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Cooling my 4870s

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Well I have a 2nd D5 vario sitting here not doing anything, and I was wondering what everyones thoughts on cooling my brand new cards were.

I want to go watercooled (they are running stock at about 78C! haven't done any changes to fan speed, I know that helps) and I personally like the full coverage blocks. EK specifically (god they look sexy and they perform). Does anyone know if there are any WC blocks that will fit the 4870 yet? Other than like the GPU chip only blocks.

An easy question for you guys! lol

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The mount holes on the 3870 and the 4870 are the same, however there may be a couple of problems with fitting a FC block from a 3870 onto a 4870.

First of all, the RAM on a 4870 is placed differently from a 3870, so you may need to be creative with some thermal tape.

Also, the VRM's on the 4870 near the front of the card are below a bunch of pulse chips, so unless the measurements are identical (which i doubt), you may not be able to fit the block over them.

Actually, I just took a look at my 3870, and compared it to my 4870. I can safely make the assumption that full cover blocks will not be compatible.

Essentially, i think you are SOL if you want a full cover block right now, i think you'll have to wait until eddy finishes up on his 4870 block.
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