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Yeah airflow should be alright.

I was just wondering if the heatsink of the SB would be heated up if I placed the card right next to it.


Right now I am hating the GTX 580.
The moment I am sure about getting the Lightning I get a deal on a ref Palit 580 with waterblock.

I am thinking right now ...watercooled ref should cool better but surely not overclock as high as a Lightning.
Not highly binned, 6 phases,no 2x8pin , ****ty VRM´s etc won´t ensure a good oc.
I think it is pretty ironic that an aircooled card has more oc potential than a watercooled ref one^^
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Its not like you need a really high OC on a 580 to begin with. Even at stock they are plenty powerful enough for most any game...
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Any wait a tick....You have 2 twin frozr 3's in your sig rig....yet you are asking a ton of questions about the lightning....It is the same cooler....
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Any wait a tick....You have 2 twin frozr 3's in your sig rig....yet you are asking a ton of questions about the lightning....It is the same cooler....
No I had already ordered them that is why I got them in the sig but I canceled the order and got Lightning now.

Gotta change sig

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The TWFIII is a very nice cooler
Hope my Lightning will outperform the stupid Matrix^^
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Personally I'd never get a one of those. The stock cad with exhuasting putside is more than enough.
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No I had already ordered them that is why I got them in the sig but I canceled the order and got Lightning now.

Gotta change sig

And I can rep anyone I want.


The TWFIII is a very nice cooler
Hope my Lightning will outperform the stupid Matrix^^
You should be fine don't worry. It does exhaust all over inside the case but it's not as bad as it sounds. I was running a 6970 lightning (same type cooler as gtx580 lightning) with a 5870, and a 5970 which has artic cooling accelero cooler. Both the lightning and the artic cooler were exhausting hot air all over my case but they were still in my safe zone which is below 80C 100% load.
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That isn´t good because it will exhaust into the southbridge heatsink.
I got the X58A-OC and PCIE Slot 1 /Slot 3 are 16x Lanes.

Where should I put the Lightning?



Also here my case the Little Devil V8 just imagine the watercooling stuff wasn´t there^^
The fans would be in that position .
1x140mm rear exhaust
4x120mm top exhaust
1x140mm front intake

would that be ok for the Lighting?

Yeah and even if it puts a lot of air into my case.
^ These will be the exhaust of my case...even though tey are only 800RPM fans I hope they still will suck up most of the heat from the Lightning
Cause I wanna hit 1 GHZ minimum for benching and for gaming 950 probably

And just to confirm again.

A member has already said that installing the Lightning in slot 1 of my Board (pic above) won´t bother the SB heatsink.
Since the card also exhaust into that direction.

Can anyone else confirm this?
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Yeah and even if it puts a lot of air into my case.
^ These will be the exhaust of my case...even though tey are only 800RPM fans I hope they still will suck up most of the heat from the Lightning
Cause I wanna hit 1 GHZ minimum for benching and for gaming 950 probably

And just to confirm again.

A member has already said that installing the Lightning in slot 1 of my Board (pic above) won´t bother the SB heatsink.
Since the card also exhaust into that direction.

Can anyone else confirm this?
It won't really affect your SB heatsink so no worry.
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It won't really affect your SB heatsink so no worry.
Alright then it is all settled

Hope my Lightning 580 will be a success
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Alright then it is all settled

Hope my Lightning 580 will be a success
It will be great success! I like!

Yeah with heatsinks as abnormally big as the ones on the X58A-OC you shouldn't even worry about chipset temperatures.

And you are correct with your statement saying that you will need more exhaust than intake for that type of card. My cousin has a EVGA GTX 460 FTW with the center fan exhaust to case design and he had an intake blowing straight on the card and the thing would overheat on stock clocks every 10 mins! So we reversed the fan and made it exhaust and the thing runs flawlessly because we were feeding too much intake and not enough exhaust.

as long as there is sufficient airflow (800-1000RPM should be enough) you won't see any issues. Then again I've never worked with something as massive as the Little Devil V8 (little, HA)

Good luck man and remember if something isn't working out you still have the option to turn those 4 fans around to intake and see if that helps.
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