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Old 29-01-19, 04:02 PM
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Which RTX 2070 for watercooling?

Hey guys!

Time has come for a graphics overhaul. My old GTX 770 with BenQ GL2450 has aged well, but now I've stepped up the game and ordered myself a Asus Rog Swift PG279Q.

I'm looking for a GPU to pair with this beast of a monitor. 2070's seems like the logical choice for buttersmooth gaming in 1440p.

I would like it watercooled, so that narrows it down to PCB's compatible with 2080 coolers.


Any suggestions in regards to brands? Or other GPU's altogether?

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Thanks.

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Old 29-01-19, 04:26 PM
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When I buy a new card which I plan to water-cool I just buy reference cards. The 2080 I have I bought direct from Nvidia.
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Old 29-01-19, 04:45 PM
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Yeah if you're gonna watercool just buy the cheapest reference board card you can find regardless of attached cooler
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Old 29-01-19, 05:02 PM
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I think the 2070 reference board is smaller then the 2080's tho.
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Old 29-01-19, 06:08 PM
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I've read the Asus RTX 2070 Dual is compatible with the EK Vector 2080 block.

Also, there's this:

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/bitsp...wc-66g-bp.html

According to EK's compatibility checker 2070 waterblocks are "coming soon".
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Old 29-01-19, 06:25 PM
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2070 + WB damn near buys you a 2080 though.
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Old 29-01-19, 08:09 PM
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When I buy a new card which I plan to water-cool I just buy reference cards. The 2080 I have I bought direct from Nvidia.
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Yeah if you're gonna watercool just buy the cheapest reference board card you can find regardless of attached cooler
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I've read the Asus RTX 2070 Dual is compatible with the EK Vector 2080 block.
Buying an aftermarket card will save me about a hundred euros. Problem is identifying which cards use reference design.

The Asus is one alternative. I think EVGA also uses reference board.



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Also, there's this:

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/bitsp...wc-66g-bp.html

According to EK's compatibility checker 2070 waterblocks are "coming soon".
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I think the 2070 reference board is smaller then the 2080's tho.
Apparently is Bitspower implying that their waterblock covers both the 2070 ref and 2080 atleast.

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2070 + WB damn near buys you a 2080 though.
True, but the current price of 750€ is in my opinion too much for a GPU. Anyway with a 2080 compatible waterblock, I can upgrade in the future.

Also my current CPU would be bottlenecking a 2080.
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You can usually easily see which cards are reference by looking at the PCB @ the PCIE connector. It will have Nvidia on it. Always.
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Old 30-01-19, 03:01 PM
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You can usually easily see which cards are reference by looking at the PCB @ the PCIE connector. It will have Nvidia on it. Always.
Good to know. Thanks!
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Old 30-01-19, 03:19 PM
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Good to know. Thanks!
I typed up some more but then pizza came lol. Also, look at the back plate of the card in question and compare the screw holes to a stock PCB. I believe GamersNexus have stripped one.
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