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Will a waterblock fit on this 7970?

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I recently bought a Gigabyte HD7970 OC edition card and I'd like to water cool it. I've been unable to get a clear answer on whether or not this graphics card will support a full cover water block.

Is this PCB reference? Has anyone had experience with this particular card? The cooling configurator on EKWB says the GV-R797OC-3GD is supported but mine is a GV-R797OC-3GD REV:1.0 as you can see in the pictures.

Can anyone help?

http://imgur.com/a/IiaLV
post #2 of 5
I'm about 99% certain it will fit fine. It's still a reference PCB design. If you want to be doubly sure, shoot EK an email, they tend to respond quickly.
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Will fit.
    
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Thanks very much for the replies guys.
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For the record, if you have uncertainties about a video card being reference or not, EK has a website (www.coolingconfigurator.com) with which you can type in your video card's name and see if it will fit full covers or not, and if it can it is most likely a reference PCB. You can also tell, with AMD PCBs, if it is a reference design by checking to see if there is a little "AMD" insignia/logo on the PCB above the pins that go into the PCIE slot.
 
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