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Help me with my 670 GTX

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Hey Guys, hows everyone doing !!!

I just had a few questions regarding the gtx 670, so firstly I am a proud owner of the Asus Gtx 670 Direct CU2 !!

I was planning to go with the XSPC Razor 670 block until I realized that they ONLY support the reference edition and NOT the Direct CU2 edition.

For the Direct CU2 edition, only EK makes the water blocks and I dont want to go with the EK block for 2 reasons, XSPC is cheaper and better looking with the LEDs ofcourse.

Soooooooooooo, I started doing some research since I was thinking of exchanging my 670 for a HD7970 + $25 becuase the block on that one looks even better, but without much luck I decided that it was a bad idea.

Then I started asking all my friends who have a GTX 670 reference edition pcb and 4 of them had the reference editions and 1 had the Gigabyte windforce gtx 670, which uses the GTX 680 PCB, so I asked him to switch his card with mine.He is a close friend so without much hesitation, he agreed.

Now here is my new dilemma, my build has a red and white theme (yayyyy for team Canada tongue.gif). But the PCB on the windforce 670 is BLUE. So now my question is that 1. Can I use the XSPC Razor gtx 680 waterblock on this card ?? I know the answer is YES but has anyone read anywhere about anyone who has used it ?? I just want to confirm it before making any purchases. 2. Like I said I have a Red and White theme, and the PCB on this card is BLUE, so can I put on a 680 backplate on this card so it doesnt look ugly ??? If so which backplate can I use, EK, EVGA, Asus ?? I dont think XSPC make backplate for the GTX 680 !!

HELP ME PLEASE
post #2 of 6
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/ try looking for your card model there... i did a quick search and it seems to be a reference 680 pcb where the 680 fullcover blocks and backplates would fit properly on it.
post #3 of 6
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So it means that yes a 680 waterblock would work on this card, and a gtx 680 backplate would work just fine I believe then !!
post #4 of 6
OR, you could just mod your cards to MAKE your waterblocks fit, like I did. biggrin.gif
   
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Originally Posted by coldbloded View Post

So it means that yes a 680 waterblock would work on this card, and a gtx 680 backplate would work just fine I believe then !!

I don't believe that's the case. I'm pretty sure the DC2 uses a custom PCB that the reference 680 block will not fit. When I search the DC2 on CoolingConfigurator it shows only the DC2 blocks and universal blocks as compatible.
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Yes I realized that and that's why I said I am switching with my friends gigabyte windforce 670 which uses a 680 pcbso that's why I was wondering if I can use the 680 blocks on the windforce 670 and and since its blue can I use a 680 back later to hide the blueness tongue.gif
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