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Watercooling a 7970 vapor x

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October 19, 2013 2:31:53 AM

Ok so I already know that every full cover water block out there will not work on a 7970 vapor-x. My question is where can I find waterblocks or something to cool my vram if I get a universal waterblock ?O.o

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October 19, 2013 3:33:33 AM

Check your local websites, they'll usually have ramsinks under the cooling>heatsinks>VGA subsection, something like these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Don't forget the VRMs, especially if you're planning on overclocking the card-while you can use thermal pads for the RAM you'll almost certainly need to use thermal adhesive to hold additional cooling to the VRMs BTW.
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October 19, 2013 11:08:27 AM

So what would I need to get for the VRM cooling? Would those same heatsinks work on them or would I need something else?

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October 19, 2013 11:43:09 AM

I've used them, or similar, before with good effect, the hard part is keeping them securely stuck down, it's not too serious on a memory chip but critical on something that produces as much heat as the VRM modules.
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October 19, 2013 3:07:37 PM

Ok. Thinking it might be better to sell or trade my card. Plus full blocks look better. Now I just need to figure out how to sell this card or trade it for a reference design one
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October 19, 2013 8:10:47 PM

You can sell the card here at Tom's on the Deal's forum.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-8.html
With the cash you get, I would be looking at getting a reference 780/ti or 290X and water-cooling that down the line. Not much point spending cash for the same card so you can water-cool it.
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