View Full Version : MSI GTX580 Lightning ... any ideas on how to water cool this thing?
03-28-2011, 11:52 AM
So, trying to figure ways to get this card under water.
I know it's a pain in the axx, since there's no non-reference water blocks... but do you have any ideas on ways to use water as cooling?
I only thought about the small gpu blocks, some copper heat sinks in memories and vrms ... and a fan flowing fresh air into the entire pcb ...
But i really don't know if this will be any good or if i will get any benefits ...
Any ideas on how to water cool this little beast are welcomed :)
03-28-2011, 11:56 AM
No need to watercool 580 Lightning.
The card is running cool, even with the fans at Auto and 900mhz+ it will not get over 70c. All stock it will barely get to 65c even .. and thats furmark :)
03-28-2011, 12:05 PM
Oh... nice :) what core oc did you managed to get?
03-30-2011, 05:19 AM
Well.. that depands purely on the GPU.
The card i got here isnt particulary good at aircooling.
But 950+ should be possible on nearly all cards.
(Memory on Lightning is very very good though. 1300 air / stock voltage)
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05-24-2011, 04:20 PM
I tested the MCW80 awhile back. With 480 Lightning that block works with the stock PWM/mem cooling plate in place, it's very likely the 580 is no different. I'd go for the biggest rad you can get.
05-25-2011, 02:26 PM
I use XSPC rasa, fits nice with the lightning VRM+Mem cooling sleeve. Works nice on 6970 lightning as well.
05-27-2011, 10:05 AM
Hey Splave, how are the temps with that water block and VRM+Mem cooling sleeve on? I've been wanting to get this card for a long time but have held off due to lack of water cooling solution.
Also what VRM+Mem cooling sleeve are you referring to?
05-27-2011, 12:26 PM
The core cooling and memory etc cooling are seperate.
Temps are awesome with decent case flow.
05-27-2011, 01:14 PM
Ahh so your just using the stock cooling plate for the mem and vrm that came with it?
05-31-2011, 12:30 PM
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