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Hello just built my new rig the other day and played a little Crysis 2. noticed the two 580's were getting near 85 celcius.


look how close these are spaced on my board.... should i consider putting these under water? if so which products do you recommend? i was looking at frozen cpu and they have a 580 piece there but its 150 each!! is that normal for water cooling a gpu? and i'll need toobing, pump, resiviors etc too.... getting a lil expensive but if it must be done....

thoughts and opinions much appreciated!!
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Hmm, have you tried rivatuner or evga precision or MSI afterburner and created a fan profile and increased the fan speed? Might even want to unlock the cards so you can up the fan speed max to 100%.

I have 2 580's in SLI and i have a pretty good profile i setup and they never get over 61c even after 24 hours of GPU folding.
post #3 of 8
You could drop the 2nd 580 down a slot since you have a long SLI bridge. The performance difference between x16/x16 and x16/x8 is negligible and will allow them to run much cooler.

Watercooling is up to you. I wouldn't do it since you have to put so much money into it especially since you don't have a loop already. Not only you will need the blocks but you'll need everything else you mentioned.

edit: I was going off your sig rig, which I see the picture isn't that EVGA motherboard, so that first part of advice is probably irrelevant.
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+1 to spacing cards. Cheapest and fastest solution. Should drop by as much as 10c
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post #5 of 8
First try creating a fan profile curve. If you still see hot temps than it would be worth it to space the cards for a small performance downgrade.
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good points will try the fan speed option, then if that doesn't work I'll will drop down to 8x mode by useing the lower pci-e slot since i do remember reading the full 16x isn't even utilized yet and there is only a few fps diff between the two.

i do need to update my sig rig.... forgot about that, woops gonna do that now...
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post #7 of 8
Try managing those wires a bit better and if your case allows put in a front intake fan, providing you space the hard drives a bit, or adding a side intake fan(that helped my GPU temps a bit as I can recall)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RussianJ View Post
+1 to spacing cards. Cheapest and fastest solution. Should drop by as much as 10c
Yuppers.
Dropped my Radeons 4-7C.

Spread the GPU's or put a fan right on them/near them.
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