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It is hardly any difference and you will have no issue. I cam e to this conclusion from 2 sources.
1* I have two 7970 and 1 is in the 8x exactly as you descibe
2* watch this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSfifE2Domo

As to the glue issue with the cooler, from my research the easy fix is to use some double sided heat pads instead of the glue. If you do use the glue apply it to the heatsinks and then place them on the card. Keeps things a lot cleaner.
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