Originally Posted by Bart
Not to mention that covering the entire block for no good reason also adds weight, adds materials, which in turn increases production costs, making it more expensive for you.
But at the same time, those who really want it will dish out the money for it.
I'm a perfect example. Instead of purchasing EK blocks or XSPC blocks for my crossfire 7970's, I went with Komodo blocks. Yeah, they were over $40 more, but I just can't stand looking at bare PCB, especially since I've got a Raven with the 90 degree rotated motherboard tray. While an EK block would have worked fine, I was more than happy to spend the extra money to cover all the PCB.
That being said, it makes more sense for companies to offer a true full coverage solution along WITH a normal solution (what EK did with their Titan blocks). While the majority of their Titan blocks are the standard coverage, they still produce a small amount of the XXL true full coverage for a greater price. While I don't own Titans, this level of variety is impressive.