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I regret spending 600-700 Euros on watercooling my CPU and GPU instead of buying a second GTX 580
Why so? Watercooling seems like a fun project and really beneficial. What kind of games are you playing that you would reap the total benefits of a send 580?
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I'm finishing up a 'project' box (Q9550/4890) that I'm watercooling and picked up a brand new EK copper/nickel (special edition) full block for $15.

On a similar note, it is not worth it (IMO) to spend $200-$300 on waterblocks for my 570s.

The blocks will eventually drop in price dramatically...
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I'm finishing up a 'project' box (Q9550/4890) that I'm watercooling and picked up a brand new EK copper/nickel (special edition) full block for $15.

On a similar note, it is not worth it (IMO) to spend $200-$300 on waterblocks for my 570s.

The blocks will eventually drop in price dramatically...
Yeah, I initially planned on getting an EK-FC460 for about 100 bucks, then I spotted the xspc razor. I like the price of that full block cooling better. I wont feel as bad buying it.
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Yeah, I initially planned on getting an EK-FC460 for about 100 bucks, then I spotted the xspc razor. I like the price of that full block cooling better. I wont feel as bad buying it.
Worth shooting the retailer an email or calling them to see about older-model blocks getting price drops, PPCs dropped the price on some 8 series EKs for me a few months back. Granted 4-series is much more current, but it's worth a shot. Personally I'd say the EK will cool better than the XSPC, but not worth the extra 40 unless you love the block.
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Should be able to find a 460 full cover block used for cheap too(thought you said you found one for $60?), I was able to pick up two blocks for my 5850s for $100 shipped.

Good luck, it is a lot of fun
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Should be able to find a 460 full cover block used for cheap too(thought you said you found one for $60?), I was able to pick up two blocks for my 5850s for $100 shipped.

Good luck, it is a lot of fun
Yeah, there is a XSPC 460 full waterblock. great price, but great performance? I don't know. People who have it say they love it. Long as it doesn't leak or malfunction in any way then it should be just fine and way better than a heatsink and air cool.
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Try to find reviews, or just take peoples word for it. XSPC makes good stuff imo, and I think they also have great pricing. I am sure this block falls under this category.
Agree, I am sure any water block is better than air cooling, but how much better and worth the money and effort.
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