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post #1 of 11
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So I have my eVGA GTX 480 and it's got a DD Nickel Copper block and it has worked great for me.


With summer coming, It is about to get even hotter in my house and between my quad core overclocked and this 480 it's pushing the limits of my water-loop. I'm debating upgrading to the 580.


The 590 would make things even harder on my Loop, so that is probably out of the question, but I'm thinking of buying the 580 Hydro and selling my 480.. Would it be worth the price? and does it put out less heat?
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post #2 of 11
No it's not worth it to get the Hydro since it's overpriced. Heck even a regular 580 is still a little too pricey for the performance compared to the 480 at today's price.
post #3 of 11
The GTX 580 is a great card but not worth it if you already have a 480. You would be better off spending the $$$ on a 2nd RAD to better cool what you already have.
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post #4 of 11
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get a second rad, not sure where to put it though.

and quieter fans as they are starting to annoy me. the GT 1850's I have.
Is there fans better than the GT's yet, they were the best when I bought them. I have the cash now to do what I want. That is all, just not ready for full rebuild yet. but considering doing that
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post #5 of 11
Yeah I would stick another rad out side of your case. Or anywhere you can.
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post #6 of 11
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meh, internal FTW.. maybe just get a 580 on air, they aren't to loud are they?
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post #7 of 11
I went the other route.

I just ordered another rad and block for my second 470, but I have no case and use the old open bench method next to a window where my current rad is sitting exhausting air outside. Once I get my second rad it will go there as well and I'll have 5 fans pushing all that heat right outside where it belongs.

I used plexiglass to fill in the open gap in the window, seems to work perfectly thus far.
    
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post #8 of 11
Go ahead. It's your money, the majority will tell you it's not really worth it for the minimal performance boost.
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If you have a basement relocate your machine there
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post #10 of 11
Either add an external rad or shop around in the Wanted section for 580 with waterblocks. To answer your question the GTX 580 isn't loud or that hot, but in relation to the fact that you already have a 480 on a waterblock, it will be blowing much hotter air out the back of your case than the heat your 480 makes. So you won't be solving anything by going to a GTX 580 on air.

As far as the wanted section goes, I know someone selling 2x GTX 580s with or without waterblocks. *Hint: Look at my sig."
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