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Has all-in-one watercooling gone too far?

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Saw this on techpowerup:

http://www.techpowerup.com/150702/PNY-Laun...hics-Cards.html

 

Seemed legit, turns out it is:

http://www3.pny.com/GTX-580-Liquid-Cooled-...-P3016C470.aspx

 

But will a single 2inch thick 120mm radiator be able to cool a CPU and 580 GPU? Could you overclock them?

 

I also notice that there is still a fan on the card.....

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u hvaent seen this then yet have u..

 

http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_car...500/gtx580.html

Ive seen that before. Zotac has a similar one. I think CoolIT supplies their coolers.

http://www.techpowerup.com/150058/ZOTAC-Un...-Solutions.html

 

I always thought one of those and a Corsair H-series for the cpu would make a great, simple dual loop set up.

 

But a gpu and cpu in one loop with a single fan rad? I don't know......

 

I found a video for anyone interested:

 

Turns out they make one without the cpu loop.

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bahahahah i dont see how thats gonna cool both effectively.. especially if its running on an AMD chip which run much cooler than intel.. if the gpu cools down to say 50-60degs, thats awesome for the gpu.. but thats high for an amd chip.. lol add to that both overclocked, and ull run into some massive problems with stability hahah

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Saw this on techpowerup:

http://www.techpowerup.com/150702/PNY-Laun...hics-Cards.html

 

Seemed legit, turns out it is:

http://www3.pny.com/GTX-580-Liquid-Cooled-...-P3016C470.aspx

 

But will a single 2inch thick 120mm radiator be able to cool a CPU and 580 GPU? Could you overclock them?

 

I also notice that there is still a fan on the card.....

I managed to run 2 GTX480s and a very hot i7 930 off a single slim 2x120mm rad, so I guess anything is possible....

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Yup, my radiator setup is capable of dissipating ~1Kw output easily, but flowrate is most of what affects this loop rather than rad space.

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it would want a fan that can rev up to ~3k rpm

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Yup, my radiator setup is capable of dissipating ~1Kw output easily, but flowrate is most of what affects this loop rather than rad space.

this +1

 

those built in pumps are crap. no way would a GTX580 and cpu be cooled effectively. needs more RAD!!! needs more PUMP!!! needs less price tag as you can build your own loop for that garbage price!

 

i just picked up 2 black ice GTX 360's 2 Ek vga plexi HF's 2 ddc's with tops and reservoirs for under 300.

 

hasnt gone too far but its verging on it. however this rubbish is for OEM and people who dont want to risk builind a custom loop. if they wana do this properly why not do a universal gpu block and rad setup with heatsinks and a low profile fan for the v.reg etc? least thats the path Id follow.

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lol whats the point of going water if u aint gonna risk it! thats half the fun! making sure u havent fucked up! :P

 

and the other half is how fkn awesome it looks when its done and running properly lol

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I'm using GTX480 as well... although, others would say there's no need to use sophisticated cooling system, it's still a requirement for a fast machine.

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well its kinda noisy as we expected

wouldnt mind seeing another review and what is actually on the gpu under that plastic...

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Only $560 for the GPU+CPU! A 580 on its own is about $500, so that's really good value.

 

I just saw the pics of the unit, and it appears to just be an Antec 620 rad and tubes for the GPU-only, and a 920 rad/pump/bloc/tubes with the GPU added inline for the other one. Considering the 920 is $100+ on its own, that's a damn good price.

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hmm those results may be skewed, iirc the GTX580's will lock power consumption when it detects furmark running so it can end up using less power than a normal game... or something.

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hmm those results may be skewed, iirc the GTX580's will lock power consumption when it detects furmark running so it can end up using less power than a normal game... or something.

If we assume he tested the stock GTX580 the same way, it's still reasonably valid.

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Those tests are kind of annoying, because he didn't include a reference 580 to compare to. It was like, 'well the water cooled 580 comes out on top in this test'... obviously, because the next best contenders were the 570 and 6970.

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Those tests are kind of annoying, because he didn't include a reference 580 to compare to. It was like, 'well the water cooled 580 comes out on top in this test'... obviously, because the next best contenders were the 570 and 6970.

There's a stock card listed here.

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I'd never say anything has 'Gone too far'. As long as it works then it all comes down to price and if you want it. I'd imagine there would be a lot of people interested in all in 1 watercooling sets for their GPUs.

 

From the slide above it looks like it does a decent job!

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