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Hi all,

Quick question. I ordered a second block for my second 580 the other day. My first one, as per the box:

EK-FC580 GTX

My second one:

EK-FC580 GTX+

Anyone know the difference? They look identical as far as I can tell. EK also doesn't list them seperately on their site.
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Probably a typo. I'm getting mine in a couple days so I can tell you more then.
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I'm not so sure it's a typo. On EK's site, all the 580 block are GTX+. The new 590 block however is a GTX. I'm thinking it's a revision or something, but I'd love to know what they revised, because my first 580 block hasn't be working very well.
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Originally Posted by Serephucus View Post
Hi all,

Quick question. I ordered a second block for my second 580 the other day. My first one, as per the box:

EK-FC580 GTX

My second one:

EK-FC580 GTX+

Anyone know the difference? They look identical as far as I can tell. EK also doesn't list them seperately on their site.
it's not a typo. the "+" represents their new internal waterblock design that is suppose to yield up to 5* less heat than their old design.

Quote:
EK-FC580 GTX+ waterblocks - 23/03/2011
We have improved all EK-FC580 GTX waterblocks versions by changing fins over GPU area.
With new cooling engine new blocks now cool cards up to 5 degrees Celsius more.

New blocks started shipping from our premisses on 10th of March.

Edited by soilentblue - 3/28/11 at 6:28am
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I sure hope it's not a new revision, beacuse I just bought mine. It's still in transit to me. All those issues aside at least they tell us they have a "noob-proof" mounting system.
post #6 of 11
Have they finally integrated the standoffs? (or do you still have to use a dab of tim to keep them in place while you install the block.)
post #7 of 11
As long as it fits then you're good. And they are very easy to mount but can be a little frustrating. For my 470 EK block there were about 5-6 little black washers that needed to be lined up while mounting it to the block. Other than that it is very easy to do.
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EDIT: NVM, soilentblue is on top of things.
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Thanks Schlef for that link.

Ironicly, the EK blocks are some of the most PITA blocks to mount with those damn stand-offs. They're not particularly difficult or anything, but calling the design "n00b-proof", when other companies do it far better, is a bit much.
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Have they finally integrated the standoffs? (or do you still have to use a dab of tim to keep them in place while you install the block.)
even with the latest revision they still refuse to use metal standoffs. same dab of tim approach with rubber standoffs.
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