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Quick GPU waterblock decision!

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  • Water Cooling
  • GPUs
  • Geforce
  • EVGA
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July 21, 2012 11:59:31 PM

Hey guys, I just bought the EVGA GeForce GTX560 Ti 448 FTW edition.

I'm considering this block for it: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13536/ex-blc-933/Dang...

It says that it supports many 560 Ti editions, but it does not specifically state the FTW edition. Will this block fit my card? I definitely don't want to get it, and then it doesn't fit.

Let me know

Thanks!!!

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July 22, 2012 5:23:03 AM

Make sure the metal you use for your cpu block is compatible or a match, so you don't have corrosion going on in your water cooling system. Buy the waterblock for your GPU according to the metal you are using for the other waterblocks. Mixing metals results in corrosion.
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July 22, 2012 5:51:48 AM

560 Ti Core 448 is actually a GTX 570 that is slightly crippled. That block is for 560 Ti's that are normal PCB and 560 spec. You will likely want to look into 570 block compatibility for your card.
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July 22, 2012 6:46:06 PM

Thanks for the info guys.

amuffin, I saw those blocks on EK, but I'm using a copper block for my CPU and board so I don't want to use nickel.

I might try looking into the 570 blocks then :) 
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July 22, 2012 8:30:13 PM

So after consideration, I decided I like this block: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12904/ex-blc-901/Heat...

Now I'm wondering, since this is a 570 block it should work with my card right? It is a 570/580 block - I don't know if that makes a difference or not. I like this block because it is copper, and I think it would work well with my CPU-370 CPU block.

Let me know thoughts, thanks!
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a b K Overclocking
July 23, 2012 6:10:20 PM

If those EK blocks are reference 570 blocks (reference 570 block = reference 580 block), then you should be able to use any reference 570/580 block.

Nickel blocks are fine to use with copper; I would just shy away from EK's for a few product generations.
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July 23, 2012 6:30:08 PM

Thanks boiler, I have been looking a long time for the answer to fitting my 560 ti 448 FTW. I'm really thankful for the help!
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a b K Overclocking
July 23, 2012 10:31:11 PM

TBH there aren't huge difference among full cover blocks, except for the HydroCopper blocks that come on EVGA cards. Really it's up to personal preference and aesthetics.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
July 23, 2012 10:45:14 PM

right, personal preference. But there was a thread not long ago where the perf of the hydrocoppers weren't good at all.

go universal and have the block ready for recycling when the next rotation of parts roll in your rig :) 

I'd look at the hole editions - would've gotten one if it was made for my card.
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a b K Overclocking
July 24, 2012 1:09:58 AM

Well, that's why I separated them specifically - they aren't really that good, especially for what you pay for them. Among the rest, there isn't really a true differentiator other than price and looks.
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July 24, 2012 3:32:44 AM

Thanks guys! This forum is the best ever, there's no way I could do it without experienced builders like yourselves.

With all the info. that I've grabbed, it looks like I'm going to go with this block
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12905/ex-blc-902/Heat...
once it's in stock.

I'll be sure to post back fitting and performance results after!
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July 24, 2012 3:33:27 AM

Best answer selected by BoRealBobadilla.
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a b K Overclocking
July 24, 2012 12:23:50 PM

Heatkillers are sweet blocks IMO. Hope it works out as planned!
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