Cool GTXpre-installed full-cover EK water block can be a good thing for those who would rather not install the block I like to test my cards on air before I make the loop
ty_ger07Cool GTXpre-installed full-cover EK water block can be a good thing for those who would rather not install the block I like to test my cards on air before I make the loopNormally I would totally agree. Normally, it's nice to verify that a card is not DOA before taking the time to install the block, find out it is dead, and then have to remove the block for RMA. It's a bunch of extra work and wasted time. But in this instance, I disagree with you. The card comes with the block installed. You don't have to worry about the labor installing and then removing the block if it is DOA. You just RMA it. Draining a loop is super easy to easy to make temporary adjustments to. You make the loop, and then find out that the card is DOA? Drain the loop, and stick a short piece of flexible tube between the existing two tubes. Very simple. I think that offering the card with the block pre-installed is a very good move. It lowers the cost, reduces the chances of user error, and makes these full custom water cooled options available to AIB partners who would otherwise normally void warranties when cards are disassembled. Good move. AND SINGLE SLOT!?!?!?! Finally one manufacturer gets it! Why does EVGA so often not get this memo?
mathematicalSingle slot! Can fit more GPUS!
ty_ger07mathematicalSingle slot! Can fit more GPUS!Imagine if EVGA realized sometime that people want single-slot water cooled cards? Even this generation, EVGA messed it up and made it slightly too wide. Why? No idea. They are dumb. It's been 12 years, and EVGA still hasn't figured it out.