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MSI GTX 580 Lightning Triple Overvoltage and waterblocks?

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Does anyone have one of these cards here? or any information regarding how good this triple overvoltage is? I am really interested to see results.

Basicly does it allow higher overclocks? How muich better is it if it does?

And are there any watertblocks coming out for this card?
I looked on the EK site but there is nothing aobut it.

Thoughts?

Thanks, Sir Overkill
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You'll have to use gpu only block.
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Anyone?

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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post #4 of 9
Triple overvoltage is awesome. Check out how you can overvolt the cards:



Every GPU and memory is different so how much it overclocks is going to depend on how good your chips are. Not sure about the waterblock situation.
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I'm not sure but looking at the layout of the PCB it is very similar to the reference board just that the extra vrms and switches which increase the height of the board. So you might be able to use a standard full watercooling block. I have kept the ram/vrm cooler on and just used a swiftech MCW60 with G80 kit that I had lying around and it works fine.
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post #6 of 9
GPU, yes.

VRM, no.

So you can't use a full water block.
    
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The existing air cooler on it does a great job!
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post #9 of 9
It's weird that EK has a block for the Gainward Phantom, but not for the MSI Lightning

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Originally Posted by YerMother View Post
I'm not sure but looking at the layout of the PCB it is very similar to the reference board
Hell no, Lightnings are as non-reference as it gets.
Edited by xFyre - 6/18/11 at 4:51pm
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