Just wondering if anyone knows if a The Koolance VID-AR685 will fit the Gigabyte 6850(non OC) version before I take my card out and pull it apart. Not sure if this card is based on reference design.
I did take off the cooler thats on it and it is very close to reference. Holes look to be in the same spots. I ended up getting the RASA Universal Block for both my cards. That way I can sell them down the road and keep the coolers. Just got wait for the memory heatsinks to come out of HongKong before I install. Pretty sad when I can get 2 packs of copper heatsinks shipped from the other side of the world for cheaper than what I can by 4 here in Canada:doh:Originally Posted by Buska103;13200535
Only was to check is either to call Gigabyte and ask, or you can take off the cooler of your current card and compare it to the reference:
Check that the mounting holes are in the same place and that there is no circuitry in the way of the waterblock. May I add that even though my 6850s have reference mounting holes, the PCB is non-reference. You always want to watch out for pesky capacitors and high-standing circuitry!
Watercooling a 6850 isn't the brightest idea.. those cards retail $160 nowadays, and spending another $100 for a cooling solution sounds meh. Personally, I'm going for universal blocks... cheaper, and you can use them on other GPUs!