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I got the Asus HD 6950 DCU II cards in xFire. I think this is a non-reference card? am I right? So decided to go for WC this two GPU and just keep my H80 for my CPU since it is working good. I'll be using RASA kit RX 360 for this and as what some says it would be enough to cool two GPU. Now, Im not sure which GPU blocks to get. I found these blocks which is for non-reference design 6970/6950s. Help me choose one.

1 : EK-FC6970V2 for AMD/ATI Radeon HD Non-Reference 6970 Series - Acetal+EN (Nickel)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=32195

2 : EK-FC6970V2 for AMD/ATI Radeon HD Non-Reference 6970 Series - EN (Nickel)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=31863

3: Swiftech MCW82 Universal GPU waterblock
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=30793
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post #2 of 38
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K-FC6970V2 Acetal+EN (Nickel)

Would be my choice, that is a solid black top the other ek one is clear acrylic. If you want to cut the cost down then you can get a core only but then you have to stick the vram sinks on and its just not as exciting...if you are watering cooling and spending alot anyway you might as well do it right!biggrin.gif
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alright, thanks! what you think with rasa 360 + 2 EK gpu blocks??
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adamski07;15249857 
alright, thanks! what you think with rasa 360 + 2 EK gpu blocks??

Should be fine, maybe another 120rad if you feel that you want to lower temps or lower fan speed I wouldn't ask anymore out of the pump though.
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I thought about that aswell a 360 and 120 then include the CPU on the loop. It would be better going to 360 and 240, but my worry is that I have no space to mount both of them. 360 and 120 would be fine since I have place to mount them, one at the top and one inside where my h80 is placed. It's hard to decide, but i really want to keep my H80.
   
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Are you sure that those blocks even work for your card? Theres more then one version of a non reference card. According to EK they don't make a block for your card.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout;15250080 
Are you sure that those blocks even work for your card? Theres more then one version of a non reference card. According to EK they don't make a block for your card.

EK-FC6970V2 for AMD/ATI Radeon HD Non-Reference 6970 Series - Acetal+EN (Nickel)

Block also fits on non reference design Radeon HD6950 graphic card.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=32195
   
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Do you see the pic I linked is from EK. Non reference is just that, non reference, so they can do what they want to them. Meaning MSI's non reference is different from Asus's non reference. I'm not saying it will or won't fit. But just because it says it works for non reference cards is not the same when it says it works on reference cards.

Non ref can vary.

This is from the details page of your block.
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hm.. so its better for me to go for universal block? plus I can save more?
   
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FWIW I'm running CF 6950s @ 950/1375 and my 2600k@3.4ghz on a Black Ice GTX360 radiator. You shouldn't have any problems with a RX360 if you have fans that are up to 1200rpm (put them on a fan controller for when the need arises to have them quieter or higher performance).

I haven't seen over 55c on any of my cards in their overclocked state (stock voltage), and the computer still stays whisper quiet (my main concern), even during BF3, Civ5, or F1 2010 with eyefinity.

Oh yea, and I'm using 2 XSPC 6950 coolers on my cards, and couldn't be more pleased. Price was right, performance is great, they look very nice, overall very pleased.
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