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So I just picked up a couple gigabyte gtx 580's from a member on here, and I only just barely realized they may not be reference design. Here is a link to what newegg has for it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...gigabyte%20580
Anyway, I intend to put both under water, and I was wondering if it was possible to watercool these. If it is, can any block be used? I wanted to use the DD block, but...I'll settle for anything, if it means I can keep these under water. Thanks in advance

Also, as a sidenote, I also ordered a 1200W TT PSU, so I'm prepared for the upgrade
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Any full cover 580 block will work fine.


I wouldn't get one of the smaller generic water blocks for it since all that RAM needs cooling too, not just the core.
    
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Any full cover 580 block will work fine.


I wouldn't get one of the smaller generic water blocks for it since all that RAM needs cooling too, not just the core.
but do you know if that is reference pcb? if it's not reference, it wont fit.

edit: I don't think this is reference pcb so.. no
Edited by mekaw - 3/26/11 at 4:06am
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I have confirmed that this is not a reference design, so in theory it should not be able to have the standard 580 blocks on it. However, I have not been able to find any pics of the card without the heatsink on it, so I think I'll take that off when I get it to see how it compares to a standard 580. I also emailed DangerDen to see what they could do for me, but I'm not too hopeful right now. However, I'm actually pretty fine with it, as I've seen multiple reviews that state it only gets to 60c on full load, and can reach clocks of 950+ on the core, so it should work fine for me.
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