Yes, for everyone who asks, I picked the waterblock for the looks not performance. The DDR on that graphics card is rated faster then the card runs them, it hardly needs a heatsink in the first place. The airflow will pass both over the top, and around the back of the graphics card. There is plenty of room for airflow inside the case despite how crampt it looks. As I said earlier, I didin't want to make the backplate until I had everything mounted, I wasn't sure for example that I was going to move to a different graphics card.