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Watercooling block for 5770

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by robgti, 11 May 2010.

  1. robgti

    Hitman

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    Hi does anyone know which blocks will fit the 5770? I have seen the full block but do not want to spend nearly half what i paid for the card on one.

    thank you
     
  2. mattjd

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  3. robgti

    Hitman

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    Yeah that is why i was looking more for a universal one but wanna be sure it will fit

    thanks tho
     
  4. GTA767

    Gangster

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    why u need WB for 5770?
     
  5. robgti

    Hitman

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    Because the stock fan is really loud and temps get to around 80c without any overclock on it
     
  6. pastymuncher

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    I had a 5770 and ended up getting rid of it due to the trouble of finding a block that will actually fit. The problem is the small 62mm distance between the mounting holes. None of the normal universal blocks fit apart from the MCW-60 and even then modding is required. That just leaves the XSPC X20 VGA which is ancient and the Zalman ZM-GWB3 which is a joke due to the id of the revolving barbs reducing to a ridiculous 3mm!! The full cover block is ridiculously priced seeing as it's almost half the price of the card.

    The best thing would be to try to find a aftermarket air cooler that will fit.
     
  7. robgti

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    Think your right mate thanks. Just out of interest what actually needs modding for them to fit?
     
  8. Geckovich

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    My friend has a pair of crossfired 5770s which he watercooled. He was forced to go for the XSPC x20 VGA core only blocks (for the reasons pastymuncher has already mentioned).

    While they're cheap and do the job I'd advise against it. Those blocks are the worst bit of PC hardware I've ever had the displeasure of working with.

    Terrible mounting system, irregularities between "identical" blocks, leaky/wonky threads, lack of gaps between threads for larger sized fittings and leaks between base and top of the block.

    The mod for the MCW-60 (from what I read when my friend was thinking of water cooling his cards) involves drilling out the holes in the PCB of the GPU to be slightly larger. Not exactly a risk free option.
     
  9. pastymuncher

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    Exactly why i gave up on the idea. Not only is it risky but if the card packs up down the line your warranty is gone.