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GPU Waterblock Question

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Zaspera, Jan 18, 2011.

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    What is the best material for a GPU waterblock? I see some that are nickel, copper, acetal, and nickel/acetal.
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    the part that transfers the heat from the GPU is almost always copper. plated with something or not, its copper;)

    The tops changing materials do very little for the heat transfer.
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    Thank you for the quick response. So basically, just get whichever looks better?
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    I prefer acetal, but really yah it's down to personal preference.
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    Thanks Jr. You're always answering my questions!
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    acetel is lighter and cheaper than the ones with nickel tops and its what all of mine are albeit i just run a stack of old maze4's
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    o_O I like lighter.
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    are you looking at full cover blocks?
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    I always go nickel plated, it doesnt stain black and brown like copper does. I prefer full cover block over gpu and ramsinks as long as im planning on keeping that card for a 1yr+ otherwise I hold off. full cover has great cooling with usually much less headaches.
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    Is the one I listed considered full cover? This is my first waterloop.
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    technically a MCW80 or other waterblock will cool the core of a card better than a full cover will and has less restriction
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    i have also been looking at waterblocks recently and i am leaning towards the EK stuff
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    yes, but when it comes to vrms, especially HOT vrms, water is the best
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    VRM's are rated to run hot cooling the with air is not going to hurt them that was how they were designed. want proof they dont need water? ever seen a full coverage LN2 cooler?

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