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A question about mdoifying a custom liquid cooling loop to contain my Evga geforce gtx 570 hd 2.5gb...

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Thread Starter 
Hello! I am new to these forums. I have "lurked" for quite some time and ended up here time and time again with questions but always found the answer. Now i have come to a time where i need to post so here i am :]!!!

Ok so here is the deal:

-I purchased a custom built desktop computer from digital storm ( if you haven't heard of them they are amazing look them up) about a year ago now. For the specs look below i will paste it at the end and color it red. My liquid cooling loop currently includes only my cpu as you can read from the specs pasted from the invoice. More recently i have noticed that in a lot of games my graphics card is running hot, so hot in fact that it has occasionally shutoff the computer without notice. So i am considering liquid cooling my gpu as well. My question is as follows:

- Will i get better temperatures from running two separate cooling loops or one loop including both the cpu and gpu.
- In all honesty i don't really have the money to spare for two separate cooling loops( as im using all of my money for college) so my question really is how good of a choice is this? What amount of decrease in temperatures can i expect. Also where in the loop should i put the graphics card, before or after the cpu? Also, the cpu is actually overclaock to 4.4ghz atm.

Second question:

-if i am to add it into the cooling loop what liquid cooling plate will fit my card.
- It is an evga geforce gtx 570 hd 2.5gb
- i have looked around and found one that says it fits the evga geforce gtx 570 but it doesnt say hd next to it, Does that matter? Also its kinda expensive are their any other options that are cheaper xD?


*note: the radiator is a 140mm i think and the pump is an MPC35X.
**note: the loop looks like it is currently as follows, starting at the resoviour, resoiviour - > pump -> radiator -> cpu -> resoviour.
***note: the resouviour is mounted inside the case directly about the pump.

System Configuration:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Antec DF-85
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO (Intel Z68 Chipset) (Features Intel Quick Sync Technology)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 2000MHz GTX-8 Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended)
Power Supply: 750W Digital Storm Certified (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Recommended)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (128GB Solid State (By: Crucial) (Model: RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1) (SATA 6Gbps)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Hitachi/Seagate (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 2.5GB (Includes PhysX) (EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 3: FrostChill Cooling System: CPU Only
H20 Tube Color: Red Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: FREE: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz
Graphics Boost: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: FREE: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Pre-Install Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks

Edited by Incriminatory - 7/7/13 at 6:23pm
post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 
I need help :/ Doesn't anyone know?? hmmmm why wont it appear in the post oh i gues it wasnt long enough xD
post #3 of 5
You have a "non-reference" reference GTX 570. I know, confusing. NVIDIA spec'd a v.2 reference for the 570 that EVGA called the HD version. Standard GTX 570 water blocks compatible with "reference" cards will not be compatible with yours. I have linked the only one I know of that is still available below:


That one had an acetal top but they may still have the plexi top versions in stock as well, you'll have to check on that.

FYI, I have 3x EVGA GTX 570 HD superclocked cards (same PCB as yours) and these were the blocks I used. They work well.

Not much in the way of alternatives I'm afraid.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
What about putting it into my current liquid cooling loop? Will i get ok tempatures on both the gpu thats being added and the cpu thats already there? Also where is the best place in the loop to put it? after or before the cpu?

post #5 of 5
You can include it in your current loop. Overall water temp will rise, possibly significantly, if you do not add additional radiator(s).
That GTX 570 can produce a lot of heat, particularly when overclocked/over-volted. I would suggest adding something like a 240mm (2x120mm) rad if you have room in your case. The XSPC EX240 is a pretty good option since it's slim and performs well. At least it's a starting point for your search.
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