Anyone encountered one of these?
I know the review is a bit older, and it's last generations card but has anyone encountered one of these (in either configuration)?
PNY GTX 580 Liquid Cooled GPU and CPU
As neat as that looks I would not use it and I tend to enjoy using PNY products.
Its cumbersome, and not as effective as it could be, at least IMO..
I dunno... seems kinda strange that 120mm sealed WC kits have long had a problem cooling just a CPU but an extra $40 on a vid card gets you something that can cool both a vid card and a CPU? I'd have to see a lot more than just one review..... ;)
That said, if it works somewhat, it'd be kinda interesting trying to fit one into a SFF case for a lan machine.......
It looks pretty sweet, using the shroud as an additional rad is a nice idea for this, not wasting any available space. If you could actually find one for only 40 more than a 580 I would definately buy it, CPU runs cooler than an NHd14 and the GPU runs super cool.
If you look at a twin frozr II they only run 20 degrees cooler max and they dump all kinds of heat into your case. 40 degrees cooler plus a cpu cooler on top of that, worth $40 IMO. Unfortunately I didn't even know this existed until today.
The review did mention that it's a double thick rad for the CPU+GPU one and they have two pretty fast fans (guessing by the noise complaints) I'm a bit weary of the results myself as well, but one thing I'm thinking is this is more of a hybrid air/water thing for the video card, as opposed to a full cover block. How much of a difference does that make? Not a damn clue.
Heres a really good review of it without the CPU piece, if you dont mind the reviewer- PNY XLR8 GTX580 Liquid Cooled Graphics Card Review - Water Cooled - YouTube
I wouldnt go for the cpu + gpu in one, too much heat for one 120mm if you ask me, im barely comfortable with an h60 at 4.2ghz on a 2500k.
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