EVGA GeForce GTX 580

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EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Cook66 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:36 am

I want to get two EVGA GeForce GTX 580 in a WC loop, but I'm not sure what components I need. I'd prefer an internal system, if it's enough to keep things cool, if not an external would be fine too.

Can I get some suggestions on what components I need to hook these up properly?
I've got a ASUS Rampage III Extreme in a Zalman Z-MACHINE GT1000
My CPU is already cooled with another system, but I want this to be completely seperate.

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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Fluxc0re » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:00 pm

That would depend on the kind of room you have left in your case for a Rad.
I would go with a RP-1200 and a INS-FM17N to protect your investment then
at least 2x20 fin per inch , 120mm or 140mm rads .
that would give you about 800W .
edit ; And Fans that can be speed controlled by the RP-1200 . This is important because I like to turn
them down when my stuff is not under hi-load and also not all fans push best at there max RPM when
there restricted by having Rads in front/behind of them.You get cavitation and noise.

( It is hard to find out what you really need in the way of rads because i couldn't find out what
those cards put out in the way of heat under full-load . )
Add to this the fittings and hose you need / like / have to have ;)
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Fluxc0re » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:13 pm

Just a quick rule of thumb to consider , every 90deg elbow adds 1 foot of restriction and the sharper the turn i.e block elbows , can add even more .
That wont apply to headers like the swivel one Koolance has because you use it to build pressure then distribute it .
But you get the idea.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Fluxc0re » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:46 pm

Of course i look at your case after and see you got space problems . only room for 1x120mm rad . Have you ever thought about bolting something like this , http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/p ... ct_id=1203 with a rad in it ,to the top of your case ?
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Ace0751 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:44 am

Just a question why would he need all that stuff just to cool 2 GPUs? By looking at the case you do have a space issue for an internal system. I say that cause it looks like their is not a lot of room to put any radiators and seeing the 580w are only one GPU it will produce some heat. But for these I would recommend the exos 2.5 for cooling just the 2 video cards. The exos already has a radiator, pump, and reservoir all in one and they also give you a I/O slot so the tubing can slide in. And it also has enough juice to keep the 2 cards cool enough, it keeps my one 6990 in perfect shape. As for what you might need to build all of this here's what I would recommend.

https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... ct_id=2005 (2 of these)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... ct_id=1171 (Exos)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... p?cPath=58 (Pick to your liking with the coolant, usually buy a few bottles)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... Path=94_96 (Pick to your liking for tubing, determine how much you will need my recommendation is go for 7-8ft)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... ath=80_116 (wrap if you need it)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... uct_id=873 (Length of video card spacing)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... uct_id=397 (A couple pairs of compression nozzles)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... uct_id=879 (Female QDC)
https://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/ ... uct_id=884 (Male QDC)

This would be the bulk of hat you would need and might have some parts left over which would be a good thing to just in case you want to do something else. I hope this helps you out more.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Fluxc0re » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:15 am

He does not need that monster cooler in the 1/2 measures post . I was just showing the 2 extremes .
There does seem to be a lot of overkill in this as a hobby .
Your suggestion of a EXOS is really the best way to go .
I use a older model ( EXT-A01 ) to cool a pair of boxs for folding with a mishmash of different fittings so i can
agree that there will be no problem cooling a pair of video cards and a CPU with one . I really do like a inline temp
probe and flow meter though that way if there are any questions about what is going on with your cooling system
you have answers in front of you .Instrumentation is expensive but in my line of work it saves lives so I have a beat-in
respect for it .
Just having some fun ;p
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Ace0751 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:00 pm

All good but having an EXT is too much and with the temp sensors the FM17 I believe is not the best way to go I heard some bad things about those. I would say the FM18 or the 16 will be a better choice and the coolant temp sensor does look interesting might have to give that a shot when I redo my loops. With his case and the restrictions on radiators the exos was the next best option unless he wants to use extra tubing which will slow the flow down.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Fluxc0re » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:37 pm

I forgot something .
one of these is a real good idea
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/p ... ct_id=1241
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Re: EVGA GeForce GTX 580

Postby Fluxc0re » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:32 pm

I have had my FM-17 up and running for 3 weeks now and It works Fine. I had a CPU block plug up on me and It let me know .
I think its a Good Thing . I like the no guessing idea behind it .
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