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So I'm planning to water cool my system but want to know what the best GPU water block is for my Asus HD 6950 DirectCUII 1GB crossfire.

I've found one GPU water block, the Koolance VID-AR697, but not too sure if its any good or not ? And is it compatible with my card as well ?

Are there any others you guys would recommend ?
post #2 of 18
No full blocks will fit, you can only go for CORE only blocks (Sinks will be required on the memory).

Core only. > http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...hf-acetal.html
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No full blocks will fit, you can only go for CORE only blocks (Sinks will be required on the memory).

Core only. > http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...hf-acetal.html
How come it won't fit ? I went on that cooling configuration site and entered the model of my card and that was what popped up :/
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I think This block will work.
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I think This block will work.
Nah that wont.

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ASUS Radeon HD 6950 EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD

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Sorry, we have no plans to make any waterblocks for this position. Thank you.
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post #6 of 18
even though you can get a fully block, as long as you have a good airflow the vram will stay relatively cool and you can still oc your gpu. plus you can get larger sinks to dissapate more heat since you dont have a huge full card heatsink which will help too
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Nah that wont.

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Ahh I see mate, so what will I need to get for them ? Sorry, I'm very new to water-cooling and have no idea how anything works, would appreciate your help
post #8 of 18
You need a block like this one [ http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18327 ] an in order to cool the VRAM and VRMs you will need sinks like this [ http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16703 ]. (maybe some other site will sell some better sinks but that gives you an idea)
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You need a block like this one [ http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18327 ] an in order to cool the VRAM and VRMs you will need sinks like this [ http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16703 ]. (maybe some other site will sell some better sinks but that gives you an idea)
thanks for the help mate. kind of shattered that these silly cards dont take a full water block but what can you do. The plus side is that i will be saving money going with the blocks you suggested
would they be similair performance compared to the full water block ?
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thanks for the help mate. kind of shattered that these silly cards dont take a full water block but what can you do. The plus side is that i will be saving money going with the blocks you suggested
would they be similair performance compared to the full water block ?
Gpu temp is a little bit better with a uni block because its all focused on the core. But of course you don't get water cooling for the rest of the card. So you are still kind of limited to whatever you feel comfortable on air for the vregs/memory.
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