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Hi everyone!

I just bought one of these and am excited to be getting it soon from Amazon:

http://www.galaxytech.com/__en_gb__/Product310.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Z33SYK/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M2T1_ST1_dp_1

As the thread title suggests, does this card use the GTX 680 PCB? And if so, do any waterblocks that fit reference design 680's also fit this card as well?

Thanks for any insight! smile.gif

EDIT: The answer is a confirmed YES!
Edited by covert ash - 8/31/12 at 8:30pm
     
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Hi everyone!
I just bought one of these and am excited to be getting it soon from Amazon:
http://www.galaxytech.com/__en_gb__/Product310.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Z33SYK/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M2T1_ST1_dp_1
As the thread title suggests, does this card use the GTX 680 PCB? And if so, do any waterblocks that fit reference design 680's also fit this card as well?
Thanks for any insight! smile.gif

Nope. It is a reference card. You need to find a GTX 670 water block.
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Nope. It is a reference card. You need to find a GTX 670 water block.

You are right, it is a reference card, but it looks to be a lot longer than the regular (short) GTX 670's; and with the PCIE power connectors at the end of the card, versus towards the center on the typical short PCB's. wink.gif



So the question remains, would a regular 680 waterblock fit on this particular card? redface.gif
     
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You are right, it is a reference card, but it looks to be a lot longer than the regular (short) GTX 670's; and with the PCIE power connectors at the end of the card, versus towards the center on the typical short PCB's. wink.gif

So the question remains, would a regular 680 waterblock fit on this particular card? redface.gif

Umm I am pretty sure the answer to ur question would be no because Waterblocks were designed to fit specific dimensions and layouts and stuff like that. Since its a 670 reference u would probably need a 670 reference waterblock
    
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Sorry, on my phone right now, so can't double check. But it looks to be a reference 680 PCB from how the power connectors are, the extra 3rd 6 pin on the pcb and how the (i believe it was) vrms are horizonral on the board. A gtx 680 waterblock should fit the board, like how a evga 670 ftw has in identical PCB t a 680 and accepts 680 waterblocks biggrin.gif

you can try eks configure page, it should be able to give some insight ( just can't check it now frown.gif )
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Sorry, on my phone right now, so can't double check. But it looks to be a reference 680 PCB from how the power connectors are, the extra 3rd 6 pin on the pcb and how the (i believe it was) vrms are horizonral on the board. A gtx 680 waterblock should fit the board, like how a evga 670 ftw has in identical PCB t a 680 and accepts 680 waterblocks biggrin.gif
you can try eks configure page, it should be able to give some insight ( just can't check it now frown.gif )

Thanks for the input! thumb.gif

I tried EK's Cooling Configurator, but it currently doesn't have this card listed (yet). It does look to be using the 680 PCB, but my only concern is if it is the exact same layout. I'd hate to buy a fullcover only to find one capacitor or VRM placed in an odd spot that prevents the installation from happening. tongue.gif
     
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Try Heatkiller or Aquatuning, it is a 680 board for sure but like you thought they are not all identical. Go to graphics cards Nvidia cooling forum, they will have some more companies you can choose from. thumb.gif
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Try Heatkiller or Aquatuning, it is a 680 board for sure but like you thought they are not all identical. Go to graphics cards Nvidia cooling forum, they will have some more companies you can choose from. thumb.gif

I've definitely got my eye on the Heatkiller block and backplate! So sexy... drool.gif

     
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^^Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I can't stand that airplane look, exposed rivet look.

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So the question remains, would a regular 680 waterblock fit on this particular card? redface.gif





They look identical to me. wink.gif
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