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Just ordered this Swiftech Apogee XT waterblock for my i7 950 on my Gigabyte X58A UD5 Rev. 2.0 Mobo.. On a site I read it will not fit cause of close caps.. Anyone know if this specific block is one of the revised ones that is made to fit??? PLZ HELP..

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...cture=Swiftech

This is where I purchased it from and there is no returns so Im screwed.. I wish they would have warned me like this one store did where it said it will not fit the gigabyte x58 extreme and non etc boards...
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Really with stuff like that it's really hit and miss. Gigabyte is supposed to conform to intel's specifications on socket clearance, and if they don't some coolers might not fit.

Your only chance really is to wait until you receive the block and then see if it fits. If it doesn't I'm sure you can sell the block to someone quickly enough.
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No I hear what you mean but I was wondering would swiftech have remade them to fit like I read on a website.. nowhere do I see a place to buy a revised one or anything.. Apparently they remade it to fit.. I hope im not screwed lol. One site was nice enough to say this block will NOT fit the gigabyte 1366 boards.. http://www.crazypc.com/products/apogee-xt-93930.html
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Im wondering also if it makes a difference having the x58a-ud5 as opposed to the ex58-ud5... they are all rev. 1.0 boards and I have the 2nd revision of the x58a-ud5. lol. I guess I will have to wait and see. If anyone knows for sure please let me know.. and maybe installation advice would be much appreciated. Thanks for the reply though charliehorse55. Also it will be my first trip into the watercooling world. I figured go for the better swiftech block as opposed to the Zalman block I was considering.. Go big or go home I was once told
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Waterblock manufacturers can be very sneaky in updating their blocks, EK did this with their EK Supreme HF Full Nickel/Copper blocks as they changed them to support two large compression fittings.

Since you have a later revision of the board they have most likely fixed the issue, but you never know.
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This is what i'm hoping for.. either a revision to the waterblock or a revision to the board lol.. thanks again.
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"ISSUE:

We have just uncovered an interference issue with Gigabyte boards socket 1366, X58 chipset; the model numbers are: GA-EX58-EXTREME, GA-EX58-UD3R GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI, GA-EX58-UD4P and GA-EX58-UD5.

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:

All these boards feature a group of caps located flush with the CPU socket (left hand side , between socket and I/O ports).

The edge of the Apogee XT copper base plate is slightly interfering with these caps by a few tenth of a millimeter. This may prevent proper installation, and could cause damage to the board.

OTHER MAKES AND MODELS:

In the best of our knowledge, the issue is STRICTLY limited to the above mentioned Gigabyte models, and does not affect ANY other models or brands on the market at this time.

RESOLUTION:

We are in the process of implementing a fix for this, consisting in adding a chamfer to the Apogee XT base plate that will provide sufficient clearance for these caps. Validation of the solution will be finalized by Monday October 12th. All Apogee XT blocks will subsequently receive the revision.

Early adopters of the Apogee XT and owners of the Gigabyte boards are advised of the following:

While it has been reported to us that it is possible to carefully mount the block by gently nudging the caps to the left while mating the block to the CPU, we do not recommend using the Apogee XT with these boards until a revision to the base plate has been implemented.

Users can either return their block to the point of purchase for a full refund, or send us back their block directly for an immediate revision. All efforts will be made to maintain a turnaround time of 24 hours.

Please contact Michelle@swiftech.com if you have the above issue.

We do apologize for the inconvenience.
Just got this answer from swiftech tech support."

Just read this.. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Im pumped lol.
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