GPU Waterblock for Asus Matrix 7970 Tags: Water Cooling Asus GPUs Matrix Overclocking Last response: January 22, 2013 1:15 PM in Overclocking Share bogo663 January 22, 2013 3:16:13 AM Would a reference speck GPU Waterblock fit the Matrix 7970? If not, is there any waterblocks that fits it? More about : gpu waterblock asus matrix 7970 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to bogo663 Register or log in to remove rubix_1011 January 22, 2013 4:04:31 AM ASUS cards typically do not follow reference PCB in all cases. It really depends, so you might want to check out http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/ and check your card model. | Report abuse Reply to rubix_1011 manofchalk Overclocking Expert January 22, 2013 7:43:56 AM A card like that definitely wouldn't follow a reference design PCB, pretty sure of that. These images seem to support that as well. ASUS HD7970 Matrix PCB. Lot more VRM's than the reference as well as literally being larger. Not saying there isnt a block that will work, but I dont think it will be reference design if there is one. | Report abuse Reply to manofchalk bogo663 January 22, 2013 12:12:24 PM If I get one of those universal gpu water blocks, would I still need to run a fan over the PCB? | Report abuse Reply to bogo663 manofchalk Overclocking Expert January 22, 2013 12:15:19 PM You would need heatsinks for the memory and probably the VRM's, so you would definitely need decent case airflow to keep that cool. | Report abuse Reply to manofchalk rubix_1011 January 22, 2013 1:15:15 PM manofchalk said:You would need heatsinks for the memory and probably the VRM's, so you would definitely need decent case airflow to keep that cool. Absolutely correct. There is a section in the watercooling sticky that specifically covers universal GPU blocks and additional considerations. | Report abuse Reply to rubix_1011 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>GPU Waterblock for Asus Matrix 7970> Related ressources: ForumMSI 680 Lightning or Asus 7970 Matrix ? ForumGTX690 vs Asus Rog Matrix Hd 7970 vs Sapphire Hd 7970 GHz edition ForumAsus Matrix 7970 Platinum VS MSI 680 Lightning or other choices? ForumAsus AMD HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB or MSI GTX 680 Lighning 2GB Forum7950 reference CF vs 7970 Matrix /Lightning ForumMatrix 7970 vs 680 directcu ii top Forum7970 , universal waterblock , still getting high temps ForumGPU Backplates ForumWhat's up with the Asus Matrix 7970 Platinum? ForumCould I crossfire two Asus ROG Matrix 7970 's? ForumAsus Matrix 7970 Platinum availibility? ForumAsus Gtx 580 Matrix vs Zotac Gtx 670 ForumAsus Matrix HD 7970 Platinum Graphics Card power test ForumAsus GTX680 Top vs Asus HD 7970 P Matrix ForumRadeon 7970 GHZ edition waterblock ForumReally need help!- 7970 matrix ForumAsus 680 vs 7970 ghz ForumAsus HD 7970 Direct CUII 3Gb ForumCPU fan clicking? ForumHELP ME URGENT ASUS AUTO TUNE More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !