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post #1 of 10
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im looking to get this sapphire 7870 2g GDDR5 card model # 11199-16-20G. the reason im going with this card is the price and that it has 2 DVI ports so i can use my 2 montiors with it.



im wondering if anyone has used this on the EK 7870 water block. on the compatibility site it only shows 2 other sapphire cards but not this one. from what i can see the PCB looks that same as the others. if anyone has any feedback on this that would be great.
post #2 of 10
The reference 7870 only has a single DVI port. This card has two so it is unlikely to be reference.

This card looks very similar
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist

Searching the model number shows this, with the same PCB
http://www.citilink.ru/catalog/parts/videocards/730042/
Edited by Jakusonfire - 4/19/13 at 1:46pm
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post #3 of 10
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so i should look for cards that only have one dvi port.
on the Ek compatability site
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/waterblock/3831109856376

theres a xfx core ed. card thats got 2 dvis and its says that it should fit visually, does that make a difference?
post #4 of 10
No if they say it has been visually tested it means they have seen the PCB and its reference or close enough. It seems 2 DVI's is not enough to rule a card out so you will have to look for pics of actual PCB's
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post #5 of 10
Just check on their website and if still in doubt give them a ring or drop them an email, but their Cooling Configurator has never made a mistake when I was choosing my blocks smile.gif

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post #6 of 10
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thanks for the info, i see there are a couple on there with 2 DVI ports that say visually. in the end i might just have to get a 1 dvi card and buy adapters for my monitors.
post #7 of 10
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ill try sending them an email. from what i can see onthe back of the PCB it looks similar to reference besides that second DVI port.
post #8 of 10
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15874/ex-blc-1107/XSPC_RayStorm_High_Performance_Acetal_Universal_GPU_Liquid_Cooling_Block.html

I use that universal block now with some homemade heat sinks. I change my hard ware all the time though so gpu blocks get pricey.


Doesn't look as good but I don't care because you cant see the waterblock/ heat sinks anyways
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post #9 of 10
The reference PCB looks like this


That card
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), default quality

http://www.citilink.ru/catalog/parts/videocards/730042/

It's also a much shorter card than other 7870's, 225mm VS 260 for the older model of Sapphire 7870 that is reference and compatible with the water block.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 4/19/13 at 2:44pm
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post #10 of 10
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I see what you mean. Ill just go with the regular 7870 sapphire cause I know that one is reference. Will just have to get adapters for my monitors and tv.
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