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Need waterblock for NON ref 7870

post #1 of 5
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Hey guys,

Firstly I have a XFX 7870 Black edition, Dual fan.

been buying parts for my new loop over the last couple weeks and finally got to getting the GPU block after checking to make sure it suited my card on the website http://www.coolingconfigurator.com I pulled the trigger.

Anyways get it home get my heatsink off my card and realize the PCB layout is different and it wont fit frown.gif

this is what EK say it looks like http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/upload/pictures/XFX-Radeon-HD-7870-PCB_48155.jpg (this is what my block suits)

and this is what I have http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerelm/8272327118/

The layout is totally different and the block is not even close to going on. Is it possible i have a later revision or some thing of the card XFX have changed the layout ?

Anyone know if I can get a non reference waterblock that will fit my card?
Edited by Kerelm - 12/14/12 at 4:12am
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post #2 of 5

It's not the reference design like the one by AMD. Are you sure you bought the right waterblock? Because the pic by EK is of a 7850.

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both block and packaging is labeled EKFC7870
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post #4 of 5

The XFX didn't use the reference design for their card. Hopefully you can give it back.

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yeh, that won't be a problem.

I do want to watercool this card tho, everything else in my loop is setup.

Guess i have to try find a reference card..
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