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Depending on how well this puppy cools the phases this could go far. If not, the biggest limiting factor on the 590 is those VRMS.
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Depending on how well this puppy cools the phases this could go far. If not, the biggest limiting factor on the 590 is those VRMS.
i definitely agree. if you have seen the thermo images of the gtx 590 at load it shows the gpus being cooled well but the vrms are blistering. i really think any full cover will go a LONG way with this card. better vrm cooling will mean even better results.

i wonder if aquagrafx will make one for it. damn i hope so.
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You would too on BETA drivers
Huh? My 6990 is OCed since the first day, and rockin on 11.4 beta drivers without any problems.

Not a valid argument when the competition can do it without problem.

And a waterblock won't solve the cheap VRMs conondrum on the 590.

But... a 6990 with a waterblock will be a monster. And OC without any black smoke coming out.
    
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I don't understand why most blocks use pads on the MOSFETS and the RAM when much better temperatures on those components are achieved when only thermal paste is used. It isn't a big deal with RAM however for the MOSFETS it could really make a difference.
 
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Wow, that Dangerden block is hideous.
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Wow, that Dangerden block is hideous.
they hold no punches about it looking like anything other than a giant "wang" but they said with that design they were able to shave alot of weight leaving it at 1.8lbs. it also does look like it has pretty good flow from internal shots.

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I don't understand why most blocks use pads on the MOSFETS and the RAM when much better temperatures on those components are achieved when only thermal paste is used. It isn't a big deal with RAM however for the MOSFETS it could really make a difference.
i forgot what the issue was with people using pads vs paste. i know in testing your gpu block had the best vrm cooling with paste. it wasn't bad with pads but no where near as good.
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I don't understand why most blocks use pads on the MOSFETS and the RAM when much better temperatures on those components are achieved when only thermal paste is used. It isn't a big deal with RAM however for the MOSFETS it could really make a difference.

MOSFETS are extremely easy to short when only a barrier of thermal paste is used across a metal, thermal conductive surface that expands across multiple components or FETS.
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they hold no punches about it looking like anything other than a giant "wang" but they said with that design they were able to shave alot of weight leaving it at 1.8lbs. it also does look like it has pretty good flow from internal shots.
EK Microchannels (a la Supreme HF minus jetplate) get my money, assuming they can sort out their nickel plating, and I ever rob a bank/aquire a 590...
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EK Microchannels (a la Supreme HF minus jetplate) get my money, assuming they can sort out their nickel plating, and I ever rob a bank/aquire a 590...
it does seem like the new design has netted them as much as 5c less than their old design from what i read. i still think koolance has a very nice internal design as well. will have to wait to see it comes out.

i also have no use for acrylic since i don't use/ever want dye in my loop so it will be black cover for me if i go the ek route.
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it does seem like the new design has netted them as much as 5c less than their old design from what i read. i still think koolance has a very nice internal design as well. will have to wait to see it comes out.

i also have no use for acrylic since i don't use/ever want dye in my loop so it will be black cover for me if i go the ek route.
After the nickel issues, I'm sticking with Copper/Acrylic just so I can see if the block starts to have issues. I'm just going to avoid the nickel entirely. The microchannels look great, though I do miss the signature EK wave design...
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