PCB heights and mounting holes can be different, but the biggest problem is that the water blocks also need to cool the memory and the VRMs, which can be in completely different places on each card.Very interested in a fully cooled loop.
Does EVERY card require a custom block? Or are there some standards regarding mounting holes, PCB height...etc.
Go for a basic card using reference PCB design, but even then check if it's on the compatibility list of the water block. I had to file into my block to make it fit because it had too high quartz cristal. Biggest problem are components that would normally be cooled by exhaust air from fans, like power sections, memory of the GPU, CPU and the chipset. You can put passive radiators on those if you run into problems.Does EVERY card require a custom block? Or are there some standards regarding mounting holes, PCB height...etc.
5. Historically, even the pre-assembled EVGA full cover water blocks did an extremely poor job handling VRM and VRAM.On the other side of the GPU is a metal contact plate that partially cools two of the four memory chips on this side, leaving the other two exposed. It also cools the MOSFETs of the power phases serving the memory, but no thermal pads are used, so heat transfer is likely to be limited.