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The one I'm looking at is an EK-FC580 Acetel.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...tx-acetal.html
Great choice my friend.
Same block I had on my Asus 470
post #12 of 36
Personally went with the Nickel + Acetal, but have heard good things about the copper block as well, these days imo, there is really no other way to go than EK. Aquacomputer is nice, but they are hard to find in the US.
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Personally went with the Nickel + Acetal, but have heard good things about the copper block as well, these days imo, there is really no other way to go than EK. Aquacomputer is nice, but they are hard to find in the US.
The Nickel + Acetal is slightly more expensive. Any benifits in having the block in nickel?
post #14 of 36
The biggest advantage to the FTW EVGA cards are they are binned (the FTW's being the highest binned cards) while the Asus cards are not binned at all. The blocks aren't the best ones on the market, although you can always change blocks but that's mo $$$.
post #15 of 36
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The Nickel + Acetal is slightly more expensive. Any benifits in having the block in nickel?
Less corrosion in the system over time, the nickel covering doesn't build up that blue layer like on old pennies.

Sorry for the double post!
post #16 of 36
As Dankebudz said, the difference is all the negatives that cooper has based on its own metallic properties. I think some have said that copper is slightly better at cooling, but no more than 1-2c.
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Less corrosion in the system over time, the nickel covering doesn't build up that blue layer like on old pennies.

Sorry for the double post!
Ok thanks very much. I'll get the nickel plated one then seeing as it's only a few $$ more which really isn't an issue.
post #18 of 36
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If you want to water cooled I suggest you buy this I ll give you the link it's almost same price after water cooling it by yourself and you have a warranty too
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

That's the beat choice for you
rip off... u can get the best wc block for your card for $110 (EK FC-580) and the cost of the card, so your saving like $100 to wc it yourself. EVGA alows cooler replacements as well, as long as the stock cooler is sent back with the card installed.
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Personally, if I were looking for a 580 right now, I would go FTW Hydro Copper 2 and swap out the block with an EK-FC580 GTX. I picked up the SC just hours after it was available, too bad the FTW Hydro Copper 2 was not out then. I would go after the bin, as lottery as it may be these days.
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Personally, if I were looking for a 580 right now, I would go FTW Hydro Copper 2 and swap out the block with an EK-FC580 GTX. I picked up the SC just hours after it was available, too bad the FTW Hydro Copper 2 was not out then. I would go after the bin, as lottery as it may be these days.
Is there any proof that Evga bins their cards?
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