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Hardware PNY XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 OC 1.5GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 26 Sep 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    oh please...
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Needs a proper full-cover block for long-term life imo. Decent idea though, about time someone tried it. :)
     
  4. Picarro

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    Full cover block and a better fan on the radiator and then it would be perfect.
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Nice review guys! Interesting product, i've wondered how they perform! Strange that its not a full cover block though!
     
  6. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    To be honest if I was going to buy a card designed for watercooling I would, buy one with the waterblock already attached to it.

    Yes they may cost more but because they are full cover blocks they allow you to use larger rad's and better pump's with better quieter fans.

    My next build unless the PCI-E 3.0 card's are out by then will have 2 GTX 580's with the waterblock's already attached and, will be cooled by a triple rad for each card with 3 silent high cfm fans on them and the fans I will be using are 19db 108cfm fans from scan, instead of my current 38db 110cfm fans.

    Nice try PNY but could be allot better.

    Nice review guys!
     
  7. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Make the pump/block combo fullcover, up the radiator to 240mm, throw in some decent fans (Scythe GT) and make the hoses long enough so the radiator can be placed to the top or front bays of a case. Then we might start talking about a winning product.

    Fullcovers costs *a lot* of money compared to a GPU only blocks. Also, this whole card has a stink of half-assed rushing on it, they probably just slapped in a regular CPU all-in-one cooler and called it a day.

    It's a nice forerunner product though, hopefully someone will carry it through.
     
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  8. Picarro

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    You do know that the dB and CFM ratings that company's provide are absolutely rubbish, right?
     
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    Maybe we will see a unit like this in the future but with a full coverage block. Its still a cool idea even though it did so badly.
     
  10. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Well I have at the moment some loud high cfm fans and I have 3 of the other fans which are high cfm but quiet and they are actually quieter.

    If they were so rubbish though then why are they still providing them as surely the should be dealt with for false advertisement?
     
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    I may have missed it but.

    in the "Call of Duty" 1920x1080...the GTX 590 is missing?
     
  12. greypilgers

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    If you refer back to the article CPC did a little while ago you'll see that in the absolute majority of cases a quoted dB and air pressure/flow level are not met, and in some cases not met by a large distance. I still keep that article as very useful for purchasing fans.
     
  13. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Its a shame this didn't work, I've been wanting something like this for a while now.

    Sounds like a great idea, but why didn't they use one of their 2x120 radiators models?
     
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    Nice idea, hopefully it can be improved upon more and we will see more like it with better designs.

    When a friend mentioned to me about this card with "all-in-one liquid cooling" instead of thinking of the solution they used, I envisaged a radiator mounted over the card with fans blowing down. Then I thought to myself, that is going to be taking up at least 5 slots. In my defence, while the idea would make for HUGE cards, it would help to deal with pcb temps, and then exhaust the heat inside the case and warm up everything else...nevermind... :/
     
  15. damien c

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    I have seen that test but they didn't test the fan's I have.

    I currently have 3x Scythe Kazi Jyuni 1900RPM 37db 110cfm fan's, which replaced some corsair stock fan's from a corsair case, which I used on a radiator and these are far better and even better than some 2500rpm fan's I used.

    This card still needs a better fan and rad and pump then it will overclock further and be quieter I reckon.
     
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    The only drawback to this card I see is the price. With like -150$ from the current price I would definitely buy that card. Great work PNY.
     
  17. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I was using a few of them a while ago as well. They're good fans if you want a lot of air moved somewhere and there is no resistance to airflow (say, out of a case where you've cut the grill out or have a less restrictive grill) but in any other scenario CFM doesn't tell the whole story; static pressure is also extremely important - particularly if you're asking the fans to push air through something which will restrict the airflow significantly (like, for example, a high-FPI radiator or a dust filter).

    While those Scythe fans look great on paper and aren't actually too bad if they're not fighting an airflow obstruction, give them a high fin-count radiator or heatsink to blow air through, and they really, really struggle. :( They wouldn't cope well with that radiator at all.
     
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    I know on the XSPC RX360 rad that I used 3 of them fans on they were fine, and then when I put 6 on it in push/pull they were amazing but the pump I was using was not strong enough to pump the fluid through it so at the moment I have the rad on the shelf ready for my next build.
     
  19. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    The RX series is a really low FPI radiator, so it does well with slow fans, and those with lower static pressure. :)

    The RS series has higher FPI, on the other hand and doesn't do as well with them. I tested an RS240 with the Scythes, got appalling temps, swapped them for a pair of 38mm thick fans that were ~2/3rds the CFM, but significantly higher static pressure, and got vastly improved temps (all else being equal)...

    I bought the RS rad out of curiosity and curiosity was sated - it was pants without very powerful fans on it. ;)
     
  20. Action_Parsnip

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    What an odd-ball card :S

    Nice review though guys.
     
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