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Isn't the water block from the GTX 580 HC supposedly a big improvement from the GTX 480 HC's water block.
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Originally Posted by Drewlander View Post
Isn't the water block from the GTX 580 HC supposedly a big improvement from the GTX 480 HC's water block.
I'd have to get a picture of the internals before I can make any comments.

In any case, why not just get the EK block? That way you are guaranteed to get a nice waterblock, whereas with the EVGA one you are unsure.

If you did just get the block and card separate the warranty will still be on the card as EVGA allows you to replace the stock cooler without voiding it.
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post #13 of 14
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There is a review on the GTX 480 blocks and it included the Hydro-copper block from EVGA.

http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html
Yeah thanks dude but I have seen that and really want to see a 580 hydro review, Isnt the 580 full cover when the 480 wasn't?
Where did you get the info about them being ridiculously restrictive, you know the PSi and wat-not. Because aren't these 580's different to the 480's?

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Yeah sorry I couldn't get anything for the GTX 580 HydroCopper. However that review does show the performance of every other GTX 580 block quite well as all of the block manufacturers just had to modify the height of one of the VRM cooling areas. The EK 480 and 580 blocks are virtually identical.

I'd still get the EK blocks, in almost every review they are shown to be either the best or second best.
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