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Hello my fellow members of this awesome forum, I require your infinite wisdom.
Situation:
1. I want to add 4th 7970 to my rig
2. I saw Koolance VID-AR797 yesterday at PCS, and was almost confident that I will buy it along with my video card
3. I bought the video card today
4. The block is out of sale. and I can't find Koolance VID-AR797 Anywhere anymore because it seems Koolance discontinued them.

So I am grieving here a bit, but at the same time I have the following question:

Anyone know what is the spacing between the water input/output openings ( or whatever those are called in English) Swiftech Komodo has ? It seems pretty close to the spacing Koolance VID-AR797 has. ( EKs' openings are way to close, and I'm not about to change 4x blocks, so that's out of the question unfortunately atm). Will I be able to run Komodo 7970 with the rest of my VID-AR797 ?


Thanks for your replies ( in advance that is)

P.S. if you happen to have one for sale or know where to get a Koolance VID-AR797 , I'll be super happy =) if you could share the info
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Any ideas ?
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Yeah, but 170 bucks shipped. I saw that one yesterday, and actually prly going to get it
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For the Komodo it's large enough to get 1/2 X 3/4 inch compression fittings without interference
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

For the Komodo it's large enough to get 1/2 X 3/4 inch compression fittings without interference

What I've meant is that I'm looking whether it will be in line with Koolance blocks.

Prly end up getting the one from AU, it's 10$ cheaper
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Ebay and paypal are as sneaky as usual : bought the one from ebay, cause it was SUPPOSE to be $10 cheaper, according to ebay, but when I actually pressed the payment button, all of a sudden the exchange rate that they ebay used changed, and the difference ended up being $1 instead of 10. Ugh


oh well, on the bright side, I'll end up putting the 4th koolance block up along with the card. Now all I need is a good 1600w psu... guess who's not bying new games for the next 2.5 months lol ( budgeting right there).
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