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Old December 20, 2011, 02:34 PM
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Hey, So i've got a 580 on the way and I'm in need of a full cover water block. I'm looking at the Koolance K-VID-NX580, but can't get any help from them if there block will support a ref 3gb. And I haven't had any luck finding specs on how the extra 1.5 GB is added (denser, taller, more ram chips?)

Anyone got any info? I'll look at other blocks to as long as they are full cover

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Old December 20, 2011, 03:15 PM
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Looked up the 3gb evga 580 on EK's compatibility and it says reference PCB design

as for the memory maybe it's on the back of the pcb?
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Old December 21, 2011, 03:34 AM
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thanks, just finished checking in on EK's site (i'm sorry but visual reference isn't reassuring enough lol) and found the pcb number I need to double check. Also found a source stating its the same number just denser modules.

But is it safe to buy EK blocks again?
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I use one on my 6970 and it seems to work fine for me.
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Old December 23, 2011, 07:11 AM
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thats good to hear, it seams as though they have a better understanding for pcb warping and are working in it more now then the last block i bough (4870x2) where it said be careful not to over tighten as it may cuase pcb warping and make your card short.
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Old December 23, 2011, 07:26 AM
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I just got my 580 gtx+ nickel block from EK, it comes with a thick reinforcement plate and a whole bunch of marketing about how they're nickel flaking problem has been fix.

So I'm assuming they've stepped up their game.
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Old January 7, 2012, 06:38 PM
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well i picked up a ek 580 block, i agree the reinforcement is nice, but i'm still not 100% happy. might be the fact that i can't get my computer to boot when i plug in the power to the gpu

i might have to loosen some of my screws a hair, hopefully i didn't fry it already..
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