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Hey guys I have a quick question?

I have two 7970's that I water cool with the original EK FC 7970 water block but I noticed I can not find them anywhere and EK stopped making and selling them.

So I want to get a third 7970 and water cool it but I do not know if I was to buy another style water block if it will align with the two original water blocks and the third water block in parallel set up.

Has anyone tried using a different water block along with the 7970 EK original water block in parallel set up?

If so can anyone tell me if it worked or whether they had problems?


Thanks Guy/Gals kookoo.gif
Edited by jamaican voodoo - 8/3/13 at 8:49pm
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Im using 2 differt water blocks i got them to line up but it was very tight i don't think id recommend it worse case sell your current block and buy 2 of the same blocks.
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Thanks man I just want to know, I really am trying to avoid the worst case scenario. I am just trying to figure out some ways to save some money.
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Need to note i didnt use a ek block mine are KOOLANCE and swiftech my biggest issue was the space between them was so tight the barbs were almost touching making it very hard to get any tubing on i had to put a peice of 7/16 tubing between the cards 1/2inch tubing wouldnt work cause i couldnt get clamps on and water leaked.

How i rigged it up below.

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post #5 of 7
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Thanks A lot man!!! This gives me somewhat of an idea. I think I might get a third 7970 with a new water block that would match up with my EK.

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post #6 of 7
Please take note that EK recommends to not mix match their water blocks with other brands due to the process in which their blocks were made. Can't have two different kinds of metals mixing together in your loop. This may just be EK saying to only buy their blocks; but hey, better safe than sorry.
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thanks for your response, but i'm using copper blocks and radiators and pretty sure if i get another copper block not nickle plated version i'll be fine...plus the coolant i use slow the process of galvanic corrosion so i think i'm good to go thumb.gif
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