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everyone swears by it, your the first to tell me there not


I have done alot of research on the block and I haven't found alot of good about it.


XSPC made two versions of the block. The first block used 1mm spacing on fins of the gpu cooling part of the block and it didn't cool the gpu very well. The newest edition has .5mm spacing between the fins of the gpu cooling part of the block and it cools the gpu extremely well unfortunately the block still has problems with the VRM cooling.


The VRM cooling on the XSPC Razer HD7970 block has remained the same and it is extremely poor in design. It uses 2 black power coated aluminum pieces of metal that are attached to the copper part of the block with screws. These aluminum pieces of metal have no direct water flow oand because of the design the vrms get extremely hot when you over clock. I also think the thick 3/8" plexi glass on top of the block creates a blanket like effect which hurts dissipation of heat as well.

I have read about problems with the old edition mainly.


I can't recommend the block mainly because of poor VRM temps. If you look at my review you willl also see photos of problems with the physical condition and finish of the XSPC Razer HD7970 block. Mine may have been a dud but it is what it is. I asked for a RMA from XSPC and I was told the block was in good condition.
Edited by SonDa5 - 4/17/13 at 12:36am
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post #32 of 40
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everyone swears by it, your the first to tell me there not


What? The Razor 7970 is a POS. It's the worst gpu block they've made for this generation. The 680 Razor on the other hand is superb.
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can you tell me where you ordered them from, as PCCG just sold out of them this morning, i was pissed off, i can't find anyone else selling them.

GAMMODS have them, how many do you need? I'd be willing to sell them as I'm sick of worrying about returning them..
One has no thermal pads, so if you're able/willing to source those elsewhere I'll consider it. I've tried to put one on (No damage) and only ran distilled water through them to test for leaks.

They also stock them at GAMMODS, $85 a piece.

I don't recommend the XSPC block because although it does have great GPU only cooling the VRM cooling is terrible.


My review on the XSPC block.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1366829/nickel-plated-heatkiller-gpu-x-79x0-vs-xspc-razor-hd-7970-full-coverage-vga-block-new-design[/quote]

Yeah, they don't seem to be too great on the VRM side of things but they work and will keep the core cool and the VRM's at a decent temperature. The main fact is that they're cheap.
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everyone swears by it, your the first to tell me there not

Yeah, they swear by it because it is cheap.
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What? The Razor 7970 is a POS. It's the worst gpu block they've made for this generation. The 680 Razor on the other hand is superb.

Yeah, it seems to be the dud of them all. rolleyes.gif
 
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Well I ordered them from xspc, only to find out it doesn't suit my ghz edition card, ***, I can't work it out
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Yeah, it seems to be the dud of them all. rolleyes.gif

Not sure if all of them are duds but if you look at my review I ran into problems from the build quality to the fit and then performance on the VRM was terrible.

I'm certain mine was a dud.

When I contacted XSPC about my block and asked for an RMA to get another under the warranty XSPC denied me.


So not only did I get a DUD but I also got bad customer service with the RMA.

Not happy about the whole deal. PErformance PCS got all bent out of shape over my problems and they banned me from buying stuff from them.
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Not sure if all of them are duds but if you look at my review I ran into problems from the build quality to the fit and then performance on the VRM was terrible.

I'm certain mine was a dud.

When I contacted XSPC about my block and asked for an RMA to get another under the warranty XSPC denied me.


So not only did I get a DUD but I also got bad customer service with the RMA.

Not happy about the whole deal. PErformance PCS got all bent out of shape over my problems and they banned me from buying stuff from them.

Wow...
 
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So the store isn't too happy because he has to sell them as "used" which he doesn't generally do.
But I'm getting my money back! Got the normal no reply, then I contacted XSPC directly and said that I'd take legal action if they didn't do anything and got a reply the next day.

Happy man right here. biggrin.gif
 
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Wow...


yeah. PErformance PCS was pathetic.


I'm still trying to work it out with them with the help of the BBB and the last response I got from them to t.he BBB was that they accused me of trying to black mail them and that I don't have a clue about what I am doing with water cooling and they told the BBB that they emailed all the water cooling shops to tell them to not do business with me. I contacted Frozen CPU about this and they told me that as long as they get paid they are willing to sell and support my hobby.


I am going to contact XSPC again to see if they will do an RMA. If they don't want to honor the warranty and replace my block with one that is in good condition I will see about contacting the BBB to help with the situation.


I posted comments about this on Performance PCS and XSPC Facebook pages and at first they were cool but once they decided to not help me they deleted all my message and banned me from their facebook.


Very bad experience with both of these companies.
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It is so sad EVGA does not make AMD cards. They also still sell reference design gfx cards untill EOL for the GPU. So you KNOW a waterblock will fit theirs. It's much easier this way because Nvidia sells reference cards for much longer.
 
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Well I ordered them from xspc, only to find out it doesn't suit my ghz edition card, ***, I can't work it out


That sucks man.
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