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So besides buying used. Reference models are extremely hard to find. If one was looking to WC some 6950's what model out there should you get.

Do any have reference pcb's that a full coverage block would work on?
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Anyone? I guess just get a universal block?
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Get a TFIII or DCII. I think DCII has more phases and such.
    
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post #4 of 14
Get a reference design one, most WC blocks are based on the reference.
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Get a TFIII or DCII. I think DCII has more phases and such.
And do what, leave them air cooled? I am asking for water cooling.
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Get a reference design one, most WC blocks are based on the reference.
Well hence the thread, ref models are gone pretty much.
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post #6 of 14
I dont know if they still make reference cards any more. I think now they are all the new revision.
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post #7 of 14
You cant get ref models new, as expected AMD got pissed when everyone flashed them to 6970s haha. You can still find them easy though for around 250 on ebay and places. There were just two reference MSIs in the For sale section that got sold. Browse for a while, one will show up. I would sell you mine, but I just put an EK block on it
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post #8 of 14
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I think I will probably ust get a universal block for my TFIII when it comes back from rma.
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And do what, leave them air cooled? I am asking for water cooling.


Well hence the thread, ref models are gone pretty much.
And watercool them. They make blocks for both of those cards(that cost the same price as the ref blocks), and they have much better phases. The DCII has more phases if I recall, so it'd be the better choice for water cooling.
    
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post #10 of 14
How do universal blocks deal with VRMs?
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