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Gtx 470/480 Waterblocks

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kurisu Makise, 18 Apr 2010.

  1. Kurisu Makise


    Joined: 1 Dec 2009

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    Location: Staffordshire

    Last edited: 18 Apr 2010
  2. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

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    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Can see these being like hens teeth to get hold off as well. Companies won't want to churn blocks out if there isn't cards to mount them on.
  3. 3t3P


    Joined: 20 Dec 2006

    Posts: 3,735

    Is aquacomputer relatively new to the WC scene?

    aqua link not working...

    bitspower looks clean, however koolance one is just PIMPIN!
  4. rounddodger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,201

    Location: Liverpool

    Yep looks very nice!
  5. Bubo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,989

    Location: Scun'orp

    Reckon a Dtek GFX2 block would still cover the core on this card, assuming a suitable mounting pate can be found/made?
  6. mast3r


    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,550

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    i dont know why ppl will be buying the 480.. i really dont.
  7. Nico_Joey


    Joined: 3 Mar 2008

    Posts: 909

    Location: Land Based

    As i thought, they seem to be going with nickel, is it cheaper or easier to mill?. Allthough thats not a bad thing, but would have thought copper would be much bette for these vey hot cards, they do look like massive blocks though.

    Would echo what jokester said, even 5850/70/90 blocks are abit hard to get atm, these 4xx blocks will be sooo rare.

    Edit: could see people spending £550+ for an evaga card+waterblock, :eek:
    Last edited: 19 Apr 2010
  8. Bubo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,989

    Location: Scun'orp

    Done a bit of digging. Apparently the IHS size is not pretty much the same as on the GTX280, and I know the Dtek GFX2 covers that ok. So, looking at the design of the stock cooler on the GTX480 its is actually ideal for a core block only solution as when you take the cooler apart the core heat sink separates nicely from the aluminimm full cover heatsink which cools the ram and vrms

    See http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1258/3/ third image down.

    This means you can simply leave that in place and not bother with separate copper sinks for the ram and vrms. This is the ideal scenario when using a core only water block. It will cool these chips and also help to prevent the card bending which is sometimes a problem with core only blocks.

    I guess the Swiftech MCW60 will also cover the IHS and I assume there will be mounting hardware made to fit the GTX480, although I personally made my own plate on the GTX280.

    The above said though, I'm still going to give this gcard iteration a miss, hopefully Nvidia will sort out the short comings, but keep the cooler fitting ddesign.
  9. mremulator


    Joined: 27 Aug 2007

    Posts: 334

    Location: Surrey

    No not at all, they are very big in Europe. I also love their GPU blocks... excellent quality and a joy to install. When their block comes out I'll be ordering a couple and taking the plunge.
  10. Razor Time


    Joined: 1 Apr 2010

    Posts: 3,025

    I have an EK block already on preorder. Lets hope the EK block and Asus card turns up soon.
  11. Soundood


    Joined: 9 Jun 2009

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    Location: OCUK Detention Centre

    i gave up on the ASUS order and went with a Palit 470 instead, and of course needed a waterblock,

    EK have sorted me right out, god bless them :D

  12. rounddodger

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Liverpool

    Perhaps because they want one?
  13. roastario


    Joined: 29 Jul 2010

    Posts: 4

    Hi, I currently have 2x of these Palit cards - I've been meaning to stick a waterblock on them, but everywhere I look says these are not compatible due to being not a reference implementation.

    What was your experience in sticking the blocks onto your palit 470?