Do certain types of waterblocks prevent crossfire? Last Question, Orde

crewxp

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Hey, I have a 4870, and I need a waterblock for it. But I've read that some are bigger than others and dont allow crossfire. 2 Questions that are hopefully answered before I order, so I dont make the wrong decision.

1.) Will any of these cards not let me do crossfire? Which is the worst one?

2.) Also.. I'm guessing all 3 blocks will take up the pci-e slot next to my card, right?

I'm debating between a...

MCW60-4870
http://www.crazypc.com/products/mcw60-4870-9366.html
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Heatkiller Gpu-X2 4870
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25222
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and a EK-FC4870 (EK Radeon Water Block for 4870)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7881/

Thanks A LOT!! Once I buy this, I can complete my new i7 setup! Cant wait!
 

rubix_1011

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I use the MCW60's in SLI...they work fine and you can use them on several different cards with the different mount brackets. You just need RAM sinks. Typically, your waterblocks will take up about the same room as the traditional 2x PCI slot coolers, but don't take my word on it.
 

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