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Unboxing the EK-FC7970 copper/plexi waterblock

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Hey guys, just got my waterblock in the mail today....I ordered Monday night from EK, and got it TODAY. Now, that is some fast shipping right there!

I paid $123 to my door from Europe!

It was delivered via DHL.
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Packaged very well, with a little bit of protecting foam around it

In typical EK Fashion
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I am very impressed with the cards milling work, and the threads on here. Nice and clean cut.

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Now, of course, comes with the thermal pads you need, as well as the screws and instructions. Now all we need is the backing plate!


I have not installed the card yet. Just got it while at work. will be installing it tonight, and overclocking my Gigabyte 7970 when I get home.
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Nice! I literally just fully WCed my system and my 6950(70) so I won't get to do this again for awhile frown.gif Looking forward to your final pics though thumb.gif Dat copper/plexi!
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can't wait to see the results! thumb.gif
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mounted and bleeding air at the moment. Going to try for 1200 core and 1600 memory at 1.3v... that should be pretty nice smile.gif

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Derek, put the stock screws back in the heatsink or you will lose them. It's really easy to do.

How are the temps? Do you know what vid your card is? Any impact on overclocks?
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mounted and bleeding air at the moment. Going to try for 1200 core and 1600 memory at 1.3v... that should be pretty nice smile.gif
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You should get alot higher than that maybe 1250mhz on the core. The 7970 love low temps
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mounted and bleeding air at the moment. Going to try for 1200 core and 1600 memory at 1.3v... that should be pretty nice smile.gif

I'm getting 1200mhz on my XFX Black Edition on stock voltages on air. I pushed it to 1.3 but I had to up the volts a little cause it would run furmark for as long as I wanted but it would crash at some points when just running random games not even pushing it when I left the volts at stock. I'm thinking the VRM temps are causing the instability and hopefully will push it to 1400mhz when I get my block tomorrow :rubshandsevily:
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