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Suggest Water block for Powercolor 6970

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As the title suggests, I would like you to give me suggestions on which water block to choose for this video card.
Card is model number: AX6970 2GBD5-2DH
Powercolor Radeon HD6970 2GB GDDR5

Note: would like to match my EK brand CPU block...but not a must!

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Edit: Would this block fit the above card?
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/ati-radeon-full-cover-blocks/radeon-6xx0-series/ek-fc6970-v2-white-acetal-en-nickel.html
Edited by Saancho - 2/2/12 at 7:56pm
 
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According to the link that you posted that block will fit that card and they have physically checked that it is compatible. So that would be a great fit. Personally I think EK blocks generally look really nice. They recently had a debacle over nickel plating issues which is why they are listing it as "electroless nickel" plating. I have two blocks, neither showed any corrosion so it was an issue that happened and was dealt with poorly, but is hopefully over now.

So if I was going to choose a block for a 6970 that's exactly the one I'd go with. If aesthetics matters not, DangerDen also makes some very nice blocks. They're all gonna land you within the same 1~2 degrees celsius so overall just choose the one you like the best on things other than performance!

Good luck!

P.S. watch those connectors for the inlet/outlet tubing, some of the blocks seem to have them in varying places. I liked the positioning on my EK ones but just visually inspect it before buying.
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Originally Posted by jcpiont23 View Post

According to the link that you posted that block will fit that card and they have physically checked that it is compatible. So that would be a great fit. Personally I think EK blocks generally look really nice. They recently had a debacle over nickel plating issues which is why they are listing it as "electroless nickel" plating. I have two blocks, neither showed any corrosion so it was an issue that happened and was dealt with poorly, but is hopefully over now.
So if I was going to choose a block for a 6970 that's exactly the one I'd go with. If aesthetics matters not, DangerDen also makes some very nice blocks. They're all gonna land you within the same 1~2 degrees celsius so overall just choose the one you like the best on things other than performance!
Good luck!
P.S. watch those connectors for the inlet/outlet tubing, some of the blocks seem to have them in varying places. I liked the positioning on my EK ones but just visually inspect it before buying.

You rock! thanks for the Fast Reply and helpful tips!
 
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Of course! The EK site has a compatibility chart on that page you linked in your opening post. It's rather helpful when choosing the block. Check it out and make sure I double checked your model number correctly!
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post #5 of 6
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ok thanks i didnt see the compatability chart ....much appreciated!
 
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post #6 of 6
I have a Swiftech Komodo 6900 that I got at Microcenter for $79.99 ($139.99 on Swiftech's website) and I'm a big fan.

Their compatibility chart: http://www.swiftech.com/komodo-hd6900.aspx#tab4

If you live around a Microcenter then I definitely suggest taking a look smile.gif
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