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I saw pictured in a review that the Asus 560 had VRM sinks attached to the card. This would be great as I'm planning on buying one soon and putting it under water, but Newegg is out of stock on that one, and Tigerdirect wants too much for tax & shipping.

I'm looking at the Gigabyte 560, which is clocked slightly higher, but not sure if it includes the same kind of sinks. Does anyone know? I'm sure if you have a 460 and it has it, then the 560 will too. Thanks.
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If you're putting it under water aren't you getting a full cover block, or just a gpu chip block?

My DD covers the chip, ram, and vrm.
    
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GPU-only block, guess I should have mentioned that. I got the rasa gpu block, and I have just enough enzotech bcc9 heatsinks to cover the ram chips.
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If you don't mind my asking, why do you need water cooling on an already cool card?
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If you don't mind my asking, why do you need water cooling on an already cool card?
So that he can turn his 560 into a rocket and fly to the moon without the assistance of NASA.

I was thinking of putting my 460 under water but the whole thing is just so expensive where I live so I gave up.

Although from my experience, 460-560s are very cool and quiet cards and they come as such from the factories. The GPU is limited so it can go to a certain degree of high clocks and than just stops no matter how much one increases the voltage. In this way water cooled 4/560 makes no sense in single setup, maybe in SLI. But there is one very important fact which is more important than the temps of the GPU. If someone wants very high clocks, than the formula is better cooling on the VRM section. I can confirm that when VRM section is properly cooled the cards can reach higher stabile OC. For example my 460 GTX when left with factory fan settings artefacts at 1000 Mhz. But when I attach a fan blowing in the VRM section the tests run stabile without single artefact by using the same voltage.
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So that he can turn his 560 into a rocket and fly to the moon without the assistance of NASA.
Of course, someone finally understands! But honestly, I'm already installing a custom CPU loop, so for the price of a gpu block I figured why not. Then its there if I upgrade to one down the road that could really benefit from it. But yeah my real concern is being able to keep the VRMs cool
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