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post #38181 of 106449
If it is a reference card then get the an ek block that is specific to the reference 7970. EK makes a few. You can utilize this website to ensure that you have the right block. http://www.coolingconfigurator.com You should be able to find out what block will fit your specific card so long as your card has not been revised. XFX is notorious for revising their cards and the end result often means that water-blocks may not fit onto the revised cards. Reference cards are easy to find water-blocks for though.
post #38182 of 106449
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Does anyone know which 7970 blocks are compatible with MSI reference cards?

I bought an Alphacool NeXxXos block but it doesn't fit o.O I'm specifically interested if the EK Nickel/acetal full cover blocks are compatible with MSI's reference 7970 models (Non-lightning)

Any answers / other block suggestions ?

If you put up a picture you will get a def answer but reference means reference, if one reference block doesn't fit your card none will. It may not be a reference card, many 7970's are now made with altered PCB's to reduce cost ... including models that originally used reference PCB's ( Like the Gigabyte WF3 7970 )
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post #38183 of 106449
I think that EK blocks are getting progressively worse. I like the original 7970 water blocks, then they came out with those silly circles, now I see this plain black look. They went from an awesome looking block to a weird block to a plain ugly block. Everything is not for everyone though. I am a big fan of EK myself though, ,despite the lack of appeal in recent blocks, mainly because they put out so many products and give water coolers so many choices. I am looking forward to the asus matrix water-block although I suspect that the block itself will look like the 7990 block. Plain black. So unimaginative.
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Does anyone know which 7970 blocks are compatible with MSI reference cards?

I bought an Alphacool NeXxXos block but it doesn't fit o.O I'm specifically interested if the EK Nickel/acetal full cover blocks are compatible with MSI's reference 7970 models (Non-lightning)

Any answers / other block suggestions ?

which version did you get?
the V1 variant of the Alphacool block fits all reference 7970 and 7950. only draw back that it doesn't cool actively (with direct water flow) the VRMs.

The V2 however does cool the VRM's but only fits the 7950 reference design and some a bit obscure 7970s.
some links (Click to show)

Edit:

or as Jakusonfire mentioned, changes could be the problem.
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post #38185 of 106449
Yeah see that's a problem with Euro blocks, there is often confusion over what fits what.

The V1 fits 7970 ref PCB
the V2 fits 7950 ref PCB

You can't have one block that fits both because they use different mount holes.

Now, some 7950 cards used 7970 PCB's and vice versa but that does not mean that either block fits both ref designs
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post #38186 of 106449
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Yeah see that's a problem with Euro blocks, there is often confusion over what fits what.

The V1 fits 7970 ref PCB
the V2 fits 7950 ref PCB

You can't have one block that fits both because they use different mount holes.

Now, some 7950 cards used 7970 PCB's and vice versa but that does not mean that either block fits both ref designs

the only drawback of the best 7950 out there rolleyes.gif (sapphire 950mhz ed)

but seriously Alphacool, this is Madness. (and bad/lazy planning)
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post #38187 of 106449
Hi guys,

Finally joined the custom loop club! All of my components can be found in my sig rig.

I've only had it running for a few days and therefore my AS5 hasn't fully cured. However, I have some good results I feel. I haven't done any stress tests yet but I have done a little gaming.

CPU idle - 17c - 25c depending on the ambient.

CPU load (BF3) tops out at 65c

GPU idle - 22c - 24c

GPU load (BF3) - tops out at 35c

My CPU is currently running at 4.2Ghz on stock volts. Haven't really had time to fine tune my clocks yet but was hoping for 4.5Ghz.
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post #38188 of 106449
god damnit. that explains a lot

a few weeks back i had checked to see if the alphacool block fits my card. it did (this was the V1. i was not aware of different versions at the time)

the one i bought, was the V2.

Well this sucks.

"The V1 fits 7970 ref PCB
the V2 fits 7950 ref PCB"


I have this card:


I guess I'll have to buy an EK GPU block after all
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post #38189 of 106449
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Hi guys,
Finally joined the custom loop club! All of my components can be found in my sig rig.
I've only had it running for a few days and therefore my AS5 hasn't fully cured. However, I have some good results I feel. I haven't done any stress tests yet but I have done a little gaming.
CPU idle - 17c - 25c depending on the ambient.
CPU load (BF3) tops out at 65c
GPU idle - 22c - 24c
GPU load (BF3) - tops out at 35c
My CPU is currently running at 4.2Ghz on stock volts. Haven't really had time to fine tune my clocks yet but was hoping for 4.5Ghz.

It's about time thumb.gif

You have great temps, you must have very low ambient wink.gif
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Finally rid of those ridiculous circles... Looks like I won't have to wait until koolance releases a block this time.

I didn't hate the CSQ design but it was not very attrackting for some. Even that I liked their blocks with the circles, especially the Mobo blocks and Supremacies

This new design is also awsome, I really love EK thumb.gif

The plain black is drool.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Plexi is nice too:






No Man...Copper...tongue.gifwave2.gifbiggrin.gif

Edited by Red1776 - 2/26/13 at 2:47pm
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