MSI RTX 2070 Ventus watercooled with Swiftech MCW50 (New mounting hole dimensions)

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  1. VoodooNinja

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    The RTX 2070's have new mounting hole dimensions. Going all the way back to the GTX 8000 series, the dimesions were 58mm x 58mm. With the RTX 2070's, they went to a wider dimension on the width. Now the dimension is 74mm x 58mm. I have been using a Swiftech MCW50 waterblock since 2004 and Swiftech had a few different brackets back then that have kept me going from until now. I ended up fabricating a bracket. Works great!

    Most RTX 2070's went to the new hole dimensions. Zotac, EVGA, Nvidia FE, etc. A few may have not.

    I also included a pic of the heatsinks that are mounted on the MSI RTX 2070 Ventus. IMG_0768.JPG IMG_0762.JPG IMG_0769.JPG IMG_0765.JPG
     
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  2. hititnquitit

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    nice job, youve definitely gotten your moneys worth out of that block! ive got a mcw82 on a gtx580 and it works great. temps have never gone above 50c with it and it only cost 25 bucks!
     
  3. cyberguyz

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    That style of block does not help the video power management or ram. They were OK for the older cards since those parts didn't throw out quite as much heat. Since you removed the stock cooler is there some plan to actively cool those parts with a fan blowing at it or something? Some nice copper ram sinks would be a good idea as well.
     
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    Thanks. My MCW50 has been on a Radeon 9800 Pro, 8800 GTS, GTX760, GTX 1060, and GTX1070. Also, I'm still using the (2003) MCW5000 on my current CPU. I had to make a bracket for it too. I figure, why upgrade those components. They were solidly made and work! My Swiftech MCP 600 pump has been running for 14+ years!

    It depends on how quiet I want my system, but at max radiator fan rpm's, my RTX 2070 idles at around 28C and hits 42C under max load. Currently I keep the system almost silent, and the idle temps are around 32C with max load temps around 56C.
     
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    DDR6 doesn't run hot enough to require ramsinks. I also, carefully pick out a card that will work with a universal block. They must have separate heatsinks attached to the PCB for the power components and not the main cooler. I always have had multiple 80 mm fans blowing directly on the card from the bottom of the case. The power components are much cooler than with the stock setup. I have never had and issue with this waterblock on a 9800PRO,8800GTS, GTX760, GTX1060, GTX1070. Last card to have separate ram and vrm heatsinks was the GTX8800 and GTX760.

    In several of the photos above and below, you can see the housings to the fans directly below the ram and the power management heatsink.


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  6. hititnquitit

    hititnquitit Limp Gawd

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    damn dude! 14yo pump is killer! very well thought out cooling solution ;) i especially like the stacked look of your 80s. ive got some oooold ddcs that are around 12-14yo but they dont work anymore lol. thats incredible bang for your buck youve got there. just goes to show you dont need to spend $5 or $600 to build a solid loop.
     
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    Yeah the Swiftech MCP600/original Laing D5 is before the Chinese cloners started putting out their copies. Had one of the Swiftechs many years ago. It was the cream of the crop pump back then.
     
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    Also, if you recall, they updated the pump head assembly and gave it free to original owner's of the MCP600. The original design had some issues and they replaced the thrust head bearing with a ceramic design. It made it bulletproof, as I can attest to. I estimate that my pump has been running for approx 18,000 hours or more since I swapped out the head.

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    Here is a better pic of the card with the MCW50 mounted. IMG_0784.JPG IMG_0785.JPG
     
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