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Hello. I need a full cover waterblock for my MSI HD7970 (Not the "lightning" version). Can anyone tell me the difference between the two Aquacomputer Aquagratix models AQ-23533 and AQ-23534 ? I saw them on the P-PCs website. They are both listed for 7970/7950. But the AQ-23534 indicates for Tahiti XT GPU. I thought all 7970's were Tahiti chip??

Maybe I should go with the Alphacool NexXxoS ATXP ATI 7970/50 Series V2?

They all actively cool the VRM as well, right?

I could go EK, but really do not like the "crop circles"!

Swiftech Komodo and Koolance are a bit too pricey for my budget. And can't find a Heatkiller anywhere.

Cheers, DSA
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Hello. I need a full cover waterblock for my MSI HD7970 (Not the "lightning" version). Can anyone tell me the difference between the two Aquacomputer Aquagratix models AQ-23533 and AQ-23534 ? I saw them on the P-PCs website. They are both listed for 7970/7950. But the AQ-23534 indicates for Tahiti XT GPU. I thought all 7970's were Tahiti chip??

Maybe I should go with the Alphacool NexXxoS ATXP ATI 7970/50 Series V2?

They all actively cool the VRM as well, right?

I could go EK, but really do not like the "crop circles"!

Swiftech Komodo and Koolance are a bit too pricey for my budget. And can't find a Heatkiller anywhere.

Cheers, DSA

Whats the exact model # of those MSI cards
 
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Whats the exact model # of those MSI cards

It is the MSI R7970 2PMD 3GD5
Also noted version is 912-V803-829

(Not OC and not Lightning)

Thanks
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It is the MSI R7970 2PMD 3GD5
Also noted version is 912-V803-829

(Not OC and not Lightning)

Thanks

K...I too have the same cards...however, I went with EK ...If you haven't already just make sure about the capacitors being too high on the MSI cards as they might pose difficulties with some blocks. Here is a link if you havent seen it..

http://www.ekwb.com/news/133/19/

Cant really comment on the aquacomputer..sorry. Good Luck
 
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#23533 is an older variant that we do not produce anymore. When we started to produce the HD 7950 blocks we introduced the 3D flow system while the HD 7970 block was still using the older bridge for the voltage regulators because this block was developed earlier. To get a uniform design we also changed the HD 7970 block to the newer style a bit later.
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#23533 is an older variant that we do not produce anymore. When we started to produce the HD 7950 blocks we introduced the 3D flow system while the HD 7970 block was still using the older bridge for the voltage regulators because this block was developed earlier. To get a uniform design we also changed the HD 7970 block to the newer style a bit later.

Thank you for the update. Sounds like the AQ-23534 is the way to go. Seems everyone is sold out of them at the moment.

Also, is there an issue with the capacitor height and your block, as referenced here?... http://www.ekwb.com/news/133/19/

I don't know which specific cards, or if my card is involved. I am hoping your block would fit my card referenced above. Hate to purchase, and not fit.

Thanks, DSA
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If you get block that was not lying around for several months, than you will not have any problems. The current version of the block already has a little cut out for the slightly higher capacitor that some cards have.
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If you get block that was not lying around for several months, than you will not have any problems. The current version of the block already has a little cut out for the slightly higher capacitor that some cards have.

will the AQ-23534 also work with a 7950? im looking for a block for mine.
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Will not work or your card uses the same layout (newer saw a HD7950 with the HD7970 layout).
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Will not work or your card uses the same layout (newer saw a HD7950 with the HD7970 layout).

There have been a couple produced with 7970 pcbs. However, AIBs are changing pcbs left and right these days and leaving the skus the same so it doesn't matter what, do a visual match before proceeding.
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