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uh oh think i broke it!

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hello, i recently finished my first ever water cooling rig, i am using xspc's rx360 kit with a evga gtx 780 classy ek waterblock, there has been no leaks and the parts i bought seem to work as they should but. my computer blue screens or solid color screens all the time! i have done system repair, it said it's something to do with nvidia drivers but it doesn't stay on long enough for me to download different ones, i followed the installation manual to a T and the card worked fine beforehand, so i'm super lost. it should also be noted that when the system fails one of the white side lights on the gpu goes out and the fan on my sabertooth motherboard goes nuts. any thoughts? oh and should i use the thermal vrm pad evga provides instead of ek's?
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Can you post your full system spec please? Then we might be able to suggest more smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k 4.5GHz @1.272v MSI Z77A-GD55 EVGA GTX780Ti ACX 8GB Corsair Vengance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
64GB Crucial M4 x2 RAID0 500GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supremacy Plexi CSQ CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC-670GTX Plexi CSQ GPU Block x2 EK XT240 EK X3 250 Res Laing D5 Vario 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK D5 Pump Top Plexi Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" BenQ XL2420T CM Quickfire TK MX Browns 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic G Series 600W CM storm trooper Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus Control Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Schiit Modi/Magni Razer Naga Molten Edition 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 3317U 640M 4GB DDR3 128gb crucial m4 
OSMouse
Windows 8 Pro 64bit Razer Naga Molten 
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STORMTIDE
(23 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k 4.5GHz @1.272v MSI Z77A-GD55 EVGA GTX780Ti ACX 8GB Corsair Vengance LP 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
64GB Crucial M4 x2 RAID0 500GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supremacy Plexi CSQ CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC-670GTX Plexi CSQ GPU Block x2 EK XT240 EK X3 250 Res Laing D5 Vario 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK D5 Pump Top Plexi Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 24" BenQ XL2420T CM Quickfire TK MX Browns 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic G Series 600W CM storm trooper Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus Control Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Schiit Modi/Magni Razer Naga Molten Edition 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 3317U 640M 4GB DDR3 128gb crucial m4 
OSMouse
Windows 8 Pro 64bit Razer Naga Molten 
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oh sure! i've got an intel core i5-3570k mounted to a asus sabertooth z77 motherboard, one evga gtx 780 classified with an ek full cover waterblock, windows 7 64bit installed onto an samsung 840 ssd, the psu is a seasonic platinum x series 860w. the water cooling kit is a full rx360 kit from xspc and the pump is attached to the bay/res and is a d5 pump. hope that helps!
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oh sure! i've got an intel core i5-3570k mounted to a asus sabertooth z77 motherboard, one evga gtx 780 classified with an ek full cover waterblock, windows 7 64bit installed onto an samsung 840 ssd, the psu is a seasonic platinum x series 860w. the water cooling kit is a full rx360 kit from xspc and the pump is attached to the bay/res and is a d5 pump. hope that helps!
Have you check all your components to make sure that no liquid come in touch and short it? Try unplug your video card and use the onboard display and see if you still have the same issue or not. From the looks of it, I think there is a problem with your video card but I may be wrong. Probably if you have a spare system, you can unblock the card and put the fan back on and try it on other system to see if it works. Try use the onboard display first and we can take it from there.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
ok i don't have a spare rig but i think i could take the block off and make sure it looks normal, what do you think should i use the evga thermal pad?
post #6 of 9
Don't take off the block for now. I don't think it will make any difference whether you use the EVGA or EK thermal pad. Even if the vram don't have proper contact with the block, it should still display pictures. It will probably have bad temps which you will need to fix quick enough anw. Let's troubleshoot from the easiest way first and try to isolate the problem. I don't want you already jumping on hoops and actually it is an easy fix.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
ok that makes sense, is there any chance that a power cable itself could cause the issue? i did change the eight pin to the motherboard, although i would assume that if that was the case the motherboard itself would not work right.
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If let say there is a problem with the 8 pin to your card, the card shoudlnt display anything since you dont have enough power to use it. But to double check, just change the cables to your card with a spare one. Even though i didnt block my card, I had a problem before where my card didnt display anything. Turned out i have driver issue after troubleshooting so I safely remove all nvidia related driver in safe mode and resintall in safe mode as well. All being done with onboard display before i changed to the card again.
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ok i'll do the swap and re-install drivers from safe mode, havn't tried that yet though i did uninstall in safe mode.
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