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Hey guys ! I have a quick question. I've been searching a little bit around to find some kind of water cooling solution for my HD7870. I was wondering if someone here could help me out. And I know, I should've bought a reference card, but your talking to a guy who just passed from a s775 e6600 to 3570k without even knowing that socket changed (yeah, kinda lame.. ) I loved how I could overclock my c2d on air (3.4Ghz is still a 1.2Ghz boost, which was awsome for me !), but my E6600/9800GT combo just wasn't cutting it anymore. So I jumped in back into the game, bought a nice Asus P8z77 lk (biggest mistake I made) with a GTX 560 SE (again, an other mistake), 8Gb of Gskill memory and 128SSD. You should've seen my face in the store xD Well, what ever, now I got my self a nice 7870 2Gb, Asus Sabertooth (love it biggrin.gif) and a giant Switch 810...

So yeah, long story short, Didn't look before buying, now I'm starting to regret because I would love a full watercooling solution. Plus I seem to have a great chip (4.7Ghz on H70 around 1.35V !) Thank you for any advice !
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Unfortunately there are no full cover blocks for your card so your only option would be a universal gpu cooler and by heatsinks for the rest of the parts that need cooling. Here is a universal gpu cooler:
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/universal-vga-blocks/ek-vga-supremacy.html
 
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That's what I tought... Do you know how well they performed ? Because it seem's like a ''bandaid'' to the real thing to me.. :S
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I have 2 ek bridge editions I'm getting ready to use on 2 hd 6950's. I have used universal blocks before and they perform the same as full coverage blocks. As long as you cool your VRM's with some heat sinks you should be good to go.
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Having used an mcw82 before it performed great so I recommend it but the stock cooler is good up until 1300 core
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Originally Posted by brenzor View Post

That's what I tought... Do you know how well they performed ? Because it seem's like a ''bandaid'' to the real thing to me.. :S

They cool the GPU as well ; not the VRAM / VRMs unfortunately
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Thank you for the quick replies !
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Having used an mcw82 before it performed great so I recommend it but the stock cooler is good up until 1300 core

I don't know how far I can push it, I honestly hate the noise the fans start making by 75-80%, and also it's my first more-then-budget gaming rig I built, and I am not sure how far I can push this baby (in voltage) tongue.gif

EDIT: Does anyone knows how much volt I can push ?
Edited by brenzor - 6/15/13 at 6:29am
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

They cool the GPU as well ; not the VRAM / VRMs unfortunately

Do you know any waterblock that are as thin as possible ? Because I would like to cut out the heatsink directly, and still make use of the fans and the rest of the heatsink to cool the VRAM/VRMs biggrin.gif
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