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Hello, anyone know if the EK480 water block will fit a 470 card? I have found a cheaper ek480 block BUT I have a evag 470 card. Just wante to know if they will fit. I am guess the 480 and the 470 share a lot of things with each other???
Thanks,
mlt298
post #2 of 8
It will most likely not fit unfortunately.

GTX 480 ref PCB:



GTX 470 PCB:



As you can see they are quite different in the mofset area and thus the GTX 480 block will NOT work on a GTX 470.
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post #3 of 8
physically different, the 480 is longer too (block is longer too). nope, unfortunately.

edit: if your looking to get a water block for the 470, its difficult at this time for used ones. and seeing all those used 480 blocks in the fs is tempting. but you;ll either just have to wait, or bite the bullet and go new. I did after waiting a couple of months and no used 470 blocks
Edited by wermad - 12/17/10 at 6:01pm
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That's a lot for all the help! I had no idea that the 470 and 480 were so far a part. Now thinking if I should use my evga trade up program to get a 480 lol.
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That's a lot for all the help! I had no idea that the 470 and 480 were so far a part. Now thinking if I should use my evga trade up program to get a 480 lol.
480 isn't an option anymore.
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Doh... just not my day. I really don't want to drop the money on the 580...
post #7 of 8
how about the 570? if you can trade-up for the 480 cheaper than going w/ a new card, go for it. eventually the 4xx will phased out (or its starting to happen now), the 480 > 470, so its a good upgrade non-the-less. if you do decide to trade-up, get a used water block for the 480 asap. I saw couple of them in the fs thread selling less than new. good luck
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well I just started the step up program for a gtx 570! thanks again for all the help.
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Edited by mlt298 - 12/17/10 at 9:25pm
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