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After 4 years with my 4870x2 I broke down and made the jump to a Asus 7850 video card today. The 4870x2 has been on water from day one and is still running strong, but it's time has come and gone. I'm using 2-MCW60 blocks and a Swiftech Caldera heatsink on it at this time.

Does anyone know if the MCW60 will fit on the new 7850 Asus card I purchased?

I know they sell a base replacement to use it on the 7900 series cards, but nothing about the 7800 series. I even contacted Swiftech and they didn't know if it would or not.

This is the card I purchased.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3445896&CatId=7387

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post #2 of 9
this says hole spacing is 53x53 on the 7850
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1863/2/

The back of the Radeon HD 7870 is open as the reference card doesn't feature a back plate. Not too much to talk about back here as none of the 2GB worth of GDDR5 memory chips are visible on this side of the PCB. The only thing worth noting here is the GPU support bracket and mounting holes appear unchanged from previous generations. We measured and found that both cards are using 53mm mounting holes, so you you plan on changing the GPU cooler or adding a water block you'll need to know this dimension. The AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition reference PCB model number is 109-C40147-00.
AMD Radeon HD 7870 Graphics Card CrossFire

this says the 4870 is also 53x53
http://koolance.com/help-gpu-hole-spacing

this says the 4870x2 is 43.8
http://www.swiftech.com/mountingkit-mcw60-4870x2-csk.aspx
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The measurement taken in the 4870x2 link are the block bolt holes that hold it together and not the mount plate itself that bolts it to the card.

This link shows the mount plate installed on the block.

http://www.swiftech.com/mcw82vgawaterblock.aspx

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i confirm that to 4870 and 7870 hole's are same, i have zigmateck cooler on my 7870 and newest gpu what it support is 4870...
    
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But to mount the MCW60 on the 4870x2 you had to remove the mount bracket and buy the bolt kit from Swiftech as shown in the link pc-illiterate posted above. The original mount holes do measure 53x53.

Since the bolt patterns seem to be the same the only other thing I'm concerned with is if the core mite be to low for the block to make contact with it as in the 7900 series cards. The 7900 kit has a replacement mount that measures 54x54 and a replacement base plate with the shim molded into its bottom so it makes contact with the core.

http://www.swiftech.com/MountingKitMCW82-7900.aspx


My new card is due to show up on the 9th and I'll find out then if it will work or not.
Edited by By-Tor - 7/4/13 at 12:24am
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That mounting kit is only needed for 7950 and 7970 cards, MCW82 fits just fine on my 7870 XT
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Sweet...

Did you also use the swiftech heatsink for the card? I wish they made one for the 7800 series.

http://www.swiftech.com/HD7900-HSF.aspx

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Quote:
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Sweet...

Did you also use the swiftech heatsink for the card? I wish they made one for the 7800 series.

http://www.swiftech.com/HD7900-HSF.aspx

Thanks everyone

That only fits reference 79x0 cards. Sapphire already has a nice heatsink on VRM's, I just added some for memory.
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That only fits reference 79x0 cards. Sapphire already has a nice heatsink on VRM's, I just added some for memory.

My bad... You said you were using a 7870 and not a 7900 series card...
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