Closed Solved

3 way SLI GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2 w\o watercooling?

Due to a ridiculous amount of luck I have come upon three of these babies. However, I don't know about\want a water cooling system. Is it still possible to use these cards without water cooling them? Would they heat up too much? Can I safely remove the water blocks on the cards?
13 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about hydro copper watercooling
  1. You could put aftermarket air coolers on them, but you couldn't run them without any kind of cooling.

    Edit: But for the price of three aftermarket air coolers you could put together a quality watercooling loop to take care of all three of them, since your cards already have the waterblocks in place.
  2. I don't have any water cooling experience, and where I live water cooling supplies other than self contained CPU coolers are scarce and very expensive.

    I've never used VGA coolers before. Won't I need to remove the waterblocks first to install them? Will they fit in a 3 way SLI setup? My mobo is an Asus Rampage III Extreme.
  3. Yes, you'll have to remove the waterblocks. Whether or not they fit depends on what coolers you get. If they're double-slot you should have no problem, but triple-slots won't work.
  4. Best answer
    Sell them all ! get 2 new cards and pocket the rest
  5. spentshells said:
    Sell them all ! get 2 new cards and pocket the rest

    Yeah this is what I would do, why would you even need 3?
  6. Hmm. Selling them is a great idea. What is the best place to sell such hardware? Ebay?
  7. Yeah, eBay them.
  8. It would be a shame to pass up the chance to run 3 580's in tri-sli, no it would be a sin. I'd do the research and build a custom loop. Swiftech is a good place to start looking. I don't know what kind of case you have but check this out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbwoggSbCxo
  9. tinmann said:
    It would be a shame to pass up the chance to run 3 580's in tri-sli, no it would be a sin. I'd do the research and build a custom loop. Swiftech is a good place to start looking. I don't know what kind of case you have but check this out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbwoggSbCxo

    I still feel this way as well.
  10. I have an Obsidian 800D. If you guys can direct me to a good water cooling installing guide, I will give it a shot.
  11. Good start right here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265776-29-watercooling-info-faqs-links-stickies

    And then there are sites that are dedicated to enthusiast overclocking, which obviously includes DIY watercooling:
    http://www.overclockers.com/beginners-guide-water-cooling/

    And many others, but that should get you started.
  12. Best answer selected by Anthias.
  13. This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Gtx Water Cooling SLI Graphics Product