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EK are full cover as they cover gpu/ram/mosfet, the hydro copper is prob a shroud at the ends, or sink of kinds. i would go the ek setup personally, but the beauty of this card is the warranty. as soon as you pull off the cooler and install your ek block its not covered by warranty
You can replace the heatsink with waterblocks on EVGA cards and still be under warranty(assuming your waterblock didn't short the card). You just can't resell EVGA cards with warranties like you can ASUS ones.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 12/20/10 at 5:29am
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If EVGA designs this block similar to that of their GTX480 Hydro Copper FTW, this GTX580 block will perform quite well in the GPU core temp, probably besting many competitors. But it might not fare well in the VRM temp.

Skinnee review of GTX480's Full Cover block:
http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html?page=4
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If EVGA designs this block similar to that of their GTX480 Hydro Copper FTW, this GTX580 block will perform quite well in the GPU core temp, probably besting many competitors. But it might not fare well in the VRM temp.

Skinnee review of GTX480's Full Cover block:
http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html?page=4
Yeah thanks mate, I have read that but im not sure if they have made improvements or not. might need to wait for a review as I am gonna Get a few 580s, and I like them all to be the same ones.
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EK are full cover as they cover gpu/ram/mosfet, the hydro copper is prob a shroud at the ends, or sink of kinds. i would go the ek setup personally, but the beauty of this card is the warranty. as soon as you pull off the cooler and install your ek block its not covered by warranty
this is right...cause if you look at yourube i think it was a trubritar review that they take the block off of the 580 FTW and find heat pipes for the MOFSET i think. but an EK or Koolance block will be way better and cheaper!! then you can overclock it to match the FTW edition
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If EVGA designs this block similar to that of their GTX480 Hydro Copper FTW, this GTX580 block will perform quite well in the GPU core temp, probably besting many competitors. But it might not fare well in the VRM temp.

Skinnee review of GTX480's Full Cover block:
http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html?page=4
Good find. I had no idea how bad EVGA's waterblocks were.
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You can replace the heatsink with waterblocks on EVGA cards and still be under warranty(assuming your waterblock didn't short the card). You just can't resell EVGA cards with warranties like you can ASUS ones.
ahk, never went through the process myself just what i had heard. thats good then
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Good find. I had no idea how bad EVGA's waterblocks were.
Yeah but maby they have fixed/changed there Card, so I will wait for a review on this one.
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The design of these blocks (FULL COVER) is much improved over the previous generation, and looks almost identical to an EK or Danger Den block in design. If you want to see some internals of the block, head to this link.

So far the hardest I have pushed them in SLI is 950MHz. At that frequency my Max temp has been 52c after running the Heaven DX11 benchmark for 60min. I am very pleased with the performance of these cards thus far and hope to hit a stable 975MHz later tonight.

These cards perform great and look awesome. I know I could haved saved a few bucks and bought a good EK block, but I wanted the Hydro Copper 2 cards just as they are.



Check out my build log if you want to see some more pictures of them installed.
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post #19 of 38
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EK are full cover as they cover gpu/ram/mosfet, the hydro copper is prob a shroud at the ends, or sink of kinds. i would go the ek setup personally, but the beauty of this card is the warranty. as soon as you pull off the cooler and install your ek block its not covered by warranty
I agree. Basically save $100 by going the EK route or spend another $100 to make sure your warranty works
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Edit: Posted this in the wrong thread. Meant to go to Armageddon's thread.
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