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MSI GeForce GTX 580 HydroGen OC Priced

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  1. btarunr

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    MSI's high-end GeForce GTX 580 graphics card that's ready for water-cooling out of the box, the MSI N580GTX HydroGen OC, released in the European retail market, priced at €563. The N580GTX HydroGen uses the same full-coverage water-block as the N480GTX HydroGen, probably sourced from Heatkiller. The block uses a full copper base and composite metal top. It is ready for G 1/4" threads. The card comes slightly overclocked out of the box, but with the kind of cooling at its disposal, it leaves the fun part to you. The GPU is clocked at 823 MHz, CUDA cores at 1645 MHz, and memory at 4276 MHz, against reference speeds of 772/1544/4008 MHz.

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    Awesome, MSI doing watercooling blocks, nice looking card too :)
     
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    I'm just wondering why they didn't make it single-slot :/
     
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    u can make it anytime single slot yourself use your imagination
     
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    And void the warranty?
    :/
     
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    Yes it will.
     
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    It might if you're dumb enough to RMA it with the single slot plate.. But i don't see how it will if you ship it with the double slot plate.. There's not label or tamper tape to say hey if this tape is broken then void warranty...
     
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    The screws tend to be marked.
    The point, moreover, is that MSI themselves call it a single-slot design, yet don't fit a single backplate to it.
    Curiouser and curiouser..
     
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    +50% markup, ouch.
     
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    Are you making this up as you go along? marked screws.. I'm not saying i agree with the double plate.. I'm just saying... you can get around it.
     
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    all the cards are made on the same line, only cooler,box and bundle differ...
     
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    No, they're not.;)
     
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    Well.. every GFX card I've ever had or sold to a customer has had a very small dab of glue, with either red or black dye on the edge at the back of the card/screw tip.
    Even my current card (HD5850) has that. The glue is hard and cracks when you remove the screw..
    Again, it's besides the point. Why market this as single slot, but not include a single-slot backplate?
     
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    Manufacturing laziness? I honestly can't think of any good reason why they would use a dual slot plate. Perhaps to keep things sturdy when mounted in a case, but that's about it.
     
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    Fair point in the current climate I guess ;)
     
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    thats kinda nice card, look at the block
    i like the way they match it
     
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    Seems lazy not to put a single slot bracket on it.
     
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    Rofl its called lock tight it keeps the screws from backing out do some research before blaiming the man for doing something smart lol
     
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    My apologies. I meant securing bracket :/
     

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