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Cant wait for my Block to arrive. Also does EK Back Plate do anything other then synthetics?
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Cant wait for my Block to arrive. Also does EK Back Plate do anything other then synthetics?
It probably helps to prevent the card from warping or sagging over time and reduce overall board temps slightly.
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post #7613 of 38704
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The only problems anyone has with AMD drivers are when they are gaming with 2+ cards. With single card setups, the 7970s are perfect... wink.gif

Uh oh. I got two 7970 Lightnings incoming, please tell me I'll be OK!!
post #7614 of 38704
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I haven't tried lower mem clocks yet. On stock volts I easy sit on 1125mhz/1575mhz, 68 deg/c and it works perfectly, even without adding +20% power. ASIC quality is 70.6%.
One things however, I am only upping the core voltage, should I be upping the Mem voltage as well?
One thing I noticed which was rather odd. When I put settings back to stock, applied them and ran Heaven Benchmark again...I was still getting the artifacts. MS AB said temps didn't go about 65ish degrees. I restarted the computer, applied the highest CCC OC and it was completely fine again....Cautious to try again with anything higher until I figure out why it was doing it...

That's completely normal. Anytime you push an OC to the point that you get artifacts, most of the time you'll need to reboot to clear those artifacts, even if you go back to stock.
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For those of you with water cooled 7970's....

I have a question. biggrin.gif Will this block on its own do a fine job?
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra79fucowa.html

I just want to make sure it'll make contact with everything that needs cooled. Trying to put together a full loop here in the next few weeks, but I have to keep costs as low as possible, while maintaining quality.
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For those of you with water cooled 7970's....
I have a question. biggrin.gif Will this block on its own do a fine job?
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra79fucowa.html
I just want to make sure it'll make contact with everything that needs cooled. Trying to put together a full loop here in the next few weeks, but I have to keep costs as low as possible, while maintaining quality.

I had a XSPC for HD 6990 and its was not bad. My first block so i cant really say. Now i am trying EK. I would try to find a used one around the forums. I found a band new one 115 Shipped which also had EK backplate. To buy that in Canada just the cost of the pasts is 115 for the block and 35 for the backplate.

Edit: That block should work no problem as long as you have a reference model.
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For those of you with water cooled 7970's....
I have a question. biggrin.gif Will this block on its own do a fine job?
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xsra79fucowa.html
I just want to make sure it'll make contact with everything that needs cooled. Trying to put together a full loop here in the next few weeks, but I have to keep costs as low as possible, while maintaining quality.

I had a XSPC for HD 6990 and its was not bad. My first block so i cant really say. Now i am trying EK. I would try to find a used one around the forums. I found a band new one 115 Shipped which also had EK backplate. To buy that in Canada just the cost of the pasts is 115 for the block and 35 for the backplate.

Edit: That block should work no problem as long as you have a reference model.

I do have a reference model. I'm just worried because it LOOKS like the VRM's aren't being cooled by it.
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I do have a reference model. I'm just worried because it LOOKS like the VRM's aren't being cooled by it.

I dont think they are cooled with like the EK one. The top of the block is cooling the Black part whic i think are no plastic.

Edit: "while the area over VRM features aluminum"

This just means its not as good for VRM cooling but maybe VRMs dont get that hot?
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I do have a reference model. I'm just worried because it LOOKS like the VRM's aren't being cooled by it.

I dont think they are cooled with like the EK one. The top of the block is cooling the Black part whic i think are no plastic.

Edit: "while the area over VRM features aluminum"

This just means its not as good for VRM cooling but maybe VRMs dont get that hot?

I don't know... frown.gif

I just want a good block that won't break the bank. $160 for the Swiftech is WAAAY too much.
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I don't know... frown.gif
I just want a good block that won't break the bank. $160 for the Swiftech is WAAAY too much.

What about EK? I think they are ~ 115?. Also looking at it the top of th card gets cooled from the water and the heat it transfered from the aluminum heat sink to the block so it should be good enough. Get the XSPC and dont look back.
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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
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4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
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eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
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Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
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Sony XB950BT 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
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NZXT Switch 810  
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Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
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NZXT Switch 810  
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