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YES IT FITS! AND WORKS! (ek GTX480 WATERBLOCK ON GTX580)

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So my step up from evga finally came in the other day and I stepped up from a gTX480 to GTX580, but i already had a waterblock on my GTX 480.

skeptical at first, about whether or not the GTX480 block would fit the 580, i read a lot of forums and and read a lot of opinions and even inquired about it to EK. they all said no it wouldnt fit properly and it wouldnt be effective.

WELL WHOS LAUGHING NOW!?!?

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I'm sitting happily at 53 degrees on load and 29 idle.

with a dremel and a couple of zip ties the EVGA gtx480 back plate works too! (and its better than the GTX580 back plate as there is no thermal pad for it)

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post #2 of 12
awesome man, congrats!
post #3 of 12
mhm, and VRM temps?
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by pangeltveit;12102769 
mhm, and VRM temps?

not sure how to get a measurement for those, but it does make full contact with 1.5mm thermal pads over them.


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post #5 of 12
Cool mod, this'll save a few people some money
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nice one mate FTP!
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post #7 of 12
I've been running my 580 on the 480 block for a couple months now, just to make sure there is good contact on the vrms you can use some nuts, bolts & washers to lock down the back end. Doesn't look as pretty but it works.
It was working fine without those, but i wanted to be sure.
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420;12103407 
I've been running my 580 on the 480 block for a couple months now, just to make sure there is good contact on the vrms you can use some nuts, bolts & washers to lock down the back end. Doesn't look as pretty but it works.
It was working fine without those, but i wanted to be sure.

what overclocks were you able to achieve?
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post #9 of 12
On water I managed 1000/2300 for vantage @ ~1.19V (can't remember if 1.188 or 1.193, one of those).
    
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damn. looking at your tubes makes me want to replace the one's that came with my rasa kit.

looks like you're using man juice as a coolant...
    
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