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r0k0 February 27, 2012 08:15 PM

WB 5970 + 5870
Will a 5970 and a 5870 EK Waterblock both alligne properly or just a bit offset ?

Hacksaw907 February 29, 2012 11:44 AM

Based on these two pictures, I'd say no, they won't align (sorry for the large pictures. I'm not sure how to resize here :doh:):

5970 waterblock:

5870 waterblock:

On the other hand, what you could do is get some angled adapters facing away/up from each card and running regular tubing to each of the cards' inlets. It wouldn't look as good, obviously, but it would work.

r0k0 February 29, 2012 04:44 PM

Thanks Hacksaw, I've email EK and they said with my spacing on my motherboard and the offset of both card blocks would be too much even with adaptors... so i get the 5970 will be Watercooled and the 5870 will stay Aircooled... its not like its overheating but oh well ..

HC1200 March 16, 2012 06:19 PM

I used to have this setup, 5970+5870. Great setup. Had the Arctic Xtreme cooler for the 5970 tho.

Astaroth March 17, 2012 06:15 PM

If you have enough space to skip a pci slot or two couldn't you use tubing /w straight fittings instead of adapter?

CroSsFiRe2009 March 17, 2012 08:46 PM

Couldn't you just loop tubing over the card with the inlets facing opposite directions?

Edit: What's with the thread revivals :|?

r0k0 March 22, 2012 12:43 PM

after i saw a video, i think its possible if i use the first 1 inlet to transfer and use the outers for in / out

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