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Need help finding a compatible GPU waterblock

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New Member
Oct 27, 2016
Hey guys.

I'm upgrading my rig and going with an EVGA GTX 1070. I'm looking at an SC version, probably this one http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-sc-f3-132464.htm or the FTW DT version. In the past i've ordered the hydro copper versions but since i'm going with a gtx 1070 this time I need to find and install my own waterblock. The ones that stand out so far are phatek- http://www.phanteks.com/PH-GB1080.html, bitspower- http://www.bitspower.com.tw/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=173_268_270_325 and watercools heatkiller 4 . They all list compatibility with the reference PCB/founders edition but I cant seem to figure out if the EVGA SC edition uses a different PCB design.

Another question I have is about the backplate. Will I need to buy one separate or can I go without it? There is EVGA SC black edition that is a little cheaper but comes with no back plate I could get.

Any info or suggestions would be really helpful


Water Cooling Senior Member, #TEAMH20HNO
May 22, 2011
To make life easier with the WB, check out EK's cooling configurator on their site and search for your block that way. Should be a image there as well.

Having a backplate is always nice and helps keep the PCB stable in some sense. I should also note, not all GPU backplates will work with the WB of a 3rd company. They usually sell their own backplates to go with the WB separately.