Originally Posted by claylomax
I can't find any 7970 that comes with a water block; it's been a year since release. Have you seen any? I'd rather get one of those than fix the block myself.
I have an LCS 7970 from Powercolor (Bought from OcUK) and I also now have a custom MSI 7970 OC with CSQ block and backplate and single slot i/o.
I didn't want to have my first water cooled gfx card 'mangled up' by my own hands but seriously, it's not that hard. It took about an hour or so of careful work, nothing more technical than cutting out shapes and unscrewing and screwing things back on.
Best thing is the card i built up runs 5 degrees cooler (both running at 1050MHz core, no voltage tweaks).
If you can use a small screwdriver and have careful hands - it's very easy to do.
Edit: Just checked OcUK....