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this is my card, is it reference i'm not sure how to tell

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517

can anyone recommend a full block for this card? I was looking into EK ones.
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post #2 of 12
looks to be. the EK-FC6970-Acetal block is pretty solid. I own 2.
post #3 of 12
Hydro-

I would definitely make sure which version of the card you have. Best way is to look at the PCB. You can refer to my thread I made when I bought the wrong block for mine;

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/988421-help-wrong-block-my-6970-a.html

Just fyi. I know XFX has different versions of their PCB
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thanks

EDIT: would i have to remove the whole cooling fan system to look at my PCB? I really dont feel like having to do that just to know which one to order
Edited by hydropwnics - 10/13/11 at 8:09am
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yea i've used that, Im not sure how i figure out if my card is rev 1.1 or not it doesnt mention it on newegg cause thats the problem it looks like oversight had, rev 1.1 block needs the 6970v2 block, i guess if i decide to get a block for my card i'll just have to check the pcb and then order
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If you goto EK's store and look at the two different blocks there are pics of the PCB's as the last picture in of the "more views". One of the differences I went by are the screw holes near the vrm's, to the right of the GPU. Its not guarantee but at least its something to go on.
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post #8 of 12
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yea i just feel like if im going to remove the stock heatsink im going to leave it off until the right block comes in hte mail which means time off from gaming
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I checked the screws on the backplate. I didn't remove the heatsink either.
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Originally Posted by hydropwnics;15291558 
this is my card, is it reference i'm not sure how to tell

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517

can anyone recommend a full block for this card? I was looking into EK ones.

It's a revision two. No backplate, outline on the back of the pcb, dead giveaway. You want a version 2 block from ek, aqua, DD, etc..

Revision 1 cards have a backplate, there's a lot of other differences as well, but that's the obvious tell tale sign.
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