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Originally Posted by WebsterXC View Post

You don't exactly need to purchase a new card every time a new one comes out. Between nVidia and ATi, there's like a new one every 4 weeks. Besides, a 7970 is going to last him a good while.

This is very true, most people are still running 5000 series Ati cards and older. I personaly have two 6950's and I have no problems with any games I am playing and don't see me upgrading again until maybe the 8000 series or higher.

You picked up a 7950/70, drop the cash and just get a full block then you don't have to worry about the ram mosfets ect.
post #12 of 15
Lol really? Ppl udgrade gpu everytime a new pops out, why gpu block are not compatible with new product? Theywant your money for a simple hole place in a gpublock
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by jeffblute View Post

This is very true, most people are still running 5000 series Ati cards and older. I personaly have two 6950's and I have no problems with any games I am playing and don't see me upgrading again until maybe the 8000 series or higher.
You picked up a 7950/70, drop the cash and just get a full block then you don't have to worry about the ram mosfets ect.

With the card I have I don't have to worry about ram and vrm cooling.

So basically guys, ill change my question a little.

Will this card
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist?gpu_gpus=658

with this adapter (EK made this because the ek blocks dont make good contact with the GPU, which I assume is the problem with the XSPC)
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-vga-supreme-hf-hd7970-cu-adapter.html

be able to use this block
http://www.xs-pc.com/products/waterblocks/gpu-waterblocks/raystorm-gpu/
post #14 of 15
Here is your answer from Swiftech:

"The silicon of the 7970 & 7950 is .2mm below the frame. So your 82 is sitting on the frame, not on the GPU.

Some manufacturers use a shim to compensate. Such solution adds a performance robbing TIM joint as you might realize.

I have designed:

• a new base plate for the 82 which is specific to 7970 & 7950.
• a hold-down plate which is specific to the 54mm hole to hole distance (standard is 53.2)
• a cross-bracket identical to the stock solution (with AMD’s blessings)

All these parts should arrive within 2 to 3 weeks.


Meanwhile, using thick thermal pad as a gap filler. But if your temps don't drop at least into the 60's then re-install the stock cooling.

[Edit] I see that Stephen ok'd a shim.. I think you might want to save your dough for now, and use thermal pad if you have some. Give it a try.. The spacing between frame and silicon as I said is very tiny (0.2mm) so a pad will fit. Less than ideal thermal conductivity granted, but a cheap bandaid for now. "

I am in the same boat, actually installed the MCW82 and about freaked when the temps hit 84c. I knew right away it wasn't making good contact. I am going to try the thermal pad to see if it works or rather how well it works and I will post it back up here. Either way, Swiftech will have a solution in a couple weeks.
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post #15 of 15
Ok, so I played around with using a thermal pad and an aluminum shim and both failed big time causing the GPU to shut down. For now I would suggest folks stick to the stock cooler until the proper solution is released.
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