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GTX 970 Liquid Cooling OC

I am yet to find a thread or a review about this. Has anyone managed to use GTX 970 on liquid cooling at good clock speeds? 

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I would just buy a 980 and use it on air. I'm sure 1600 is achievable but it really depends on the chip. 

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I would just buy a 980 and use it on air. I'm sure 1600 is achievable but it really depends on the chip. 

He asks cooling for a 970 and you recommend him a 980? 

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He asks cooling for a 970 and you recommend him a 980? 

Read the post. He wants liquid cooling on a 970. He asks what clock speeds would be achieved. I offered an alternative and IMO better option then answered his question as best as I could. 

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Where I live, GTX 970 is almost half the price of GTX980(1000TL vs 1900TL[roughly 444usd vs 855usd]). So I assumed if I overclock my GTX 970 with a waterblock(and since I already have a room in my case for intake 2x120 fans, i thought it would be a good idea to make use of them) it might perform better than GTX980 and still be cooler and cheaper. Was I wrong?

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Where I live, GTX 970 is almost half the price of GTX980(1000TL vs 1900TL[roughly 444usd vs 855usd]). So I assumed if I overclock my GTX 970 with a waterblock(and since I already have a room in my case for intake 2x120 fans, i thought it would be a good idea to make use of them) it might perform better than GTX980 and still be cooler and cheaper. Was I wrong?

The 980 isn't worth it over the 970. Also if you're so concerned about noise/cooling performance, I'd take a look at the Asus Strix 970 which is atm the quietest GPU out there. 38 dBa from 4" away at full load which is impressive. Use uk.hardware.info for their noise tests though.

 

 

Read the post. He wants liquid cooling on a 970. He asks what clock speeds would be achieved. I offered an alternative and IMO better option then answered his question as best as I could. 

Obviously he chose for the 970 for budget reasons.

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No need to argue over simple matters guys. I'm just trying to get the best out of a GTX 970, that's all.

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I am yet to find a thread or a review about this. Has anyone managed to use GTX 970 on liquid cooling at good clock speeds? 

So far, the only GTX 970 I found having a custom Water block being manufactured is the current top selling card around the world right now which is the MSi's GTX 970 4G Gaming. EK is manufacturing a waterblock for it. Just google Ek + MSi GTX 970. 

 

E.T.A for the Water blocks to start selling is November 3 > Nextweek Monday

 

As for Overclocking, out of the box it can reach 1500MHz+ easy with the stock non ref cooler that it uses.

 

Mine can hit 1566, 1601, 1669MHz gonna update the post later sleeping for now xDhttp://linustechtips.com/main/topic/69448-unigine-valley-benchmark-scores-thread-over-250-submissions/page-81 

 

With still alot more headroom left. So I believe if its watercooled it should be able to get higher. Although mine is a G1 Gaming, I have tried to search any Water blocks for it but found none...

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He asks cooling for a 970 and you recommend him a 980?

Sounds legit to me.

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I would still appreciate further inputs on this subject.

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