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post #1 of 17
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Just seeing how many people would be interested in water blocks for the new 3GB GTX 580's. It seems the water block manufacturers are on the fence about producing them and it would be nice to show support.
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post #2 of 17
Where are the memory chips? Are they just higher density modules or are they soldered to the backside of the card? Because I can see the latter being a big engineering consideration for water block manufacturers.
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post #3 of 17
Correct me if I am wrong here but non reference designs and configs rarely get a water block.
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EK already announced they are working on creating a waterblock for these Gainward/Palit non-reference cards. All the memory is on the front.
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post #5 of 17
This needs to be done! I will buy three! I hope the block and card fit together in a single slot. I just picked up a 240gb OCZ Revodrive X2 and if the card and block fit in one slot, I can fit the pcie x4 revo ssd in the extra slot originally meant for a dedicated physx card on this evga classified mobo.
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post #6 of 17
Hope i can use on of those non-reference for a GTX580 Direct CU II ... do you think it will be possible?
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post #7 of 17
doubtful, those blocks are machined to cover as much of the core chips/components as possible and every time a card leaves reference design ANYTHING can be ANYWHERE on the card leading to possible shorts/overheating core components. if you are really wanting to water cool the GPU's your best bet is to stick to reference cards or the select few non reference (if any) who get WB love
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doubtful, those blocks are machined to cover as much of the core chips/components as possible and every time a card leaves reference design ANYTHING can be ANYWHERE on the card leading to possible shorts/overheating core components. if you are really wanting to water cool the GPU's your best bet is to stick to reference cards or the select few non reference (if any) who get WB love
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why buy a non reference card with a custom cooler, if you plan on water cooling?
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post #9 of 17
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Tiborr (EK rep) over at XS posted some pics of the soon to be released 3GB GTX580 blocks:



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post #10 of 17
Im actually kinda pissed i didnt find out about the 3gb versions of the 580 till after i purchased my 2 evga sc'd 580s, and waterblocks, il jus wait for maxwell or maybe kepler, cuz to buy these cards now would be such a loss, cuz id have to sell my 580s n ek blocks at a loss
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