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Will EK-FC7970 waterblock fit GV-R797OC-3GD? (Gigabyte 7970 OC)

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I've got a GV-R797OC-3GD coming in soon, but I'm wondering if that was smart if I want to go all water cooling on that card.
I know the Gigabyte 7970 OC (not the standard version) has better components and an 'Ultra Durable' PCB (which I thought was just some extra thick copper layer), but what I can't figure out is if the layout and all is still reference and as such if I can mount the EK-FC7970 waterblock that is suited for reference boards only.

Does anyone have this card with any other cooling solution than the standard Windforce cooler?
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post #2 of 6
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EK have replied quicker than usual and they have confirmed (visually) that it should fit!
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist?gpu_gpus=599

It's a bit like talking to myself, but this way I'm assured of an intelligent conversation wink.gif
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Hmm... The plot thickens...

Apparently there are/will be two versions. One earlier and one later version. The later version would have a different layout and a blue PCB, as opposed to the black PCB of the earlier version...

So in fact, I still know nothing...
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post #4 of 6
Hi tijgert

How did this turn out?
I have ordered the same card before i read about the to different pcb's and i too plan to watercool the card.

any feedback will be appreciated. smile.gif

n3x
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Hi guy,
I ended up not trying. I got me an Asus card with a specific EK water block for that card.
Didn't feel like experimenting :-)
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post #6 of 6
okay.

Thanks for the quick answer. smile.gif
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