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Possible to get 7970 Vapor-x waterblock?

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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  1. http://www.frozencpu.com/

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php

    These are the two sites that I buy water cooling parts from.
  2. inzone said:
    http://www.frozencpu.com/

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php

    These are the two sites that I buy water cooling parts from.


    Thanks, I've checked them both, but seems they don't have anything for the vapor-x cards. They're not reference cards, which is why I'm having a hard time finding something that would fit.
  3. http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

    There is a cooling configurator at this web site that can let you know if one exist for that card.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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
  7. Best answer
    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_inline?height=260&width=530&inline_id=comp_table

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3885/vid-54/Swiftech_MC14_Forged_Copper_16-Pin_Video_Card_BGA_Memory_Ramsinks_-_14mm_x_14mm_x_14mm.html?tl=g40c21
  8. 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_inline?height=260&width=530&inline_id=comp_table

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3885/vid-54/Swiftech_MC14_Forged_Copper_16-Pin_Video_Card_BGA_Memory_Ramsinks_-_14mm_x_14mm_x_14mm.html?tl=g40c21


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