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GTX 570 HD waterblock??

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So EVGA has this GTX570 HD which looks to be shorter than the standard GTX570 that they offer. My question is that being a different length than the regular 570 would the standard waterblocks from the 570 work on the HD?? reason is that the 570HD is just short enough to fit in a mATX case im planing on getting with out removing the HDD cage that holds 4 HDDs....i could get the standard 570s but bye bye 4 HDDs i could have maybe 3 since its a 2 piece cage....

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BTW the GTX570 HD is 228mm long and the GTX 570 is 266mm long

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it's non-reference pcb so... probably not.
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i think the PCB was mentioned to be referenced to the GTX560 ti cards no??
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i think the PCB was mentioned to be referenced to the GTX560 ti cards no??
was referring to pcb being a non -reference to standard gtx 570, gtx 570 and 560 = different PCB, so just because it's reference PCB of 560 does not mean you can throw 570 full cover block on it. it has to be a reference PCB of 570 or 580. there's a reason why they make different full cover block for different cards

but if you are looking for fullcover, stick to regular 570

but um, 560 doesn't have full cover block, so you are stuck with those chip only cooler and stick copper heat sinks on to memory and vrm
Edited by mekaw - 2/17/11 at 8:59am
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that's a non-reference pcb. it will not fit a water block designed for reference-sized pcb's.
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