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FYI - I was planning on using bitspower compressions (1/2 X 3/4); they interfere with the pcb on one side. I used barbs instead.
450

Uh oh this could be a problem. Any fix planned for it?

Never mind i have the rotary 45 degree ones.I think you are speaking of just the regular ones right?
   
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The dealer only had 1 Acetal + nickel and 1 nickel + acrylic.
So I had 2 deside if I wanted 2 wait or get on black card and one clear!
Now Im getting 1 acetal and 1 Acrylic tongue.gif Gonne be interesting
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Ew -.-
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Ew -.-

Ye it might end up look really ew tongue.gif But... I personally dont think the cards look good with these waterblocks anyway.
I prefer waterblocks covering the hole card like the EVGAs 580 cards!
post #105 of 152
Not rotary.

This guy, it'll even work if you're brave enough to shave a little pcb away, but I was not. It barely interfered, ~1/16".

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8099/ex-tub-423/Bitspower_Ultimate_G_14_Thread_12_ID_x_34_OD_Compression_Fitting_BP-CPF-CC5.html
    
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Ew -.-

Ye it might end up look really ew tongue.gif But... I personally dont think the cards look good with these waterblocks anyway.
I prefer waterblocks covering the hole card like the EVGAs 580 cards!

Yes indeed. The Hydro cooled cards are so awesome. I wish it'd inspire other manufacturers to do the same.
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The 23rd came and went yesterday. Aquatuning just pushed back their ETA on the cards for a week and now the single slot bracket has no ETA. mad.gif
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We had to disable the backorder option in EK webshop for a couple of days due to enormous demand. redface.gif
    
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Hey tiborr, love my EK HF supreme and my FC7970.

FWIW - I had to drill three holes in the HF backplate to clear protruding socket screws in my p67 ud4. Don't know if any else has come across this or not.

FC7970 is keeping my gpu around 30c load in my cool garage, but I can't get past. 1160 core? You guys said you had good luck oc'ing when testing your blocks. Have any tips?
    
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Yes, overclock with MSI Afterburner. Edit the .cfg file in the program files, edit the "EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 0" to "1". You will be able to overclock past CCC limits then. 1250MHz should be no problem with stock cooler with fan @ 100%, 1300-1350MHz on watercooling @ 1.2-1.25Vgpu.

About the HF backplate - looks like you have the older version which does not have the three holes drilled yet.

P.S.: The single-slot I/O bracket: http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/i-o-brackets/ek-vga-i-o-bracket-hd7970.html

ek-vga-io-bracket-hd7970-1_800.jpg

ek-vga-io-bracket-hd7970-2_800.jpg

... and the EK-FC7970 Backplate: http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-fc7970-backplate-black.html

ek-fc7970-backplate-black-1_800.jpg

ek-fc7970-backplate-black-3_800.jpg
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