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methodically

New Member
Joined
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
 

GTXJackBauer

Water Cooling Senior Member, #TEAMH20HNO
Joined
May 22, 2011
Location
USA
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.