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So I've replaced my watercooled 580s for a brand spanking new 690 today and at the moment have one radiator removed from my loop. Being that these cards are voltage locked is there anything to gain from watercooling? When overclocking I'm thinking the voltage lock will be the issue long before heat. Was thinking of getting a heatkiller block for it and adding my second rad back to my loop.
 

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So I've replaced my watercooled 580s for a brand spanking new 690 today and at the moment have one radiator removed from my loop. Being that these cards are voltage locked is there anything to gain from watercooling? When overclocking I'm thinking the voltage lock will be the issue long before heat. Was thinking of getting a heatkiller block for it and adding my second rad back to my loop.
You might get 20MHz more out of watercooling, maybe. You'll beat the 70'C Kepler throttle with a waterblock.

It's almost not worth watercooling a gtx 690 just because the air cooler is a work of art. But I do like to have a quiet computer, so I got a block.
 

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If you plan to keep it 1 year + i would get it water cooled. noise reduction is what you get from water cooling these days.
 

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Well, after playing some intensive games and overclocking my card a bit this thing def needs to be put under water, no more second thoughts about the nice stock cooler. Especially in a case like my current 800D where air flow is pretty crappy.
 
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