Thursday, November 11th 2010

Danger Den Intros Pair of GeForce GTX 580 Full-Coverage Water Blocks

Water-cooling specialist Danger Den is ready with a full-coverage water block for NVIDIA's recently introduced GeForce GTX 580 graphics card, tailored to fit the NVIDIA reference PCB. The DD-GTX580 from Danger Den uses a monolithic copper base and black chrome top. It is available in two variants depending on the base finish: mirrored, and satin copper, which are priced at US $146.95 and $134.95, respectively. Weighing in at 3.20 lbs (1.45 kg), the block cools all critical components, including the GPU, memory chips, and VRM on the obverse side of the PCB.
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20 Comments on Danger Den Intros Pair of GeForce GTX 580 Full-Coverage Water Blocks

#1
[H]@RD5TUFF
Great stuff from Dranger Den as always!
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#2
function69
Yeah, but weighs how much?! What if someone wants two or three way SLI?
Goodbye motherboard!
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#3
bear jesus
It will be interesting to see what kind of overclocks the 580 can do on water compared to the 480.
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#4
pr0n Inspector
by: function69
Yeah, but weighs how much?! What if someone wants two or three way SLI?
Goodbye motherboard!
Did you know
...that cases have screws and holes for you to screw down the cards?


Now you know!
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#5
motasim
... I really like the new GTX 580, and I am quite impressed with Danger Den's water block, but the thing is that I've just worked out the kit required to make a water-cooling loop to cool an i7-950 CPU and a GTX 580 GPU and the total cost was $542 not including shipping cost :wtf: isn't that excessive? ...
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pr0n Inspector
by: motasim
... I really like the new GTX 580, and I am quite impressed with Danger Den's water block, but the thing is that I've just worked out the kit required to make a water-cooling loop to cool an i7-950 CPU and a GTX 580 GPU and the total cost was $542 not including shipping cost :wtf: isn't that excessive? ...
Watercooling is recreational. It's a hobby like flashlights.
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#7
bear jesus
by: pr0n Inspector
Watercooling is recreational. It's a hobby like flashlights.
Ummm what now? flashlights are a hobby? :confused:
As your name is pron inspector could i assume you meant fleshlights? :laugh:
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pr0n Inspector
by: bear jesus
Ummm what now? flashlights are a hobby? :confused:
As your name is pron inspector could i assume you meant fleshlights? :laugh:
Yes, it is.
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bear jesus
by: pr0n Inspector
Yes, it is.
:roll: i should stop being surprised by the different things there are forums dedicated to on the net.
There really is anything and everything out there in some form.
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#10
motasim
by: pr0n Inspector
Watercooling is recreational. It's a hobby like flashlights.
... I disagree with you concerning water-cooling; as I surely don't see it as a "recreational hobby" but in fact as a necessity in some cases ... I'm considering to build an HTPC rig with i7 950 & GTX 580 which I intend to use for gaming and distributed computing (folding@home ... etc.) ... space is so limited and if I opt for air cooling I'm sure that the temperatures are going to hit astronomical figures ...

... so I get that ~$550 for a CPU+GPU water-cooling setup is normal? ... :wtf:

... now on the other hand; flash lights are definitely a recreational hobby ;) ...
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#11
mlee49
$500 for a single gpu and single cpu, in the custom water cooling world is average.

I wish Nvidia/AMD would give their PCB design out to watercooling companies like DD, Bitspower, EK, and all the rest to have blocks ready for sale on release day. Granted they arnt too far behind but some people want Liquid Cooling the same day.
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pr0n Inspector
by: motasim
... I disagree with you concerning water-cooling; as I surely don't see it as a "recreational hobby" but in fact as a necessity in some cases ... I'm considering to build an HTPC rig with i7 950 & GTX 580 which I intend to use for gaming and distributed computing (folding@home ... etc.) ... space is so limited and if I opt for air cooling I'm sure that the temperatures are going to hit astronomical figures ...

... so I get that ~$550 for a CPU+GPU water-cooling setup is normal? ... :wtf:

... now on the other hand; flash lights are definitely a recreational hobby ;) ...
It's not a necessity. You want to fit certain components in a certain form factor.
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#13
LAN_deRf_HA
by: bear jesus
:roll: i should stop being surprised by the different things there are forums dedicated to on the net.
There really is anything and everything out there in some form.
Poke around some and you might just find yourself getting into flashlights. Just like lasers now there's some fun/dangerous high powered shit out there. You can start fires with these flashlights.
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#14
bear jesus
by: LAN_deRf_HA
Poke around some and you might just find yourself getting into flashlights. Just like lasers now there's some fun/dangerous high powered shit out there. You can start fires with these flashlights.
I already spend enough money on computers, guitars, air gun's and random mycology/gardening hobbies I should try and stay away form getting any more things to spend money on, why do you think i have been able to hold off on water cooling so long :laugh:

But you are right, there is some insanely powerful lasers around and ones you can make yourself that would make for a great hobby... although i know me and to be honest i would like to keep my sight :roll:

For now i shall try and ignore all things i could spend money on until the 6970 comes out and hope that it's around the power of the 580 but cheaper :D
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#15
pr0n Inspector
Photography would render you broke in one night with the right mood lol.
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#16
newtekie1
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by: motasim
... I disagree with you concerning water-cooling; as I surely don't see it as a "recreational hobby" but in fact as a necessity in some cases ... I'm considering to build an HTPC rig with i7 950 & GTX 580 which I intend to use for gaming and distributed computing (folding@home ... etc.) ... space is so limited and if I opt for air cooling I'm sure that the temperatures are going to hit astronomical figures ...

... so I get that ~$550 for a CPU+GPU water-cooling setup is normal? ... :wtf:

... now on the other hand; flash lights are definitely a recreational hobby ;) ...
Any case that will fit a GTX580 and the stock 950 HSF will provide enough space and airflow to keep the within acceptable limits, they might be high by some of our standards but still acceptable. Now the argument can be made that the case would be cramped and cable clutter will limit airflow, but there are far cheaper solutions than watercooling for that, such as modular power supplies.
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motasim
by: newtekie1
Any case that will fit a GTX580 and the stock 950 HSF will provide enough space and airflow to keep the within acceptable limits, they might be high by some of our standards but still acceptable. Now the argument can be made that the case would be cramped and cable clutter will limit airflow, but there are far cheaper solutions than watercooling for that, such as modular power supplies.
... not necessarily as you can see below from the case I have in mind :) , and by the way I am planning for Corsair AX750 which is a modular PSU ...

The Lian Li PC-C50





and you can check my system specs which tell you what I have in mind to build.

What do you think?
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newtekie1
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by: motasim
What do you think?
I think my statement applies perfectly to that case.
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motasim
by: newtekie1
I think my statement applies perfectly to that case.
Dear newtekie1, I intend to use this computer for folding/crunching during weekdays, and heavy gaming & watching movies on weekends, so it'll be working continuously 24/7. Now; I would like it to serve me for at least 3 years since I am not going to upgrade or change anything during that time, and I am worried that running it continuously with i7 950 & GTX 580 relying only on air cooling in such a tight enclosure will produce high temperatures thus reducing the service life of the components.

My initial thinking was to build it going with air-cooling first and check the temperatures, but I'm a bit puzzled at the moment because I'm worried that it'll be difficult to integrate a water-cooling loop later on to this case. Maybe I should find a different case that will fit in the tight space under my TV yet facilitate water cooling using 360mm radiator.

I'll have to do yet more research it seems! :ohwell:
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newtekie1
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by: motasim
Dear newtekie1, I intend to use this computer for folding/crunching during weekdays, and heavy gaming & watching movies on weekends, so it'll be working continuously 24/7. Now; I would like it to serve me for at least 3 years since I am not going to upgrade or change anything during that time, and I am worried that running it continuously with i7 950 & GTX 580 relying only on air cooling in such a tight enclosure will produce high temperatures thus reducing the service life of the components.

My initial thinking was to build it going with air-cooling first and check the temperatures, but I'm a bit puzzled at the moment because I'm worried that it'll be difficult to integrate a water-cooling loop later on to this case. Maybe I should find a different case that will fit in the tight space under my TV yet facilitate water cooling using 360mm radiator.

I'll have to do yet more research it seems! :ohwell:
That case is ventalated very well. The 2x 120mm fans at the top of the motherboard is going to pull in a ton of fresh cool air. Not to mention the vent right over the CPU area that will feed fresh air directly into the stock 950 cooler.

As I said, tempteratures will be higher than a less cramped case, but still acceptable, and certainly not high enough to cause any damage to components or shorten their lifes.
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