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Old 11-11-10, 09:13 AM
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The full coverage cooling block keeps the card cooler by 30 to 500 degrees C than the reference chip.

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Old 11-11-10, 09:14 AM
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30 to 500 degrees? Wow! What's the coolant? Liquid Helium?
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Old 11-11-10, 09:33 AM
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500c !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW thats one dammed hot card....
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Old 11-11-10, 12:38 PM
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I'm not sure what goes into making a block, but why are they so expensive?? I've been looking at blocks for my 470's for maybe spring time, but at $130 a piece I vomit in my mouth. I guess when you're paying $500+ plus per card for a 580, $140 is a drop in the bucket?
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Old 11-11-10, 12:41 PM
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I assume its because of the copper but still
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Old 11-11-10, 12:49 PM
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That's less than $10 worth of copper. The expense I'm sure is from the R&D plus the machining, but I still feel it's heavily inflated. I miss the days of cooling a GPU with a $15 blorb .
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Old 11-11-10, 12:50 PM
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Machining is really expensive. Im sure all of those are cut on a CNC and CNC time is costly. The material cost itself isnt that expensive but R&D and machine time is.
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I'm not sure what goes into making a block, but why are they so expensive??
Danger Den are incredible dude. Seriously seriously good.

I suppose you get what you pay for with them?
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Old 11-11-10, 02:46 PM
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Danger Den are incredible dude. Seriously seriously good.

I suppose you get what you pay for with them?
True. Their attention to detail speaks volumes on their products. I'm just a cheap SOB. $600 or more to watercool everything is a damn nice monitor or a GTX580 .
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Darthbeavis works with them a lot and Nvidia. Some of his creations using DD have been absolutely mind blowing.
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