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Is this XFX considered a reference 6950 design?



link to it here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-523-_-Product


This Razer GPU block says reference design only
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30053
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Is this XFX considered a reference 6950 design?



link to it here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-523-_-Product


This Razer GPU block says reference design only
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30053
No, the reference designs look like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-359-_-Product

Edit: Actually, it may just be a different cooler but still a reference board... I'm not 100% sure.
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Take a look at the FS thread here on OCN I found a custom system(the one in my sig) for pretty cheap and everything works great. only thing i had to buy was tubing. There is usually someone selling something watercooling sometimes even whole setups here. GL with your hunt for WC excellence
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Take a look at the FS thread here on OCN I found a custom system(the one in my sig) for pretty cheap and everything works great. only thing i had to buy was tubing. There is usually someone selling something watercooling sometimes even whole setups here. GL with your hunt for WC excellence
Thanks. I'll need it. I'm picturing having heart attacks from the idea of having a leak or something wet exploding over my new build lol.


But after a couple of days asking around, and looking at water cooling threads and some about leaks, I'm gaining confidence that I can probably do this with out a hitch and with out blowing an aneurysm.
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No, the reference designs look like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-359-_-Product

Edit: Actually, it may just be a different cooler but still a reference board... I'm not 100% sure.

Actually I linked the wrong one, the one I am looking at is 2GB memory. But the cooling fan and outside case design is the same

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-523-_-Product



Well if not the XFX, which I prefer because I'm going to obviously be overclocking it and feel that XFX would be better in many ways for that, how about a Sapphire 6950?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914
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Thanks. I'll need it. I'm picturing having heart attacks from the idea of having a leak or something wet exploding over my new build lol.


But after a couple of days asking around, and looking at water cooling threads and some about leaks, I'm gaining confidence that I can probably do this with out a hitch and with out blowing an aneurysm.
the system you see in my sig was my first WC setup also i was a bit afraid but took my time did leak testing before i put it into the computer and i have never had a problem with it. It's easier than ppl think. it can be quite time consuming though.

Build log from when i set mine up: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...-wc-setup.html

I have a HAF 932 now but this was a mid tower case. the hardest part i found was figuring out where to put everything w/o it looking stupid...
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Google images; H70, RV-02bw

I would modify it by extending hose length so you could place the radiator on the bottom of the RV-02bw. Yet the only good location for that is under the PSU. Which would then cause tight spacing between the rad and PSU for your wires.


This will give you an idea of the amount of space to work with.


Edited by PDXMark - 5/13/11 at 11:45am
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All of the reference boards are sold out for the most part, but Amazon does list that they expect some more XFX 6950 reference boards on the 15th... I bought the last HIS 6950 2gb reference from amazon on Wednesday and got it today, but after seeing how much effort they put into explaining that replacing the cooler will void the warranty, I'm thinking about returning it since I already have a waterblock for a rev1 card. Ugh.

You don't have to go with reference either, just make sure that whatever board you go with does line up with either the rev1 (reference) or rev2 (non-reference, but not all non-reference subscribe to this configuration) and you get the appropriate block for your card.
post #39 of 44
Dont worry about having a heart attack man, i was nervous too and mine has done fine.

Get the RX360 Kit
Get the Razor 6970 Block
Get some Distilled water from Grocery store
Get KillCoil
Get some extra tubing 1/2"
Get some extra barbs for GPU Block
Get some quality TIM
Get a few extra clamps

heat the tubes up in warm water, and they will slide over the barbs, else its a struggle to get them on.

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