I need to know if this is a referance pcb

http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=398#Specification

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70111&vpn=AX7970%203GBD5-2DHV3&manufacture=PowerColor

i really badly need to know if this is referance pcb considering i will be taking off the cololer later on and will be putting a water block on it

This is a good website to help you check if it is a reference design and what waterblocks you can get for your card :)

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

great no cards are referance this is actually annoying