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This will be my first water cooling setup and I want to make sure that this block can fit my Gigabyte 7950 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15068/ex-blc-1064/Heatkiller_GPU-X_79X0_Radeon_HD_7950_7970_Reference_Design_Full_Coverage_Water_Block_15020.html?tl=g30c309s1626#blank And for my secont question, would it be better to switch my cpu off of its H80 and put it on my gpu loop, and have it set to shutdown when the cpu hits 60c in case of a pump failure or should I just leave it as is with its H80. biggrin.gif Any help is appreciated thumb.gif
post #2 of 13
MSI Twin Frozr 7950's have a ram shield, so you're going to take that off first.
I still recommend EK blocks =3
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Don't understand your second question
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MSI Twin Frozr 7950's have a ram shield, so you're going to take that off first.
I still recommend EK blocks =3
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Don't understand your second question
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I believe the op has a Gigabyte 7950:D
But I agree that the EK blocks are good, I have two of them. But NOT the nickel-plated version, for obvious reasons!
However, the Heatkiller blocks are real beauties.

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This will be my first water cooling setup and I want to make sure that this block can fit my Gigabyte 7950 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15068/ex-blc-1064/Heatkiller_GPU-X_79X0_Radeon_HD_7950_7970_Reference_Design_Full_Coverage_Water_Block_15020.html?tl=g30c309s1626#blank And for my secont question, would it be better to switch my cpu off of its H80 and put it on my gpu loop, and have it set to shutdown when the cpu hits 60c in case of a pump failure or should I just leave it as is with its H80. biggrin.gif Any help is appreciated thumb.gif
I'd contact Frozen to double-check, although it should fit your Gigabyte card.
I would certainly recommend putting your cpu into the loop as well!
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I am a watercooler and unless you want to go multi-gpu set-up don't go water-cool route. Accelero Xtreme 7970 (compatible with most 7950 models) is cheaper, performs similarly and have lower risk to brick your card. Add the trouble to add the card to your loop, corrosion, maintenance, etc.
For one GPU it is really not worth it.

BTW: the reason you can brick your card with aftermarket cooler is the same, if you apply too much pressure on the GPU/pcb you risk to damage the card. The block have higher risk to kill your card on application since it touches all the card while the air cooler is only in contact with the GPU.
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I have 2 Gigabytes and 1 Msi, the Msi maxes out at 59c at 1100 mhz and its between the other 2. The 2 Gigabytes have both hit 101c when overclocked to 1100, at 750 mhz they still hit 95c, right now they are running at 620mhz@ 85c and this is with them being under volted with around 200 CFM of fans blowing on them while fan speed is set to 100%. This pc is manly used for bitcoin mining.
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?
I believe the op has a Gigabyte 7950:D
But I agree that the EK blocks are good, I have two of them. But NOT the nickel-plated version, for obvious reasons!
However, the Heatkiller blocks are real beauties.
I'd contact Frozen to double-check, although it should fit your Gigabyte card.
I would certainly recommend putting your cpu into the loop as well!
He has one MSI TFIII and 2 Gigabyte 7950s
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I have 2 Gigabytes and 1 Msi, the Msi maxes out at 59c at 1100 mhz and its between the other 2. The 2 Gigabytes have both hit 101c when overclocked to 1100, at 750 mhz they still hit 95c, right now they are running at 620mhz@ 85c and this is with them being under volted with around 200 CFM of fans blowing on them while fan speed is set to 100%. This pc is manly used for bitcoin mining.
Those are wierd temps. Unless your cards are 2 reference and one aftermarket. Then this would all make perfect sense.
IMO, EK blocks look better actually. EK blocks are really good quality. Watercool the top card and if you have a reference card, put it at the bottom.
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Sorry didn't notice your build as it is your signature. /ignore my post.
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Those are wierd temps. Unless your cards are 2 reference and one aftermarket. Then this would all make perfect sense.
IMO, EK blocks look better actually. EK blocks are really good quality. Watercool the top card and if you have a reference card, put it at the bottom.

They are both windforce cards, I understand why the top card hits tthat temps but as far as the bottom Gigabyte one hitting that temp also I dont understand.
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They are both windforce cards, I understand why the top card hits tthat temps but as far as the bottom Gigabyte one hitting that temp also I dont understand.
If I were you, which I'm not telling you to do this. RMA the Gigabyte card. Sell it on Ebay.
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