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Old January 8, 2010, 01:35 PM
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is this a good idea to buy a oem gpu with a the block on it , like this one ?

Newegg.ca - POWERCOLOR LCS AX5870 1GBD5-WMDH Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old January 8, 2010, 01:42 PM
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why? it's not cheaper than any other 5870 + waterblock and you dont have the stock cooler if something happend(dead pump or something..)

but that is my oppinion
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Old January 8, 2010, 01:48 PM
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I guess one advantage are to buy all at the same place and same time, and you sure of the compatibility, but I read many place than often those cooler are not good, if I don't mistake it's a EK on this one , for the stock cooler you have a good point , but not for a pump reason, but to install on an other rig later.
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Old January 8, 2010, 01:57 PM
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on the picture it's ek block

but in fact, you can take any 5870 at ncix and the ek block

you can pm the block too
Ek Water Blocks EK-FC 5870 Nickel Plated Full Cover Radeon HD 5870 GPU Block G1/4 - DirectCanada
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There is an advantage to buying a video card with a pre-mounted waterblock, and that advantage is that the card is covered by the warranty during usage in a watercooling setup, whereas a normal retail card is only covered while using the stock cooler.
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