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First of all, I have a sapphire 7970 reference card

this one : http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&lid=1&pid=1443&leg=0

and I'd like to add another card to have a crossfife
Can I add the MSI card :

It's factory OC but I can have it for the same price as the sapphire. Is that OK for a crossfire ?

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC-Graphics/dp/B0073JYZ3Y/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1328585199&sr=8-25

second question, on those pics, the card seems to have a red PCB, my sapphire has a black PCB and since I want to watercool, I don't want a clash in colors.
does someone have this cart and tell me if the PCB is red or black ?

Thanks
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Its a black PCB and cards in crossfire don't need to have the same clocks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127652
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thanks !

I'm not sure the picture you're showing is the same as the on on amazon :

on newegg there MSI written on the front of the card and on the amazon one it's not :



newegg pic :

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Its the same thing just look at the model number
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Well you were ! thanks they are both black !
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Originally Posted by snowfree52 View Post

First of all, I have a sapphire 7970 reference card

this one : http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&lid=1&pid=1443&leg=0

and I'd like to add another card to have a crossfife
Can I add the MSI card :

It's factory OC but I can have it for the same price as the sapphire. Is that OK for a crossfire ?

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-R7970-2PMD3GD5-OC-Graphics/dp/B0073JYZ3Y/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1328585199&sr=8-25

second question, on those pics, the card seems to have a red PCB, my sapphire has a black PCB and since I want to watercool, I don't want a clash in colors.
does someone have this cart and tell me if the PCB is red or black ?

Thanks

The MSI R7970 has a brown pcb. I have 2 of them. Read this:

http://www.ekwb.com/news/133/19/
 
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wel thank you

the one I received has the MSI writings on the grills in front of the card, do you have them too ?

It really seemed mine was black when I had a look yesterday !
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Originally Posted by snowfree52 View Post

wel thank you

the one I received has the MSI writings on the grills in front of the card, do you have them too ?

It really seemed mine was black when I had a look yesterday !

Yes, I have the MSI writings.
 
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OK, I'll try to have a look tonight.

anyway, since EK already makes the right waterblock, it's fine, no ?
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Intel 3770K @ 4.6 watercooled Asus P8Z77-V PRO 2 x ATI 7970 watercooled Corsair Dominator Platinum 8 Go (2 x 4Go) DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SSD Corsair Neutron GTX 240 Seagate barracuda 2To Wester digital caviar 2To seagate barracuda 1To 
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LG Blue ray EK-SUPREMACY NICKEL - PLEXI CPU Waterblock Lamptron Touch Fan Controller  NexXxoS Monsta 480 + Monsta 360 
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SwifTech MPC35X + Phobya Balancer 250 Monsoon fittings + EK fittings + Monsoon Probe 2 x EK 7970 waterblocks nickel -/ plexi in para... 14 x corsair SP 120 high perf 
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1 x corsair AP 120 High perf Windows 8 64 pro samsung T260hd Logitech K800 
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Bose Companion 5 
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