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Used 'Cheak If Already Posted' didn't get anything, and I didn't want to bump a few of the 3+ month old threads I saw.

Whats the best full (or not full) cover water block that will cool everything from the ram to the vrms and anything else that needs cooling?
    
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My ek blocks have worked wonders for the hot gtx 470
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They are all pretty much the same, except for the Bitspower block, which has the worst performance, according to a full roundup I saw posted around here recently.
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Trying to look past core temp performance, no matter what I go with they're all going to be good enough. My main concern is everything else, adding more voltage means everything else gets hotter, not just the chip
    
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The 470 is quite similar to the 480, might want to check out skinnee's review of the GTX 480 blocks here:

http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html

My personal favorites are the EK and Danger Den blocks.
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I went for best looking, since performance is so similar. End result was the AquagraFX block. Only bad thing is that are very difficult to get.
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Id say ek i love the one for my 5870.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
The 470 is quite similar to the 480, might want to check out skinnee's review of the GTX 480 blocks here:

http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html

My personal favorites are the EK and Danger Den blocks.
Even though the Danger Den is ~3 degrees behind the EK in GPU temp?

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Originally Posted by Mikecdm View Post
I went for best looking, since performance is so similar. End result was the AquagraFX block. Only bad thing is that are very difficult to get.
They're also very restrictive, but if you have a good enough pump for the job, it shouldn't be an issue.
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post #9 of 15
I got the EK ones, they look nicest I'm sure of that. Also was able to score some white acetal tops.
Edited by jadawgis732 - 12/23/10 at 8:53pm
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Even though the Danger Den is ~3 degrees behind the EK in GPU temp?
They are incredibly unrestrictive - almost as unrestrictive as a radiator. They also get amazing VRM temperatures when you install them with TIM instead of thermal pads. I probably wouldn't buy one, but if you were trying to get by on a weak pump they would do nicely.

For reference,

At 1 GPM

EK: 0.87 PSI Drop
DD: 0.29 PSI Drop
Aquacomputer GFX: 3.02 PSI Drop

As you can see, the DD simply blows away it's competition restriction wise.
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