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Does anyone here know where I'd be able to pick up a water block for my MSI 7970 lightning?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by ExpertTrigger View Post

Does anyone here know where I'd be able to pick up a water block for my MSI 7970 lightning?

Thanks!

EK does a block for that card
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc7970-lightning-acetal-nickel.html

It appears to be EOL however.
Have a look in the market place perhaps.
Edited by friskiest - 6/3/13 at 9:13pm
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Does anyone here know where I'd be able to pick up a water block for my MSI 7970 lightning?

Thanks!


^^^

friskiest

don't think it's in stock at EK, I tried to add it to my cart.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/EK-Radeon-HD-7970-Lightning-Water-Block-CSQ-EK-FC7970-Acetal-EN-Nickel-/251233987505
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^^^

friskiest

don't think it's in stock at EK, I tried to add it to my cart.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/EK-Radeon-HD-7970-Lightning-Water-Block-CSQ-EK-FC7970-Acetal-EN-Nickel-/251233987505

Haha i noticed after i linked it.. Could that mean new blocks are coming ? rolleyes.gif
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I think I know why it was EOL'ed:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?281232-MSI-HD-7970-Lightning-water-block/page1

Read through the later posts especially.
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Interesting, Something is conducting current to the wrong areas ? or shorting them out dont know how very weird......
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That is painful to read. I feel for those guys and they are an experienced bunch so I doubt it's possible to have that many failures from vets like those guys.
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I can almost guarantee its from the vrm area. I posted on there when people had problems. I did all three of my lightning's with no issues, but, the thermal tape supplied needed to be stretched to cover the entire strip of vrms. Its very possible that either those putting the blocks on didnt stretch these or cover the vrms completely, causing the block to touch the PCB when tightened down. There is also 3 vrms randomly on the PCB that I almost missed with tape.

The block sits about 1mm from the PCB below the main vrm strip on the top and bottom, so too tight or no/incorrect thermal tape could easily cause the block to contact the PCB.
     
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