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GPU block question

So don't know if this question would go here or in the GPU section but here goes.

 

I'm finally around the point where I can build a custom loop, so building a parts list. I am wondering if anyone here knows how similar the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 OC PCB is to the other ASUS ROG Strix RTX line and if a waterblock for the 2070 or 2080 flavor would fit and function on the 2060?

 

I'd love to include the GPU into the line, and from looking at PCB layouts online the look very similar but I have zero experience with water-cooling. Currently don't see a waterblock available for the 2060, and I'm aware that a waterblock isn't going to do a ton for thermals for a mid-range card, but a consistent look in my build would what I'm shooting for.

 

Any thoughts, insights or confirmation/damnation of the question?

 

 

 

 

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Doing to the block manufactures page would tell you. 

 

Like ek for instance has a compatibility list. The 2080 isn’t gonna be close at all. If anything the 2070 would based solely on length. 

 

Best to check and see. Or cantact manufactures. 

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I'm too lazy to look up their PCBs, so I am sorry for not helping with that. Sorry. 

I would not expect 2060 blocks to come fast. They will probably happen eventually, but since there is less demand than high end cards, it could take a while.

You seem to know the value isn't there so I won't harp you on it. In fact, I might suggest that you get a universal GPU block and some small aluminum heatsinks for the VRM, and that way you can save some $$, get your watercooling fix, and not have to wait and hope someone makes a block

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I don't have a problem...

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Usually waterblock manufactures do not make waterblocks for anything lower than 70 series card, however bykski and barrow used to have full cover waterblocks for some 1050ti) you might be lucky and they will make one for your card

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Well if they are shared pcb’s they do make it. Like the 1060 has them from ek. 

 

Even with the 2070 being mid range, it may get them if not already. 

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Looking at pictures, the Strix 2060 looks to be the same PCB as the strix 2070. Neither are founders PCB's though, so you'll need a Strix-specific block. 

Pictures from Guru 3d 

2060:

index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=478

2070: 

index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=459

 

EK has a block for the 2070 here https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vector-strix-rtx-2070-rgb-nickel-plexi but it's not officially listed as supporting the 2060, so that one's on you. 

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19 hours ago, Mehmy said:

Looking at pictures, the Strix 2060 looks to be the same PCB as the strix 2070. Neither are founders PCB's though, so you'll need a Strix-specific block. 

Pictures from Guru 3d 

2060:

index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=478

2070: 

index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=459

 

EK has a block for the 2070 here https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vector-strix-rtx-2070-rgb-nickel-plexi but it's not officially listed as supporting the 2060, so that one's on you. 

That's what I was looking at too, they looked so similar to me I was figuring the block would fit, didn't know if anybody has any experience with doing this with other "similar" PCBs in the past.

 

I was trying to look it up on techpowerup, and although they don't have an image of the 2060 PCB the length of the cards are as follows: 2060/ 11.81in. 2070/11.83in 2080/11.8in

 

So I am assuming those numbers are within human margin of error, didn't know if the waterblocks performance would be hurt with in the case of missing components here and there from the 2070/2080 to the 2060, since the 2060 doesn't look too have added anything to my inexperienced eyes.

 

Looks like I'll buy one and see, wish me luck. I'll update whenever I do to help with any future questions about this.

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  • 6 months later...

Curious on if OP ever bought the 2070 strix block and tried to mate it to the 2060.  Considering a loop for my AM4 because I seem to always run hot.  Might as well add the 2060 to the loop also.

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On 9/21/2019 at 7:55 PM, LuckyLowrie said:

Curious on if OP ever bought the 2070 strix block and tried to mate it to the 2060.  Considering a loop for my AM4 because I seem to always run hot.  Might as well add the 2060 to the loop also.

I haven't got around to it yet, but I did reach out to customer support and was confirmed that, according to their diagrams, it would fit. 

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