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So I have a 590GTX and I want to need to watercool it. It's getting to summer here which means ambient temps of 28-34 degrees C which makes for an unhappy card while playing BF3 beta.

Since I am new to watercooling I would have loved someone to come out with a closed loop, all in one solution but that doesn't seem likely. So I was looking at this:

http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...ad.asp?idx=185

and was going to buy a vga block as well, but after reading some reviews I'm not sure if it can handle the 590. Would it?

Otherwise is there anything else on the market like this that would make water cooling easy for a newbie? I'd prefer to not make my own loop as I'm paranoid about leaking.
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post #2 of 15
You really only get leaks if you make mistakes...Honestly.

I would build your own loop...It would be far easier, believe it or not, and far less expensive.

Literally, all you're "work" is screwing stuff in, making sure your hose doesn't kink and then you make sure your pump actually works...Aside from "leak" testing, that's really about it.

Could even buy one of Swiftechs "easy button" kits and go from there.
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If you're afraid bout the GPU block, I am pretty sure EVGA has the Hydro Copper 590. Not sure if you need the fittings or not, but they should have come with the card. Then you can get the RX 360 Rasa kit, which comes with everything you need except for distilled water (go to the grocery store). Get extra tubing if you need and a silver coil. You might wanna get an extra 240 rad, if you are going to cool both the GPU and the CPU.
    
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Thank you for your speedy replies!

I'm actually not worried about the vga block. I've done tons of after market air coolers for cpu and gpu so I'm not stranger to some artic silver 5.

I've got the H70 cooling my cpu so need for an extra rad. I really like the look of that Rasa kit. what is the difference between the RS360 and the RX360? Also how is the EK H30 Supreme HF 360 kit?
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Thank you for your speedy replies!

I'm actually not worried about the vga block. I've done tons of after market air coolers for cpu and gpu so I'm not stranger to some artic silver 5.

I've got the H70 cooling my cpu so need for an extra rad. I really like the look of that Rasa kit. what is the difference between the RS360 and the RX360? Also how is the EK H30 Supreme HF 360 kit?
The RS360 and RX360 kits have a different radiator. The RX360 radiator is better. I would go with a XSPC Rasa kit, EK has had alot of problems lately... (and ive never heard about their kits)
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post #6 of 15
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Ok so the RX360 it is. Then the waterblock I would have liked to get was the XSPC razor 590 gtx because of this:

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1340&page=1

But it seems no one in this country has it so unless I can find it I'm going to have to get the Danger Den one.

Ok so I've got the kit sorted and the waterblock. Coolant, which would you suggest? and anything else thats needed? Besides the money...

**Edit: I've just found out that my case doesn't support a 360 rad. Would 240 do for cooling a 590? I've got a NZXT Phantom by the way.
Edited by Image132 - 10/10/11 at 12:59pm
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post #7 of 15
Coolant? just distilled water and a killcoil thats it
a 240 would cool one gtx590 but not a cpu + gpu
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post #8 of 15
I would suggest the Danger Den block over any other block for the 590 mainly because of there is very little lost in water flow... this only being a helps if you want to run a CPU block, with a single block on the 590 you could go with any block and be fine with water flow and all the blocks are going to be perform the same or very similar in terms of temps.

SO... it mostly comes down to the best price and what you think looks the best.

I'd personally good with Danger Den
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I don't know, there's something about the DD block that reminds me of something, can't think what offhand http://www.dangerden.com/images/stor...0/channels.png
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If I remember correctly, that was an april fools joke.
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