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So I have a Diamond Radeon HD 5850 and right now I just have a EK GPU block. I have been searching for days trying to find a full cover block that is compatible with my 5850 but I am having no luck. Does anybody know where I can find a compatible one? And is cooling the VGA RAM/mosfets crucial? Thanks

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Which one is it? I assume it is not the reference design (below) otherwise you could easily find a 5850 block for it. To tell if it is a reference PCB design look for the AMD logo near the PCIe connector (just above the gold fingers).

reference design

If it is non-reference then the chances are that there is no full cover solution available, so GPU only block is the way to go. Don't worry though, GPU only blocks provide better core cooling than full cover, and with some passive ram / mosfet heat sinks and good case airflow it will be great. Another benefit of GPU only blocks is that you can re-use them on other cards.

And yes, cooling the RAM and mosfets is crucial if you want to OC your card.
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Which one is it? I assume it is not the reference design (below) otherwise you could easily find a 5850 block for it. To tell if it is a reference PCB design look for the AMD logo near the PCIe connector (just above the gold fingers).

reference design

If it is non-reference then the chances are that there is no full cover solution available, so GPU only block is the way to go. Don't worry though, GPU only blocks provide better core cooling than full cover, and with some passive ram / mosfet heat sinks and good case airflow it will be great. Another benefit of GPU only blocks is that you can re-use them on other cards.

And yes, cooling the RAM and mosfets is crucial if you want to OC your card.
Thanks for the help, do you have any recommendations on ram/MOSFET coolers? I'm having trouble finding some
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Get a full coverage block that cools the whole card, it will be the best route....

EK and many others make them

I run two 5850s with Bitspower blocks, they do an amazing job as you can see in my sig my clocks are higher then most any 5850s I have seen. (that is more my cards than my blocks though)

I would recommend this block:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26607
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Get a full coverage block that cools the whole card, it will be the best route....
Assuming that there is one to fit the OP's card. If it is a non-reference design (no AMD logo on the PCIe connector) then it is unlikely that there is a full cover block available.

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Thanks for the help, do you have any recommendations on ram/MOSFET coolers? I'm having trouble finding some
Something like this will do the trick.
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I would use a combo of the above ram sinks, and these mossfet sinks:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/55..._-_4_pack.html
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If it isn't a reference card you are completely wasting your time doing anything with it that involves water cooling and over clocking.

what is the point in trying to cool and OC a non-reference card?
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