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Is Bitspower's Black Freezer VG for the 580 worth the extra $50?

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Just as the title says? I am looking at 580 WB, looking at it and the EKs.
    
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No, if max performance is what you are after, get an Aquacomputer Aquagraphix480, and use TIM instead of the thermal pads on the ram and VRM modules.
http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-full-cover-block-roundup/

The Bitspower block was the worst performing one tested, by a lot.

If the choice is between the Bitspower and the EK, go with the EK.
Edited by Caleal - 3/4/11 at 2:12am
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he's talking 580
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Originally Posted by mekaw View Post
he's talking 580
OOPS!

There isn't much difference in the PCB layout on the 580 tough.

I'd bet money that the Bitspower block still wouldn't be worth it from a performance standpoint though.
Edited by Caleal - 3/4/11 at 2:27am
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