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post #11 of 17
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Full cover blocks are for suckers I am afraid.
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QFT.

Sorry guy's IMO your wrong. Full cover blocks may cost more, however they offer better cooling to the card as a whole. Sure I can save a few bucks by getting a uni block, but when that ram sink falls off and shorts something it kinda sucks. Plus if you sell your old stuff off, he WB will bring a higher value. Also the last Uni block I got was the Maze, and had to replace it when I got my 8800 anyway due to it not fitting.
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post #12 of 17
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Let me get this straight, you want AMD to refresh with a smaller manufacturing process to remove heat and excess volts, then go buy a waterblock for that card? You're an odd one aren't you?

And what exactly is so bad about full cover blocks? I'm not disagreeing i'm just ignorant. In fact i'm not even sure if i know what a full cover block is.
Lol, i like your first paragraph, good and funny point.

But your second paragraph blew it
post #13 of 17
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Sorry guy's IMO your wrong. Full cover blocks may cost more, however they offer better cooling to the card as a whole. Sure I can save a few bucks by getting a uni block, but when that ram sink falls off and shorts something it kinda sucks. Plus if you sell your old stuff off, he WB will bring a higher value. Also the last Uni block I got was the Maze, and had to replace it when I got my 8800 anyway due to it not fitting.
My MCW60 has lasted me through 4 videocards. There is no need to cool the memory. Full cover blocks have so much restriction it isn't even funny.
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post #14 of 17
I tried two different thermal tapes on my volt modded 7900GT. They both failed. I refuse to epoxy them to the card, therefore a fullblock is the only solution left for me consider, short of designing some sort of cage to keep them pressed onto the card.
post #15 of 17
I'm anxious to upgrade to WC on my GPU. Then I'll have an excuse to switch over to 1/2" for my CPU and use my 3/8" setup on the GPU. Looks to be about $300 to make the switch. I was going to buy a Wii, but they seem to be non-existent in all the stores in my area atm. Zelda will have to wait, =(
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post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ill reply to a few of these comments:
1. Pure copper base and Aluminum top.
2. Uses similar internals as there 8800 block, which i have taken apart, and no there isn't much flow restriction just lots of pyramids.
3. If this block preforms anything like the 8800 block, the 2900xt will be a mad overclocker. At PDX9 I got to personally own Dan Dennis and Jeremy(Danger Den) on overclocking an 8800gtx on my buddies system.
Sidenote: i did it on only 1 hour of sleep in three days
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Well mine is ordered, I was hoping to get the DangerDen block, but they still have not released it. It'll be installed once I get my Q6600 and a new mobo as well. The WC is getting a whole upgrade. The 3/8" setup is going to be dedicated to the GPU and I have a new 1/2" setup coming for the quad. =)
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