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[WTB][US] HD 7950 Cooling - Need VRM/Memory Heatsink Plate or Full Coverage Water Block

Dec 16, 2010
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System Name My Surround PC
Processor Intel Core i9 9900KS
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Designare
Cooling Swiftech MCP35X / XSPC Rasa CPU / EK GPU block / XSPC 480mm w/ Corsair Fans
Memory 32GB (2 x 16 GB) Team DDR4-3200 CL16-18-18-38
Video Card(s) Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition
Storage Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512GB, 4 x 4TB HGST NAS HDD in RAID 10
Display(s) Viotek GFI27QXA 27" 4K 120Hz + LG UH850 4K 60Hz + Acer K272HUL 27" 2.5K 60Hz
Case NZXT Source 530
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DX + Sony MDR-7506 / Logitech Z-5500 5.1
Power Supply Seasonic X-1250 1.25 kW
Mouse Patriot Viper V560
Keyboard Logitech G15
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores Mellanox ConnectX-3 10 Gb/s Fiber Network Card
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to water cool my new Powercolor Radeon HD 7970. It doesn't use the reference 7970 PCB; instead it uses one that is extremely similar to the reference HD7950 PCB 109-C38137.

I already have a Swiftech MCW82, but I still need to cool the memory and VRM. If someone has a 7950 VRM heatsink plate that covers the VRM and memory, I would like to buy it from you. (I know that I can just use stick-on mini heatsinks, but I would like to use something that would be more durable. The VRMs don't have much surface area, so sticking on heatsinks is difficult and I've had them fall off other cards after a few months.)

Alternatively, I would also consider a HD 7950 full cover water block. I would like one that is new or gently used, but I am looking to spend no more than $60 for the block. This would be an improvement over my MCW82 since I wouldn't need to use a shim between the block and the core, but the price needs to be right for me to consider it.

Please feel free to send me a message if you have any thing to sell that might work. My heatware is The Von Matrices. Thanks!

I have attached is an image of the PCB of my card, with a reference HD 7950 PCB below it. You can see that they are basically the same except for the two DVI ports and the locations of a few screw holes, but I don't anticipate these differences preventing anything from being compatible, and even then any modifications that needed to be done would be minor.

PowerColor HD 7970 PCB

Reference HD 7950 PCB