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Hey guys, I used to run a watercooled core 2 quad on an evga 680i mobo with the a swiftech waterblock. Since then, I have an upgraded rig (intel core i7 980x + dx58so mobo). I was wondering if theres anything I can do to rig this waterblock up to my new cpu/mobo combo without having to replace the whole thing? Maybe some kind of relatively easy custom mount system? Perhaps ridiculous, but it would be nice to be able to re-use this older waterblock on the new rig so I don't have to buy a new one and use the old one as a paper weight.

Thanks guys!
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I don't think it would really be worth trying to mod a mounting bracket. I have never seen anyone do it and I wouldn't recommend it, try selling your block and buy the Raystorm. I think they are about $50 on sale some places.
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Hey guys, I used to run a watercooled core 2 quad on an evga 680i mobo with the a swiftech waterblock. Since then, I have an upgraded rig (intel core i7 980x + dx58so mobo). I was wondering if theres anything I can do to rig this waterblock up to my new cpu/mobo combo without having to replace the whole thing? Maybe some kind of relatively easy custom mount system? Perhaps ridiculous, but it would be nice to be able to re-use this older waterblock on the new rig so I don't have to buy a new one and use the old one as a paper weight.
Thanks guys!

Which block is it? If you mail Swiftech and let them know your situation they may send you or sell you another backplate, which would be cheaper than buying a whole new block.
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I don't think it would really be worth trying to mod a mounting bracket. I have never seen anyone do it and I wouldn't recommend it, try selling your block and buy the Raystorm. I think they are about $50 on sale some places.
I actually realized swiftech sells an alternative mounting bracket for my waterblock to make it compatible with 1366 systems. I e-mailed them yesterday about it but no response so far.
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Which block is it? If you mail Swiftech and let them know your situation they may send you or sell you another backplate, which would be cheaper than buying a whole new block.
I actually realized swiftech sells an alternative mounting bracket for my waterblock to make it compatible with 1366 systems. I e-mailed them yesterday about it but no response so far. I have the swiftech apogee gtx block. Hoping to hear back from them soon
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Yeah I felt silly after I saw that. My e-mail is already out to swiftech so I'll wait to see what they say before I put in my order anyhow.
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