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7970 GHz stock or another brand

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September 11, 2013 1:56:45 AM

I was wondering. Since I'm going to liquid cool. Would it be better to get http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/DESKTOP/GRAPHICS/7000/79...

or get a different brand 7970 Ghz edition such as gigabyte or saphire.

Isn't the only difference the fan? Which has to be removed anyway for liquid cooling.

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September 11, 2013 2:04:24 AM
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There are more differences than the fan. If you are watercooling, GET A REFERENCE PCB. I can't stress that enough. Otherwise the waterblock will most likely not fit. The Gigabyte card and the Sapphire card both have non- Reference PCB's (The board in which the cooler is on, in which the waterblock will go on).

If you are planning to watercool, you won't be able to find a reference 7970 Ghz. Just pick up a Diamond 7970 non ghz and you can watercool it. Reference based PCB's for AMD also tend to overclock better and have better power phases.
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September 11, 2013 2:21:17 AM

Yes it will. The Diamond 7970 has a reference PCB and the waterblock is designed for reference based PCB's. You will be fine ;) 
September 11, 2013 2:21:17 AM

Yes it will. The Diamond 7970 has a reference PCB and the waterblock is designed for reference based PCB's. You will be fine ;) 
September 11, 2013 2:21:17 AM

Yes it will. The Diamond 7970 has a reference PCB and the waterblock is designed for reference based PCB's. You will be fine ;) 
September 11, 2013 2:21:18 AM

Yes it will. The Diamond 7970 has a reference PCB and the waterblock is designed for reference based PCB's. You will be fine ;) 
September 11, 2013 2:21:18 AM

Yes it will. The Diamond 7970 has a reference PCB and the waterblock is designed for reference based PCB's. You will be fine ;) 
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