be able to just move the blocks from one card to the next without spending more money.

I agree and the heatplate on this lightning is PERFECT for the universal block! thumb.gif
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post #265 of 900
So voltage 'for now' is limited to 1.212v and will hopefully increase with Afterburner 2.2.3? I'm confused, or is that the limit the software displays because the screenshot of the EVGA Classified at 2000mhz says the same voltage.
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post #266 of 900
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So voltage 'for now' is limited to 1.212v and will hopefully increase with Afterburner 2.2.3? I'm confused, or is that the limit the software displays because the screenshot of the EVGA Classified at 2000mhz says the same voltage.

It has to be the software. No way they hit 2000mhz on 1.2v. Plus it's too big of a coincidence that both cards show that particular voltage.
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post #267 of 900
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That makes me feel better. I didn't see the 580 block when I looked at the EK site though? All I saw when I searched for "580 lightning water block" was a special Bitspower block ordered over seas for 175 bucks! Maybe my google fu is weak? Man I suck!

Sorry, but EK doesn't make a full cover for the 580 Lightning. I've looked and the only ones available are the expensive ones by bitspower. But the ones in the past have always gotten a full cover so I'd expect the 680 lightning to get one as well.
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post #268 of 900
If you look at EK's CoolingConfigurator.com site, it shows no Lightning blocks have ever been made. 7970 is in the works, and 680 shows no info at this time. All the rest show no plans to make one.
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post #269 of 900
I know there were blocks made for 580 lightning. Maybe it wasn't EK. I know a lot of people used WC'ed lightnings.
post #270 of 900
Yea I'm pretty sure they were Bitspower.
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