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Sapphire 4870 100247L 512 mb

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July 8, 2009 5:53:29 PM

Hi all, i'm new i was wondering if the original sapphire 4870 512 mb was based on the reference design, because i'm considering getting water blocks for them. It has the fans that send the heat out the back.

i have 2 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
=D
i was considering these =x
http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-mcw60-vga-waterblock.htm...
July 8, 2009 6:16:04 PM

Yes, those are reference. Far as I know the board layout (as far as mem , core and voltage regs go) for all sapphire cards (and most brands) is reference, just the components and cooler are improved for the more expensive models. That waterblock looks fine for it.

Though, im not sure I would buy from a company that labels the waterblock MCW60-4780 while stating in the description and pricing taht it is the MCW60-4870.... :D 
July 8, 2009 6:16:21 PM

Yes, that is the reference design.
Why watercool? That cooler is plenty unless you live somewhere hot.
Here (UK) I found 35-40% fan speed was more than enough to keep my own, identical HD4870 under 80C, even running Furmark!
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July 8, 2009 6:28:55 PM

well i'm just considering it as an option atm. and i'm putting in a LC system in so i was just thinking about putting lc on my vid cards as well cause they're outrageously hot :/ .
July 8, 2009 6:34:50 PM

@ Caoder: Turn the fans up through CCC, like I said 40% is more than enough unless you live somewhere hot (or have already done so;))
If you're doing the whole rig, expect to need at least a triple 120 m.m. sized radiator. And do not forget the GPU ramsinks!
July 8, 2009 6:43:12 PM

coozie7 said:
@ Caoder: Turn the fans up through CCC, like I said 40% is more than enough unless you live somewhere hot (or have already done so;))
If you're doing the whole rig, expect to need at least a triple 120 m.m. sized radiator. And do not forget the GPU ramsinks!


That wateblock he linked covers the RAM and GPU, it also seems to have a heatpipe/sink (doesnt look like it is on the water line though) for the VRM's. It looks like quite a nice block.
July 8, 2009 8:15:59 PM

i was thinking to add a dual 120 radiator to the 120 that i ordered later when i get a bit more money =D so i think it'll work out well =D
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