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EK Water Blocks Shows Off EKFC7970 Matrix Full Water Block

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EK Water Blocks has released a water block specifically for the 7970 Matrix graphics card from Asus.

EK Water Blocks has released the EK-FC7970 Matrix, a water cooling block specifically for Asus' Radeon HD 7970 Matrix. Asus' card is built on a non-reference PCB and consequently its users were previously restricted to using the stock cooler if they didn't want to manually piece together a cooling system.

The EK-FC7970 Matrix's base and top are made of nickel plated electrolytic copper and POM respectively which cools the GPU, RAM and the VRM. The block is built using a high-flow design, meaning that it can easily be used with weaker pumps and comes with pre-installed bass standoffs for a painless and safe installation. EK Water Blocks also includes a replacement two slot I/O bracket so that buyers can remove the space-eating 3-slot bracket and potentially fit four 7970s in a standard ATX case.

Pricing for the EK-FC7970 Matrix is set at an MSRP of $143.77. The units will go on sale starting March 8 and are currently available for pre-order.

 

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    kitsunestarwind , February 28, 2013 10:22 AM
    Looks like a damn good block, hopefully EK have fixed their plating issues
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    ojas , February 28, 2013 11:01 AM
    That's how i want all graphics cards to look in the future. Badass.
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    jankeke , February 28, 2013 11:16 AM
    kitsunestarwindLooks like a damn good block, hopefully EK have fixed their plating issues

    Yeah, I really hope so too. I'd really like 2 of those in my next rig but I really try to avoid nickel plating in water-blocks.
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    rebel1280 , February 28, 2013 12:49 PM
    To be able to only use 1 slot again, that would be awesome. Alas, i cant afford a 79xx anything right now much less the $150 cooler lol
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    Anonymous , February 28, 2013 1:40 PM
    Its a good thing EK finally released a block for a discontinued card. WTG
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    WithoutWeakness , February 28, 2013 2:11 PM
    rebel1280To be able to only use 1 slot again, that would be awesome. Alas, i cant afford a 79xx anything right now much less the $150 cooler lol

    It's still a 2-slot card due to the display outputs.
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    skipperkins , March 8, 2013 7:18 PM
    Why is nickel plating problematic?