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Slik March 28, 2011 06:12 PM

Best water cooler for 580s?
 
I'm thinking of water cooling my video cards and I might want to go Tri SLI. Any suggestions on a GOOD unit? What exactly will I need? Thanks for all advice.

Mekaw March 28, 2011 06:16 PM

ek full cover for the block, are you only water cooling your gpu?

lowfat March 28, 2011 06:17 PM

They all pretty much perform within a few degrees of each other but I would personally go w/ Koolance blocks because they look so pimp.

oksir March 28, 2011 07:03 PM

does anyone know if EK GPU only block are good? since you could probabaly upgrade ur graphics cad and reuse the block

chubaka March 28, 2011 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by oksir (Post 500532)
does anyone know if EK GPU only block are good? since you could probabaly upgrade ur graphics cad and reuse the block

u need to have ur stock heatsink on. if ur case have good airflow, temps should be better with a gpu only block. Just make sure your vrms dont get too hot by adequate air flow.

AmuseMe March 28, 2011 08:00 PM

They're all the same basically. Just go with what you think looks the best.

lowfat March 28, 2011 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by oksir (Post 500532)
does anyone know if EK GPU only block are good? since you could probabaly upgrade ur graphics cad and reuse the block

XSPC Rasa is the best universal block for its price. Rather low restriction, good temps and great price.

Slik March 29, 2011 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Mekaw (Post 500523)
ek full cover for the block, are you only water cooling your gpu?

Yes. My CPU is already liquid cooled.

KylSp March 29, 2011 07:35 AM

Old EK blocks with the nylon standoffs suck to install, but I believe new ones have the koolance style metal standoffs. EK, Koolance, Swiftech etc should all be within a degree or two at the most in terms of cooling, it's really a matter of pick what you like based on looks / install difficulty / price.

Slik March 29, 2011 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by KylSp (Post 500646)
Old EK blocks with the nylon standoffs suck to install, but I believe new ones have the koolance style metal standoffs. EK, Koolance, Swiftech etc should all be within a degree or two at the most in terms of cooling, it's really a matter of pick what you like based on looks / install difficulty / price.

I don't care what they look like,nor do I care how much they cost. I just want the easiest install with the best and most reliable cooling. By the way,can I get one unit to cool both cards or do I buy two of them> Thanks very much all,I want to do this and I really appreciate your advice.


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