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Am I gonna be disappointed in a "one size fits all" water block?

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I have a 6870 and I intend to upgrade eventually, but I really want to build my loop and adding the price of a new card really postpones everything. Could someone with experience with a non card-specific block tell me how they like it?
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I'd go for a block that is designed for your gpu, as it cools down other components of the card to. giving better overclocking potential and lifespan.thumb.gif
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I have a XSPC raystorm universal GPU block on my GTX 670. The block works great, the highest temp I've seen so far is 38C. It was pretty cheap compared to a card specific block but I think I will go that route next upgrade. I say this because the memory and voltage regulators aren't cooled by the block so I've had to direct an additional fan at them. The voltage regulators get extremely warm still and I would prefer that they be cooled by water as well.

If you upgrade cards a lot get the universal block to save a lot of money. If you don't upgrade often then get the card specific block for proper cooling and maximum overclocking.
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Don't waste money water cooling a 6870, use the money to upgrade your card
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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

Don't waste money water cooling a 6870, use the money to upgrade your card

What I was thinking is that I could cool the 6870 now and use the same loop to cool a card that I buy in the future.
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