[SOLVED] 1070/1070ti models with metal heat spreader on VRM and VRAM?

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Does anyone know 1070 or 1070Ti cards which have a metal plate touching the VRM and the VRAM? I am planning to upgrade this weekend and want to buy a used 1070/1070Ti, and I have little ghetto waterblocks for GPU only on my 960s (I know it doesn't make sense but I like to experiment). I'm looking for a card which can be cooled with a little airflow over the card + the GPU-only waterblock.

Any input is much appreciated!
 

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I checked a few other models which are available used in my local community right now, and found that the MSI Gaming X may even be better for the ghetto block. It has a proper heat spreader on the VRM with fins and has a metal plate on the VRAM. There are pics here:

https://bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/graphics/msi-geforce-gtx-1070-gaming-x-8g-review/1/

The EVGA models are few and far between, and about 15-20% more expensive used than the Gaming X which I see many of for sale, even with some warranty left. Is there any reason for this? Is the EVGA card better in anything other than cooling?
 

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