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Ok, so I am toying with the idea of watercooling my video card (sigrig). Yes, I understand it was intentioned for being aircooled and what not. But honestly, I like the cool factor of watercooling it, and I can also go ahead and cut off one of the PCI slots to make some room lol. Saw that EK has the FC5x0 GTX which is intended for "NON reference" cards. Anyone have any experience with this? Checked the compatibility tool for the EK site, and it didn't show, so I am assuming it just got released.

Waterblock
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...-nickel-1.html

Compatibilty list
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/s...t?gpu_gpus=378
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http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9695...r-cooling.html

was a thread about this just the other week. ek seems to be your only fullcover waterblock option but I would definitely email them to make certain their block will fit your card.
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That block is meant for the Gainward non-reference pcb's, not Asus's non-reference (hence the GW at the end). Notice the placements of the VRM componets on the Asus pcb verses Gainward's:

Asus's DirectCU pcb


Gainward non-ref pcb


The block's location for the chokes and caps are offset on the Gainward and thus the block account for this will thus will not accpt Asus's strainght line up of chokes and caps:
    
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