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Old April 10, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Default What water block for this video card?

I have this video card:
Diamond Radeon HD 4870 Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV 4870PE51GDI in Canada at TigerDirect.ca


I have this GPU block:Swiftech MCW60-R2.I will like to buy a full block,but i don't now what PCB layout is the card.
Do you guys now what full block i can buy?
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Old April 10, 2009, 11:05 AM
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That card is non-reference design, and as far as I know, no one has made a full cover water block for that layout.
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Old April 10, 2009, 11:38 AM
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closest to fullcover would be the swiftech block that has mosfet heatpipe...just remove teh mosfet part.
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Is the diamond card a non-ref? I was under the impression that they were one of the companies that didn't bother rearranging anything on their standard cards.

If the card is non-ref, you're likely out of luck for a full-cover block. Watercooling is enough of a niche market as it is, companies generally don't bother manufacturing blocks for one-off and non-reference designs.
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Companies generally don't bother manufacturing blocks for one-off and non-reference designs.

...which I personally think is stupid. I'd very much like to be able to buy a card with a waterblock pre-attached, with a reasonable warranty. Properly-done watercooling will do nothing but extend the life of the card, but even jsut a 1-year warranty would be good with me, given that the extra cost is reasonable...I'd pay a $20-$30 premium over the cost of the block and the card, for a properly installed block...
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...looks at his BFG GTX280 H20 card

Agree completely!
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