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post #1 of 36
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Hi all a quick question,

I am going to get a GTX 580 for my new build and have decided to water cool it. Now i have to get a reference design so the waterblock fits. Now i presume that pretty much all GTX 580s are reference designs at the moment, so should i just buy the cheapest GTX 580 available; which happens to be an Asus.

There is no difference in quality is there?
post #2 of 36
Lots of people will tell you to get the Asus anyways. As the 3 year warranty is done by serial number only so its basically transferable if you were to sell the card.
post #3 of 36
No all are the same. Personally I don't believe u will need to watercool it. 580s run cool an quiet. Especially in Norway
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If you want to water cooled I suggest you buy this I ll give you the link it's almost same price after water cooling it by yourself and you have a warranty too
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

That's the beat choice for you
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Ok Thanks for the replies, I'll grab the Asus.

@SadSoul, it might be cold in Norway, but it's hot inside, we don't let the inside of the house get to -20 you know hehe .
post #6 of 36
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If you want to water cooled I suggest you buy this I ll give you the link it's almost same price after water cooling it by yourself and you have a warranty too
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

That's the beat choice for you
Too bad that block sucks compared to almost every other on the market.

And costs more than a 580 costs w/ block...
post #7 of 36
They do run cool and quiet, until you OC.

(and/or sli and surround vision)
post #8 of 36
Get a EK block and be done with it. They look awesome and are always top performers. I have one on my gtx480 and it does a great job.
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If you want to water cooled I suggest you buy this I ll give you the link it's almost same price after water cooling it by yourself and you have a warranty too
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

That's the beat choice for you
Yea i've seen that card (it looks nice too) and it costs just over 6000NOK. I can buy the GTX 580 for 3999NOK and the waterblock for 900NOK so it's cheaper to buy the block in addition to the card.

Thanks for the input though i was considering that card for a while, but it's quite a bit cheaper for me to just buy the waterblock in addition.
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Get a EK block and be done with it. They look awesome and are always top performers. I have one on my gtx480 and it does a great job.
The one I'm looking at is an EK-FC580 Acetel.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...tx-acetal.html
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