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Hi people,

I have just a small question - I have Zotac GTX 570 AMP! and I'd like to convert it to water cooling, I wonder if waterblock for GTX 580 from EVGA can be mounted to my card.
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no. Get an aftermarket EK block and make sure they are both reference PCBs. An EK block will work way better than the EVGA Hydrocopper block


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The zotac AMP does not use a reference PCB so sorry to say but you are SOL with watercooling. Unless you want a GPU Core only block rather than a full cover block.
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Thanks for reply,

I just wonder if there is some workaround how to mount some cooler on it. in fact all I need to make colder are memory blocks and GPU.
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The zotac AMP does not use a reference PCB so sorry to say but you are SOL with watercooling. Unless you want a GPU Core only block rather than a full cover block.
Actully the AMP! is using the reference PCB design.

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Thanks for reply,

I just wonder if there is some workaround how to mount some cooler on it. in fact all I need to make colder are memory blocks and GPU.
It would fit, however the blocks EVGA use are not as good as other aftermarket blocks such as EK's. You would be best getting a VGA-only block and cooling the VRMs and stuff using the plate on the stock cooler and some fan blowing on it. That would be cheapest for you. The Hydro Copper blocks are overpriced.
    
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Thanks for reply,

I just wonder if there is some workaround how to mount some cooler on it. in fact all I need to make colder are memory blocks and GPU.
From all the reviews I have seen, the AMP uses the reference cooler.
This means that it might be compatible to the waterblocks for the normal reference cards as well.

I'm not saying it will 100%. Best way to make sure, open the card and compare it to the any of the 570 pictures to see if it has the same layout.

I didn't find a porn picture of the 570 (aka naked), so I can't tell you for certain.
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Not sure what I was looking at originally so sorry about that. It does use a reference cooler. Also I would definitely recommend against getting any EVGA blocks. EK makes some of the best water blocks you can get.
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You can also take off the cooler, take a picture, and send it to EK (or other waterblock maker) for them to confirm if and which waterblock will work for you. EK also has a beta app that you input your video card info and it suggests which block to use.

If you decide on taking off the the cooler and take a picture, you could also post it here for help.

I did that to mine EVGA GTX 465, and found out that I needed to use the GTX 470 waterblock since my vid card uses the 470 reference card.

Hope that helps.

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