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Sapphire HD 7850 full waterblock?

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August 6, 2012 3:13:16 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a waterblock that will cover all of a Sapphire 7850?
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 7:50:26 PM

any watercooling e-tailer ->*hint* frozencpu/xoxide/aquatning.us
August 7, 2012 11:50:52 AM

Lutfij said:
any watercooling e-tailer ->*hint* frozencpu/xoxide/aquatning.us

None of them have a full block for a 7850
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August 7, 2012 12:43:44 PM


I've found 1 waterblock but it's for reference designs, I think the Sapphire version uses a shortened PCB
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 7, 2012 1:12:41 PM

sapphire have a number of those 7850's. which one is your's, have a link I can follow? ofc, you could always go for universal waterblock and have some stick-on ram sinks
August 7, 2012 6:26:17 PM

Lutfij said:
sapphire have a number of those 7850's. which one is your's, have a link I can follow? ofc, you could always go for universal waterblock and have some stick-on ram sinks

I haven't actually bought it yet but this is what I was looking at: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... I don't really care who made it I was just looking at Sapphire's because it would match the look of my case but if I can replace the cooler then it doesn't matter. If Sapphire's 7850 PCB is modified from the original do you know of a version of the card that has a PCB the same as the reference design or a place I can buy the reference design?

I had considered a universal block and heat sinks but I really don't like the look of it.
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 7, 2012 6:35:23 PM

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I had considered a universal block and heat sinks but I really don't like the look of it.
me neither, thas why I wait out for a card that has full coverblock support and I always try to get the factory reference pcb's. Much easier to migrate into watercooling since the pcb will line up to the block. Unlike what most people have been facing, they just try to mold their blocks into working with their cards.

Might want to look at the 670. The XSPC razer'll be fantastic :) 

* looking into that pcb
** i also forgot you're purchasing from the UK.
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 7, 2012 6:40:48 PM

sorry for double post, the only ones that come to mind are the 5770/5850/5870 vapor-x's that had shortened pcb's and they were the worst of any made cards. Sapphire had to recall almost all their cards after the shortened pcb failed on them.

like I said, getting a reference pcb'd vers is much easier to integrate into a full cover block. EK and other block makers usually sign up to make full cover blocks, but when customer demands seem heavy on their wallets(for manufacturing+profits), they scrap the idea.
August 7, 2012 6:50:34 PM

Lutfij said:
sorry for double post, the only ones that come to mind are the 5770/5850/5870 vapor-x's that had shortened pcb's and they were the worst of any made cards. Sapphire had to recall almost all their cards after the shortened pcb failed on them.

like I said, getting a reference pcb'd vers is much easier to integrate into a full cover block. EK and other block makers usually sign up to make full cover blocks, but when customer demands seem heavy on their wallets(for manufacturing+profits), they scrap the idea.

I only found 2 places selling the reference design, one of which was £240 (too expensive) and the other was on a website called Mavit which I've never seen before and don't quite trust because of the cheap price and unprofessional look. What do you think?

Mavit: http://www.mavit.co.uk/amd-radeon-hd-7850-oem---2-gb-gd...
August 7, 2012 6:58:15 PM

Cancel that, after ages of searching on Amazon I found it! At £200 it's a little more than I wanted to spend but hey.
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 7, 2012 6:59:13 PM

how much can you spend all out on your card and the block?
August 8, 2012 11:31:15 AM

Lutfij said:
how much can you spend all out on your card and the block?

£300 at the very most
August 8, 2012 11:33:04 AM

On the EK cooling configurator it shows some full cover blocks for many variations of the 7850 but they all greyed out, I'm guessing this means they are not released so I'll just wait.
a c 78 K Overclocking
August 8, 2012 11:46:13 AM

oh they scrapped the idea, thas why they're greyed out.
August 8, 2012 5:53:15 PM

Lutfij said:
oh they scrapped the idea, thas why they're greyed out.

I may go for a 6950 instead, it's not as good as a 7850 but it has water blocks. What do you think?
a c 78 K Overclocking
October 8, 2012 11:02:23 PM

well, you could go one step down or just stay at the current level without your cards in the loop :) 
a c 150 K Overclocking
October 9, 2012 1:23:25 AM

IMO 7850 isn't worth watercooling. At least, "real" watercooling. You can go the closed loop route for like $30-$50.

Drop the 300 on a 7870, 7950, or 670. Then switch to water. :) 
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