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    yup, they released last week, I think and it's cheap too.
    Unfortunately, I don't have i7 for awhile so I'm no rush buying it.

    Swiftech also going to release fullcover block for 4870 or X2 or GTX260 or GTX280 soon....sorry got brain fart this morning can't remember which one exactly now but it's coming.:confused:

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    I need a new CPU block or conversion kit for my i7. I have a GTX though, not a GTZ.

    Anyone know who has an i7 block out there, or if there's other conversion kits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    I need a new CPU block or conversion kit for my i7. I have a GTX though, not a GTZ.

    Anyone know who has an i7 block out there, or if there's other conversion kits?
    Sky, Swiftech do have a new bracket for the GTX, I'm not sure if they're going release it or not.
    The GTZ block base is only 0.5mm smaller than the GTX, so the GTZ bracket might fit the GTX but don't quote me on it.

    I will verify this later.

    EDIT: GOOD NEWS..the GTZ hold down bracket is compatible with the GTX block, so you can use it for your GTX guys.....good job Swiffy, one bracket compatible with two blocks.

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    Awesome! Now I have to find a i7 GTX bracket at an e-tailer......anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    : GOOD NEWS..the GTZ hold down bracket is compatible with the GTX block, so you can use it for your GTX guys.....good job Swiffy, one bracket compatible with two blocks.
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    = anwser to your question sky

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    If you're not in hurry and don't want to pay for the importing fees then you can order from NCIX, they don't have it in stock yet but they will take your order. It's cost $12.99CDN though but I think it is still cheaper to order it from across the border.
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Swiftech

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    Ya Geralt I think the original post was for the GTZ conversion, right? I have the GTX, I'm assuming they're not compatible for upgrade?

    NCIX.......yes, I may just end up going that route. I have a couple 1366 coolers to review before I consider putting the i7 on TEC/H2O so by the time it comes into stock then I should be good.

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    aaa c'mon sky cant you read ????


    DETON FOUND THAT THE GTZ NEW BRACKET FOR i7 IS ALSO COMPALTYBILE WITH GTX (which is the block youre using AFAIK)

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    Ok guys I just want to rest you mind in peace.
    Swiftech LGA1366 hold down bracket is designed for Apogee GTZ and GTX blocks. I personally measured the square openning of both blocks and they are the same measurement of 44.35mm.

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    Is the height/thickness similar? Does it look like there would be problems that way?

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    Stay turne I will measure the block height (bracket to motherboard) of both blocks when I get home from work tonight.

    Sky, I didn't think you're that much concerning. Gabe (Swiftech CEO) said he designed that bracket to fit for both blocks. I think the GTZ and GTX are the same measurement, the only different are the copper base pin matrix and the hold down barket (new design, bulkier).

    The different between the LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets is the distance of the mobo mounting holes. The LGA1366 holes are much far apart (span) than the LGA775 board. Therefore, backplate definitely required or the mobo will warp, crack.

    So beware when you shop a CPU block for LGA1366 socket, make sure it has backplate. Some of other manufaturers don't provide backplate, especially the low end blocks.

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    Ok thanks. Does this GTX/GTZ 1366 adapter come with a backplate too? I don't see any pics that show a backplate, just the top mount.

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    yup, it's included. Here's a pic of retail version, the black square frame is the backplate and the four long white strips is padding. The square opening for the chrome hold down bracket is fit with the Apogee GTX block.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    yup, it's included. Here's a pic of retail version, the black square frame is the backplate and the four long white strips is padding. The square opening for the chrome hold down bracket is fit with the Apogee GTX block.


    back view
    I was wondering while measuring the 4 screws on my GTZ
    against the 4 holes on the Rampage II the GTZ's 4 mounting screws are quite far apart so how will this mounting kit enable the GTZ's 4 screws to pass thru the motherboard's 4 holes?

    EDIT* was wondering the GTZ/GTX gets installed over the chrome/silver plate, then the sliver plate gets bolted thru to the back plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    I was wondering while measuring the 4 screws on my GTZ
    against the 4 holes on the Rampage II the GTZ's 4 mounting screws are quite far apart so how will this mounting kit enable the GTZ's 4 screws to pass thru the motherboard's 4 holes?

    EDIT* was wondering the GTZ/GTX gets installed over the chrome/silver plate, then the sliver plate gets bolted thru to the back plate?
    But you mean the original plate thats on the GTZ ?? Coz if so then AFAIK you will have to unscrew the 4 allen screws pull out the hrome part , which would be the bracket for LGA 775 and replace it with 1366 one. Therefore atm those holes dont fit onto your Rampage

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