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In conjunction with installing a custom water loop, I am looking at upgrading my GPU. I already have a Rasa GPU-only waterblock, but I'm trying to figure out which card would be best to wc with air cooling for vram/vrm.

The reference style 560 has a plate that covers all the ram and VRMs


and the Asus DirectCu appears to have heatsinks already over the VRMs. I have some enzotech bcc9's for the ram.



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Would one style be better than the other, or would they both be about the same? I would have some kind of fan blowing over the sinks as well.
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I doubt that you'll be able to use that plate on the reference cards. I would go with the Asus.
 
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
I doubt that you'll be able to use that plate on the reference cards. I would go with the Asus.
Thanks.

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Doesn't look like it, the whole right side with the chokes and caps are different on the Asus one.
Doesn't look like what? I realize the pcb layout is different, I have a gpu-only block not a full cover block
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Thanks.



Doesn't look like what? I realize the pcb layout is different, I have a gpu-only block not a full cover block
Dang nab it never mind, I just quickly skimmed through the OP.

Thought you were wondering if a full cover block would fit on the Asus card.
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lol its cool, thanks for lookin out anyhow. They don't even have full cover blocks released for this card yet that I know of.
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post #7 of 11
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Any more opinions? I was leaning toward the Asus non-ref design anyways. I'm sure the reference plate isn't impossible to work with, just not as easy probably.
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If we could get a solid confirmation that this is what the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI 1GB looks like naked, then this would be the card to get for a gpu only waterblock. It is already clocked at 900mhz and has heatsinks on it where you would want them to be.

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If we could get a solid confirmation that this is what the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI 1GB looks like naked, then this would be the card to get for a gpu only waterblock. It is already clocked at 900mhz and has heatsinks on it where you would want them to be.

it says it right on the board...lol
look right above the spot you plug into the mb.
Edited by solar0987 - 2/17/11 at 9:40pm
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If we could get a solid confirmation that this is what the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI 1GB looks like naked, then this would be the card to get for a gpu only waterblock. It is already clocked at 900mhz and has heatsinks on it where you would want them to be.

lol
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