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A good full cover block gets you:

-Cooler temps for the core/mem/vrm
-Less noise


A universal GPU block gets you:

-Cooler GPU temps (not mem/vrm)
-Ability to use the block on a different GPU
-Less noise


If you're ultimate goal is overclocking then the full coverage block is ideal.
If you're ultimate goal is lower temps and less noise then a GPU block will work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark View Post
A good full cover block gets you:

-Cooler temps for the core/mem/vrm
-Less noise


A universal GPU block gets you:

-Cooler GPU temps (not mem/vrm)
-Ability to use the block on a different GPU
-Less noise


If you're ultimate goal is overclocking then the full coverage block is ideal.
If you're ultimate goal is lower temps and less noise then a GPU block will work.
yeah, I plan on OC-ing my 945. I'm at 3.69 now. I can't keep it cool enough. PC reboots at 58c
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post #23 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark View Post
A good full cover block gets you:

-Cooler temps for the core/mem/vrm
-Less noise


A universal GPU block gets you:

-Cooler GPU temps (not mem/vrm)
-Ability to use the block on a different GPU
-Less noise


If your ultimate goal is overclocking then the full coverage block is ideal.
If your ultimate goal is lower temps and less noise then a GPU block will work.
/thread lol

full cover blocks are sexy, but I just don't see how people can justify spending over 50% of their card's value in some cases just to watercool it. Dark basically summed it all up though.
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post #24 of 37
If you want to push overclocks/voltages on a gpu, the safest way would be with a full cover block, like an EK/Koolance/DangerDen. The horror stories of VRMs blowing due to lack of cooling are floating about. (plus they're just lovely)
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VRMs are not designed to handle programs like Furmark, so you always want to avoid it and any of its deriviatives.
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post #26 of 37
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Today while looking at just the MCW80, I found an XSPC razor 460 FULL waterblock for like 60 bucks. Got good reviews as well.

http://www.xspc.biz/razorgtx460.php
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
/thread lol

full cover blocks are sexy, but I just don't see how people can justify spending over 50% of their card's value in some cases just to watercool it. Dark basically summed it all up though.
lol, good catch, apparently I'm spending far too much time actually working at work.
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And apparently I'm not spending enough time actually working at work
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post #29 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
/thread lol

full cover blocks are sexy, but I just don't see how people can justify spending over 50% of their card's value in some cases just to watercool it. Dark basically summed it all up though.
I don't change my graphics cards often, ~2-3 years, though I often will add a second card in that period, so it doesn't cost too much in the long run, it'd be different if I was constantly switching cards.

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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post
If you want to push overclocks/voltages on a gpu, the safest way would be with a full cover block, like an EK/Koolance/DangerDen. The horror stories of VRMs blowing due to lack of cooling are floating about. (plus they're just lovely)
^^This

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Today while looking at just the MCW80, I found an XSPC razor 460 FULL waterblock for like 60 bucks. Got good reviews as well.

http://www.xspc.biz/razorgtx460.php
I'd say go for it, that'd work well for you!
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I regret spending 600-700 Euros on watercooling my CPU and GPU instead of buying a second GTX 580
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