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post #1 of 37
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what is the best GPU only water block ???

and will it platform close to 1 of the full cover blocks ??? confused.gif (on the core)...


I saw XSPC and EK have this:
XSPC:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_240_587&products_id=29841
EK:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_240_579&products_id=24122
and
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_240_579&products_id=29680

this seam to be their highest end blocks... rolleyes.gif
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post #2 of 37
I would have to say EK has a higher reputation with their water blocks.
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post #3 of 37
The highest end water block you can get for your card is the FC580 from EK. It's a full-cover water block.

The hybrid water blocks aren't going to perform as well as a full-cover however they will perform better than air, that's for sure. If I were you I'd just go with a full-cover either way.

If you have to choose, EK have never made a product that is substandard. They're going to be your best bet from the links above.
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post #4 of 37
Yeah, full cover is much better.
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post #5 of 37
The swiftech mcw80 GPU only blocks perform the best, but you risk higher VRM temperatures than you would have on even the stock heatsink + fan (the only way around this is having a massive amount of air blowing over the card with heatsinks attached to the VRMs).

GPU only blocks actually have better GPU temperatures than full cover blocks. The trade off is much higher VRM temperatures.
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post #6 of 37
If only they had non-GPU only blocks with space for the GPU only block in the middle or just make better full GPU blocks with a better GPU only part and a better non-GPU only part.
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post #7 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore;12134707 
If only they had non-GPU only blocks with space for the GPU only block in the middle or just make better full GPU blocks with a better GPU only part and a better non-GPU only part.

They do.

MCW80-GTX480-HS-INSTALLED.png

Of course, you need to buy a different heatsink for your VGA every time you change it...but you can keep your gpu-only block every time. Cheaper than a full-cover solution (although you need to have airflow around the heatsink).
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post #8 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by prava;12134747 
They do.

MCW80-GTX480-HS-INSTALLED.png

Of course, you need to buy a different heatsink for your VGA every time you change it...but you can keep your gpu-only block every time. Cheaper than a full-cover solution (although you need to have airflow around the heatsink).

cool.
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post #10 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by jNSK;12134665 
The highest end water block you can get for your card is the FC580 from EK. It's a full-cover water block.

The hybrid water blocks aren't going to perform as well as a full-cover however they will perform better than air, that's for sure. If I were you I'd just go with a full-cover either way.

If you have to choose, EK have never made a product that is substandard. They're going to be your best bet from the links above.

The GPU-only blocks provide lower core temperatures that full-coverage blocks.
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