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Any aftermarket air cooler that will fit the ASUS 7970 Matrix PCB?

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I can't think of any and can't find anything after a bit of Googling. You won't get better than the Matrix cooler anyway.
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Are you sure this fits the non-reference PCB Matrix card?
 
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post #5 of 21
not too sure to be honest, but it does state that it comes with interchangeable mounting

Edit* doing more research to find out for sure, don't pull the trigger yet on that.

*Edit 2* I can't seem to find any non-reference gpu coolers, seems like you might have to fabricate something, mounting holes may not align with aftermarket coolers. Also, aftermarket coolers seem to do a poor job keeping the VRM's cool.
Edited by Stealth2o - 4/20/13 at 1:13pm
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Are you sure this fits the non-reference PCB Matrix card?
They say on the website that it's only compatible with reference PCBs. If you wanted a water block you wouldn't have a problem but there are no air coolers that are compatible, as far as I can find anyway.
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They say on the website that it's only compatible with reference PCBs. If you wanted a water block you wouldn't have a problem but there are no air coolers that are compatible, as far as I can find anyway.

Exactly my thoughts. Good luck OP
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post #8 of 21
You could always go with a cheap aio cooler, and grab a bracket from Dwood here on ocn.

The load temps are great on my 7950 (furmark 20 minute run) at 1175MHz at 1.110Vcore I get a load temp of 60-65, and at 1025 at 1.030 load temps of 45-50C.
The old load temps with my double d cooler is 90-100C at 1150 at 1.110, and 75-80 at 1025 at 1.030


Edited by rafety58 - 4/20/13 at 1:28pm
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I don't really think there's something like that. As it is a non-reference PCB, the mounting holes may not match, and there's no way you can get the VRM's cool unless you ghetto-up some heatsinks or mod the factory one.

Stick to the Matrix heatsink, it's one of the best available anyways.
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You could always go with a cheap aio cooler, and grab a bracket from Dwood here on ocn.


That may be an alternative, but it still leaves out the VRM cooling. Also, before buying, make sure to contact Dwood to check if the mounting holes will indeed fit.
   
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Well if you guys can find out if an Alpenföhn peter 79xx cooler fits the 7970 matrix i would be thankful
 
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