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Possible to get 7970 Vapor-x waterblock?

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December 18, 2013 3:42:34 PM

I've got two Sapphires 7970 Vapor-x 3GB graphics cards. I've noticed that they get a bit loud when playing games, so I'm exploring the possibility of custom water cooling.
I cannot find any water blocks for my specific cards, so I'm asking you guys for help in locating one, or maybe info on where to look. Thanks!

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December 18, 2013 4:23:39 PM

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

There is a cooling configurator at this web site that can let you know if one exist for that card.
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December 18, 2013 11:24:25 PM

As you know, they are non-reference cards, so the chance of a full-cover block is pretty slim. To my knowledge there arent any for the Vapor-X.
A universal water-block (thats compatible for 7970's) should work through, but you will need to find a different cooling solution for the cards VRM and VRAM.
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December 19, 2013 1:36:35 AM

manofchalk said:
As you know, they are non-reference cards, so the chance of a full-cover block is pretty slim. To my knowledge there arent any for the Vapor-X.
A universal water-block (thats compatible for 7970's) should work through, but you will need to find a different cooling solution for the cards VRM and VRAM.


I looked it up, and there are a couple of universal blocks that would fit. But I have really no idea on how/with what to cool the VRM and VRAM. Is it possible to have them water cooled also?
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December 19, 2013 3:30:55 AM

Usually its done by attaching small heatsinks by thermal pads to the VRAM and VRM's, and angling a fan to blow air across them.
You can water-cool the VRAM/VRM's, but that is called a full-cover block :p 
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December 19, 2013 8:26:57 AM

EK is one manufacturer that makes a lot of water blocks for all products and currently they have no plans on a full card block so you will have to go with a GPU block that just covers the GPU. For the other chipsets and vrm you can get a heat sink set and some thermal tape to stick the heat sinks on.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist#DB_in...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3885/vid-54/Swiftech_...
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January 3, 2014 4:07:39 PM

inzone said:
EK is one manufacturer that makes a lot of water blocks for all products and currently they have no plans on a full card block so you will have to go with a GPU block that just covers the GPU. For the other chipsets and vrm you can get a heat sink set and some thermal tape to stick the heat sinks on.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist#DB_in...

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3885/vid-54/Swiftech_...


Would these copper heatsinks be enough to cool all other components, with the exception of the GPU core, without any fans that would generate noise? I really am not educated on how hot these chipsets & VRM can get. I'll have to find some info on where one would place the heatsinks on this card.
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January 3, 2014 10:03:00 PM

The GPU is the main heat generator and the copper heat sinks will take care of the rest.
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