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Hey all.

I am pretty sure it will, but I thought I'd double check before I go ahead and buy it.

I want to know if this water block will fit my KFA2 GTX 570.

I think the KFA2 is a reference design, at least it looks like it is, but I want to double check.

Furthermore, would water cooling my graphics card give me much of a gain to warrant the £70 I'd spend on the water block? I suppose I could give it more voltage but would the gain be that much worth it?

Edit:

...is this the same as above? Link. I think it is, however wouldn't want to buy a block that doesn't fit.

Also, will I need to buy a backplate or do they come supplied with one?
Edited by jNSK - 1/1/11 at 6:24am
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Well water cooling was never cost efficient

But yeah, you will be able to get more out of your card. How much? With a decent card, you can usually reach a 15-20% gain. Maybe more if you have a very good card.

Is it worth it? Its just up to you I guess.

You can spend over 1000$ on just water cooling. Is it worth it? Not really. But its fun


Also the EK 570/580 reference block should fit your card. The normal KFA2 card is a reference type.
EK don't make a different block for the 570 yet, since its the same as the 580 just without the chips.
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Well water cooling was never cost efficient

But yeah, you will be able to get more out of your card. How much? With a decent card, you can usually reach a 15-20% gain. Maybe more if you have a very good card.

Is it worth it? Its just up to you I guess.

You can spend over 1000$ on just water cooling. Is it worth it? Not really. But its fun


Also the EK 570/580 reference block should fit your card. The normal KFA2 card is a reference type.
EK don't make a different block for the 570 yet, since its the same as the 580 just without the chips.
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, well, it says it fits so I guess it must do. Thanks for clarifying that my card's reference, it's good to know!

I'll have to have a long think about whether I want to put it under water or not. I'm going to toy with it today to see what I can get out of it under air.
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I literally JUST mounted an ek block to my 570. It will work perfectly.
    
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Haha, alright.

What kind of advantages has it given you, ErBall? Noticed much of an overclock increase?
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Haven't gotten that far yet. I'm still leak testing.

I will report back though, but in the same breath I never ran the card one air.
    
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Haven't gotten that far yet. I'm still leak testing.

I will report back though, but in the same breath I never ran the card one air.
Cool. I've managed to get 870/1000 out of this card @ 1.1V. It loads at around 72C with the fan at 60-65%. It's barely audible however I can still hear it if I listen.
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JNSK havew you thought about an XSPC block or the 570 /580 ? as i remeber on the 480 they had substancial results with that with cooling better than the rest ?
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JNSK havew you thought about an XSPC block or the 570 /580 ? as i remeber on the 480 they had substancial results with that with cooling better than the rest ?
I didn't know they made one yet to be honest, I'll have a look for one. I'll try finding some benchmarks also
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post #10 of 21
I'm not sure if my card is just reading wrong or what, but after an hour of gaming, I'm only getting load temps of 41c.

That can't be right can it?

EK full cover block along with a rasa rx360 kit. CPU load temps @ stock are around 45c.
    
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