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So im looking to watercool my gtx580

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I have been kinda out of the custom pc loop for a while but am starting to get back in. The first thing i would like to do is to watercool my gtx 580. So I went to frozen CPU and put together a list of potential components.

Components:

EK CoolStream 360 XT Series Liquid Cooling Radiator (3X120mm) - $80
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 4250 RPM x3 - $70
Swiftech MCP655â„¢ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control and 3/8" - $105
EK GeForce 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Black - $30
EK GeForce 570 / 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal - $100
EK-MultiOption RES X2 - 250 Basic - Liquid Cooling Reservoir - $45
PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 3/8"ID 1/2" OD with 1/16" Wall - White
(6ft) - $13
Bitspower Chrome G3/8" Barb Fitting - 3/8 - $30
Total: $500

What i want to know is how does that setup look? Would you change anything in it?
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(forgot maker) 1tb some thing i got on newegg for like $20 Noctua dh-14 windows 7 / linux 
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(forgot maker) 1tb some thing i got on newegg for like $20 Noctua dh-14 windows 7 / linux 
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2 x samsung px2370 24" microsoft comfort-curve 850w nzxt phantom white 
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Ek has been having quality control and customer service issues recently, so be forewarned. You should consider PT nuke or a silver kill coil to stop growth. Make sure you get your pump from sidewinders, it's really cheap right now.
    
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FX-8120, and a bunch more AM3/AM2+ Crosshair V, Crosshair IV Lots of green Dominator GT 
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FX-8120, and a bunch more AM3/AM2+ Crosshair V, Crosshair IV Lots of green Dominator GT 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Dominator GT Perfect Storm M4 64Gb Dihydrogen monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Liquid Nit... 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
OCN Marksman pot k|ngp|n F1 Dark pot Stripped Xp Antec 1200W HCP 
Case
Dimastech Hard 
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As mention above stay away from EK nickel. Personally I will go with either the kolance or the EVGA waterblock for the graphics card. Today I got my EVGA 580 3Gb and if it wasn't because of the $$ I would have gotten the Hydro version.
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eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
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Originally Posted by hotGTX580 View Post
I have been kinda out of the custom pc loop for a while but am starting to get back in. The first thing i would like to do is to watercool my gtx 580. So I went to frozen CPU and put together a list of potential components.

Components:

EK CoolStream 360 XT Series Liquid Cooling Radiator (3X120mm) - $80
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 4250 RPM x3 - $70
Swiftech MCP655â„¢ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control and 3/8" - $105
EK GeForce 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Black - $30
EK GeForce 570 / 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal - $100
EK-MultiOption RES X2 - 250 Basic - Liquid Cooling Reservoir - $45
PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 3/8"ID 1/2" OD with 1/16" Wall - White
(6ft) - $13
Bitspower Chrome G3/8" Barb Fitting - 3/8 - $30
Total: $500

What i want to know is how does that setup look? Would you change anything in it?
What case do you own?

If you want to risk EK, its up to you. Here's a couple of little carts I threw in for you:


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