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    Default Water blocks for the GF110 (gtx 580)

    anyone know if they are out yet?
    But But it worked in Dev!

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    Um... lolwhut? It's entire design of the cooler is based around a self-contained liquid recycling system with special paste. You may actually decrease efficency by changing the cooler. Not sure why you'd want to pay for an item where probably 25% of your cost is for the cooler then go and change it.
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    I'm with Rabb1t on this one, stick with stock, don't void your warranty. Get a better case that can push air fairly well if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hool View Post
    I'm with Rabb1t on this one, stick with stock, don't void your warranty. Get a better case that can push air fairly well if needed.
    that what i was told to find out about
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    You shouldn't be having issues with it if you didn't have issues before, as this likely runs about the same or cooler than whatever your previous Nvidia card was.

    Check list...

    Do you have at least 1' of clearance behind your case?
    Do you have at least 6" of clerance to one side of the case?
    Do you have at least 2' of clearance to the other side of the case?
    Do you have at least 6" clerance above the case?
    Is the front of the case open/clear?
    Do you have at least 2 120mm fans?

    If you have all those and you are over heating, something is wrong. If you do, you should have zero problems with heat.

    I'd recommend one of the new Dark Force Antec cases if you have heat issues, or the older 900 type if the DFs are too expensive in your area. (Note there is one that replaces the 900 price range, one that's a hair cheaper, and one that's elebentybillion dollars.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabb1t View Post
    You shouldn't be having issues with it if you didn't have issues before, as this likely runs about the same or cooler than whatever your previous Nvidia card was.

    Check list...

    Do you have at least 1' of clearance behind your case?
    Do you have at least 6" of clerance to one side of the case?
    Do you have at least 2' of clearance to the other side of the case?
    Do you have at least 6" clerance above the case?
    Is the front of the case open/clear?
    Do you have at least 2 120mm fans?

    If you have all those and you are over heating, something is wrong. If you do, you should have zero problems with heat.

    I'd recommend one of the new Dark Force Antec cases if you have heat issues, or the older 900 type if the DFs are too expensive in your area. (Note there is one that replaces the 900 price range, one that's a hair cheaper, and one that's elebentybillion dollars.)
    aye we want to test the stock cooling to a water block
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    *blink* I don't think you understand the bit where I'm saying it already is a water block. If you haven't seen it yet, find the launch footage that they did where they showed off the 'Aliens vs. Triangles'. They explain it's advanced liquid-recycling cooling block. Seriously, I think a standard liquid cooling wouldn't be any better unless you are talking about something like a $250+ system. Which, added to the cost of said block for the GTX 580 (last I saw one for the 9 series it was running at $150) would practically pay for half of a second GTX 580, it just wouldn't make sense to do it. If you have absurd amounts of monies to throw away, just get two. You'd get such redonculous FPS you wouldn't need to OC under liquid.

    Now, if you are trying to break the already broken world record or something, that's different.
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