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The MCW60 fits. I've seen it done. And it's guaranteed by Swiftech themslves. It's what I plan on doing. I'm having some trouble testing my quad on stock air, new mobo. Aparently its having difficulties reading my dual vista/xp boot. Anways, swiftech.com shows the mcw60 fitting on the card. They say you need a MCW80 adapter kit, but you don't. It's actually more difficult. In the forums people complained but said the regular standard fit kit fits just fine.

.. and I'm sorry to hear about all that bad news. We'll get through this!!!
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Thanks for the suggestion. Right after I posted that, I visited Dtek, and found their gfx block. Right at the bottom of the page, they said that it was supported by the HD2900. Id heard that it did pretty well, so I went with that block. It'll go well with my Dtek Fuzion. 2-3 day shipping from UPS was only like $6, So I went with that, hopefully it'll be here around Wednesday.
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Thanks for the suggestion. Right after I posted that, I visited Dtek, and found their gfx block. Right at the bottom of the page, they said that it was supported by the HD2900. Id heard that it did pretty well, so I went with that block. It'll go well with my Dtek Fuzion. 2-3 day shipping from UPS was only like $6, So I went with that, hopefully it'll be here around Wednesday.
In several tests using 8800s for fuzion (fgx), mcw60, and stealth (rev 1) the mcw60 won by a clear couple of degrees. And fuzions are quite restricted which is why I chose to get the swiftech. But they probably both perform the same and now we can compare them (somewhat). Yours will probably be much better till I can upgrade my mcr220 that will cool my quad and 2900 to a 360 or mcr320.

Can't wait to see the results. I hope to have mine done by about that time, hopefully. My cordless drill died today. (Craftsman is worthless).... Well the charger died. I'm going to go take a look at some corded ones tonight at HD, so until I can get those holes drilled I can't get my tubing where it needs to be.
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Both of my 2900xt's had way too much TIM.
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Yeah thats some sick looking TIM application no doubt.....I always pull off my volt reg's NB an SB and lap and replace the TIM...Thats what it looks like under them to most of the time....Nassssty...
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It's a good thing its not conductive or they'd have massive amounts of DOA cards/mobos
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0rion,



Got more in my work log in my sig

I wasted 15 minutes getting the G80 Adapter in and had to take it out and put the regular mounting plate in. Hope yours fit as well as mine did!
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I cant wait to get my setup all done, I just overclocked my G0 to 2.8ghz with no vcore change, or any bios settings at all for that matter, and its running 62/58/62/58 on the cores under load. Cant wait to see what this chip and gpu are capable of when they're all water cooled and overclocked

edit: that is with the stock cooler, and reseating the cooler 3 times with no AS5 change o_o
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I cant wait to get my setup all done, I just overclocked my G0 to 2.8ghz with no vcore change, or any bios settings at all for that matter, and its running 62/58/62/58 on the cores under load. Cant wait to see what this chip and gpu are capable of when they're all water cooled and overclocked

edit: that is with the stock cooler, and reseating the cooler 3 times with no AS5 change o_o
overclocked with the stock cooler ??? Stock coolers (Intel) have really come a long way! Almost looks better than my old Zalman 7700 (Copper versus Intel's Aluminum). Wow had I known that, I would've overclocked mine, was too scared to. I was getting like 48 on load (folding) on an open case.

btw: what rad/pump/tubing do you have for your water cooling rig? They really should add that as a category in the system signature for us water coolers.
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overclocked with the stock cooler ??? Stock coolers (Intel) have really come a long way! Almost looks better than my old Zalman 7700 (Copper versus Intel's Aluminum). Wow had I known that, I would've overclocked mine, was too scared to. I was getting like 48 on load (folding) on an open case.

btw: what rad/pump/tubing do you have for your water cooling rig? They really should add that as a category in the system signature for us water coolers.
Yep, running the stock cooler. Ill overclock a LOT more when the water is all set. Im using a double heatercore set in the bottom of my case (a big hole there to pull air from the floor) a DD-D5 pump, and 1/2" ID tubing with 1/8" Wall. I wasnt too concerned about reseating the cooler 3 times without reapplying AS5 as I would be watercooling next week and not overclocking much until then.
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