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Will a Maze5 fit an 8800gtx?

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I'm moving on from my x1900xtx and I'm going to get an 8800gtx. Does anyone know if the 4-hole fittings that I currently use with my maze5 fir the 8800 too? Can I buy new fittings and not a whole block?

EDIT: The maze5 is offered for both nvidia and ATI cards and they both have the 4-hole fitting selection so I think it might work. ANybody know for sure?
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Well I don't know if they fit or not but I know they're not compatible anyway since the copper area on the maze5 is much smaller than the G80 core itself so it won't cool efficiently.
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Looks like I'll have to drop another $100 for a new block. Damn.
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post #4 of 9
Yup, they will not fit. The mounting pins are built directly into the block top. Danger Den is not selling new block tops so they will fit.
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post #5 of 9
FYI

The swiftech MCW60 has a raised portion that is also not large enough to cover the entire IHS, however I believe it is just large enough to cover the die under the IHS.

When I was first mounting my MCW60 at first I had the inclination to sand/lap that step off, but I figured swiftech knows what they are doing and if they are selling it with a G80 adapter kit now, it should be fine. I've also seen several good results with it, so I figured I'd try it as is first. Still waiting for my replacement PSU to test, but it's ready to go.
    
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post #6 of 9
^^ i would still go with a full block though, as buying an MCW-60 and a G80 adapater kit is just as much...
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post #7 of 9
Yeah but the Swifty block isn't as restrictive and it wont dump all that ram heat into your loop...
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post #8 of 9
Yeah I like the swiftech block because of this:



That's only about 2 psi drop at 2 gal/min which is about what you get from a good flowing CPU block.

The D-tek fuzion gfx is over 3 times that much:


Most of the full coverage blocks won't even post what their pressure drops are. So if a manufacturer doesn't post what it is, I'm inclined to think it's not a selling point!
    
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If I have to lower my overclock, so be it. My loop is already a little too hot for my liking and I can drastically turn it down by lowering 100-200mhz
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