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Found some time today to enjoy some custom water cooling tweaking.


Bummer that nobody makes a custom water block for the Sapphire Vapor X HD7950 but I have found a way to water cool it by modifying a XSPC New Edition HD7970 RAZER water block. I got the name from a similar mod that I did to an MSI GTX 560ti 448 TFIII/PE that I modded for custom water cooling.


Here are a few photos to show you guys where I am at right now.


The block taken apart with an area marked for my first cut to fit the Vapor X BIOS switch



After all my cuts the block fits and looks like this.

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A few cuts on the block stainless steel top and its ready to be sealed up.




So far, so good. smile.gif
Edited by SonDa5 - 5/27/13 at 2:36pm
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post #2 of 18
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Update.


The main body of the block on the GPU and vRAM is on with 1mm Fujipoly extreme thermal pad on the vram and Cool Laboratory Liquid Pro on the GPU.


I have modified the XSPC aluminum heat sink to fit VRM #2 and I am using the stock VRM #1 Vapor X bracket. I am using Fujipoly Ultra for the VRM. .5mm on the small VRM #1 and 1mm thickness directly on VRM #2 and .5mm between cooper VRM water block.

This is what it is looking like so far.


Edited by SonDa5 - 5/27/13 at 8:41pm
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It is finished. Snorkle.gif



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How many slots does it take up? 1,2 or 2.5?
Nice job, would like to WC my card, might follow your lead and modify an XSPC block
    
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post #5 of 18
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Eliongator

It takes up quite a bit of room using straight out barbs. Some angles barbs or different configuration on the connections of the block may help out for space.


This is what it looks like in my main gaming rig right now.





I did a bunch of research when trying to figure out a way to effectively water cool this card and this is the best combination of blocks and mods I could think of.

I am going to put this card in my mini-ITX build that is taking me forever to finish.


Getting ready to fire up this card! devil.gif
Edited by SonDa5 - 5/27/13 at 10:08pm
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Reserved for performance gains.
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so it would only take up 2 slots if i used angle fittings? Its kinda hard to tell from the picture
    
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Originally Posted by eliongater View Post

so it would only take up 2 slots if i used angle fittings? Its kinda hard to tell from the picture


If you used short 90 degree barbs out from the vrm sink I think it would work out for losing 2 slots.
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post #9 of 18
Wow nice mod man!!
post #10 of 18
On a scale of 1-10 how hard would you say it was do this "cleanly"
I have the vapor x 7970 and was thinking about trying to modify a full water block to fit it. (while I like the stock cooler cause it works well, its just too loud right?)
From what I can tell, it seems like the 7970 and 7950 non reference by sapphire are VERY similar. I mean other than aesthetics, do you think there's any real problem with cutting around "boost" button and capacitors?
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