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Does the 560 need a full cover block?

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Hey guys, I'm trying to decide whether I should go with a full cover block or gpu only block for my 560. I'm going to try and use the stock vrm/memory plate for the gpu only block, and if that doesn't work, then I would just use some extra heatsinks for the vrm/memory.

Is it worth the extra $50 for a full cover block for cooling/performance? or is that more for the looks? I already have really good case airflow, so that isn't an issue.
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Do it right. Get the full thing. Don't go cheap or cut corners when it comes to expensive parts. Good Luck.
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It really doesn't need a full cover block at all. I'm running my 480s on GPU-only blocks and have been for a whole year while maintaining no less than 900 core. For half the price, you'll get future compatibility as well. If you're worried, then just install a fan on your side panel.
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It really doesn't need a full cover block at all. I'm running my 480s on GPU-only blocks and have been for a whole year while maintaining no less than 900 core. For half the price, you'll get future compatibility as well. If you're worried, then just install a fan on your side panel.
I actually already have one, and it works great right now to keep my gpu temps down. Maybe I'll just save myself some money and go for the gpu only block. Plus, gpu only blocks resell better than full cover blocks, and they are cheaper.
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