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Xfi 6870 full water cooler blocks for Video card: XFX Radeon HD 6870

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March 31, 2012 1:05:57 PM

I have an I5 2500k, 16gb corsair vengance ram with 2 x hd6870's running in crosfire running eyefinity on 3 x 24" monitors.

It runs quite well but getts hot so i am trying to design a water cooled system for it . I have found the most of the parts i need except for one of my 6870's ...
Its a shorter XFI card and will not fit the full block for the reference cards anyone know where i can get a full block for that card ?

Si
March 31, 2012 1:20:57 PM

gatekeeper_si said:
I have an I5 2500k, 16gb corsair vengance ram with 2 x hd6870's running in crosfire running eyefinity on 3 x 24" monitors.

It runs quite well but getts hot so i am trying to design a water cooled system for it . I have found the most of the parts i need except for one of my 6870's ...
Its a shorter XFI card and will not fit the full block for the reference cards anyone know where i can get a full block for that card ?

Si


http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1
Enter your card on the right and it'll give you the list of blocks that are compatible.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist
if this is the card then you'll have to get a universal block.
March 31, 2012 1:22:46 PM



Did that and got this

Sorry, we have no plans to make any waterblocks for this position. Thank you.



So annoying ...
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March 31, 2012 1:27:26 PM

What is the graphics card and I'll see if i can find anything?
Also what country you from?
March 31, 2012 2:35:53 PM

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 (HD-687A-ZHFC)

I'm in the UK
a c 216 U Graphics card
March 31, 2012 2:46:08 PM

What is your motherboard and what are you considering quite hot?

You might find the only reason they are hot is that they are not spaced far enough a part, which could be fixed with a better motherboard, or different configuration. Or maybe they aren't even that hot.
March 31, 2012 4:40:54 PM

bystander said:
What is your motherboard and what are you considering quite hot?

You might find the only reason they are hot is that they are not spaced far enough a part, which could be fixed with a better motherboard, or different configuration. Or maybe they aren't even that hot.



the motherboard is an ASUS P8P67 Pro rev 3.1 witha hyper cooler with dual 120mm fans on the processor which gets a bit hot when overclocked (60 deg) on idle it is at 32 deg.
16gb Corsair vengance memory (4 x 4gb paired sticks)

The GPU's are 2 x ATI Radon HD6870's 1gb each

The top card runs all monitors ( 3x 24" asus widescreen in Eyefinity + 1 22" in extended desktop)

The top card runs Deus Ex in 5760x1080 at 60fps at 89 deg
the bottom card runs at 65 deg

When benchmarking the cards the top card goes up to 100 in 15 mim which is too hot for my liking . I have found a full block for that one but cant find one for the other xfi 6870 card as its not reference its a shorter card.
March 31, 2012 4:44:32 PM

Devastater6194 said:
Okay so you have a couple of options.

You could put this on http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/product_info.php/info/p1063... and air cool the ram etc.

You could move the card to the top and just water cool the other one.


This card is the second one but as i am doing the whole system i wanted it all to be done equally well. I dont like the idea of heatsinks on the ram chips etc on the gpu .... they might overheat and fall off... hence looking for a full block
March 31, 2012 6:33:30 PM

I know what you mean. I want full cover blocks for my build. However there aren't any for your card. So you can either replace it with a card the same as the other or keep it air cooled. You said it was the cooler of the two anyway.
March 31, 2012 11:12:53 PM

Devastater6194 said:
I know what you mean. I want full cover blocks for my build. However there aren't any for your card. So you can either replace it with a card the same as the other or keep it air cooled. You said it was the cooler of the two anyway.


I wonder wether i can get a seperate block for the vram chips on the gpu.. maybe jerry rig it ...
any thoughts any one?
a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2012 12:04:36 PM

The thermal pads for ramsinks won't come off, they don't weigh enough to overcome the adhesion
I would say theres not any blocks for V-ram specifically, but you may be able to adapt a northbridge cooler to fit, depending on how your V-ram is laid out
the problem with Nb blocks is that they are high restriction for the flow,
I would stick to the universal block route and the sticky ramsinks,
I've ordered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-X-Copper-Heat-Sink-For-DDR-... for my 6950's, when you order yours, check the size of your ramchips and make sure the sinks are big enough

Theres a pic of your card minus cooler here,
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274301-11-asus-6950...
its very similar to the 6950's so I reckon you'll be fine with the same sinks as me
Moto
April 1, 2012 10:46:58 PM

yer i think thats the way i am going to have to go .. heatsinks... dont trust them much tho ..
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