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EK will be releasing custom water blocks for several aftermarket GTX 1060 GPUs

EK will be releasing custom water blocks for several aftermarket GTX 1060 GPUs

EK will be releasing custom waterblocks for several aftermarket GTX 1060 GPUs

EK will be releasing custom water blocks for several aftermarket GTX 1060 GPUs

 

As many of you may already be aware, Nvidia's reference/ Founders Edition GTX 1060 design is not well suited for water cooling. This is because the GTX 1060 Founders edition uses PCIe extension cable to deliver power to the GPU, leaving those who decide to water cool the GTX 1060 either without a usable power connection or with an ugly power extension that hangs off the end of the water cooled GPU. 

EK has today announced that they will be releasing custom water blocks for several aftermarket GTX 1060 GPUs from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte, deciding to simply ignore the Nvidia Founders Edition design and its unique design challenges. 

 

The GTX 1060's reference PCB will not be suitable for water cooling

EK will be releasing water blocks of ASUS' GTX 1060 Strix Edition GPU, Gigabyte's GTX 1060 G1 series GPUs and MSI's GTX 1060 Gaming and Armor series of graphics cards. 

All of these water blocks will have backplates available for them and will come with custom designs that are specific to each GPUs PCB and cooling requirements.  

  EK will be releasing custom waterblocks for several aftermarket GTX 1060 GPUs

 

At this time we do not have a clear release date for pricing information on these GPU water blocks, though they are expected to release later this month. 

 

You can join the discussion on EK's custom GTX 1060 water blocks on the OC3D Forums

 

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01-08-2016, 08:34:47

AlienALX
But nobody puts blocks on cards like this

Good to see. I see they've sneakily taken the pic so you can't see how the power connector works Quote

01-08-2016, 09:05:59

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
But nobody puts blocks on cards like this

Good to see. I see they've sneakily taken the pic so you can't see how the power connector works
You'd be surprised as to how popular WC'ing low end cards like this is Quote

01-08-2016, 09:27:56

Daiyus
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
You'd be surprised as to how popular WC'ing low end cards like this is
Exactly. People will often choose the experience of designing and building a custom loop over higher power components. Since I starting upgrading my computer again I'm more excited my next hardware change than how well games play. I'm almost tempted to watercool my Xeon E3-1231 v3 and Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 once I've got the GPU just for fun.Quote

01-08-2016, 11:14:16

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
You'd be surprised as to how popular WC'ing low end cards like this is
I know dude I was being sarcastic. Some one said a few weeks ago that no one WCs cards like this when of course the exact opposite is true Quote

01-08-2016, 13:37:57

NeverBackDown
I hope they planfor rx480 cards tooQuote
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