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Hi,
What is the best waterblock for the GTX 580? I think EK blocks are the best, but I've seen some people have issues with corrosion, or something.

So, what do you suggest?

Thanks!
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Hi,
What is the best waterblock for the GTX 580? I think EK blocks are the best, but I've seen some people have issues with corrosion, or something.

So, what do you suggest?

Thanks!
I own a couple of EK 580 nickel + acetal blocks. They've been great so far. As for thermal results, check out the 480 results from skineelabs




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I'd get either EK, Danger Den or Koolance waterblock for the GTX 580. I would stay away from the Heatkiller, Aquacomputer and Bitspower blocks are they are all quite restrictive and the bitspower gets absolutely abysmal temperatures.
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Hi,
What is the best waterblock for the GTX 580? I think EK blocks are the best, but I've seen some people have issues with corrosion, or something.

So, what do you suggest?

Thanks!
As the previous posters have told you, EK blocks are going to be your best bet. The Koolance one is overpriced compared to this and the EK sports better temperatures.

Corrosion? Doubtful. The blocks are made from copper, naturally, and copper does oxidise which turns it aqua green in colour. However, if you get the Nickel & Acetal version of the block, you are not going to notice this from the outside. If you ensure you change your water regularly and monitor it to ensure there are no contaminants getting in there, corrosion will not be a problem.

It's all about maintaining your loop. If you don't change a car's oil, its engine and other components will fail eventually.
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