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Water cooling an RX 580

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I know most of you cool the highest end cards, but for me, I like my 580 and I built a 100% AMD build this time.

I am trying to figure out if there is an aftermarket cooling solution that would work with a universal water block. Even if a full-cover block comes out, I am not keen on buying something so specialized if I don't have to as I might want to upgrade to Vega.

So I was looking at the NZXT G10 or G12 cooling solutions. Would these fit on an RX 580? I have the Gigabyte Gaming version, and looking at the PCB it looks very close to a reference 480. I read on another thread that it should fit but that info was posted before the 580 actually came out.

Also, are there any other aftermarket fans that work with water cooling?

Lastly, I am also a bit confused as to what I need to cool. I know the VRAM/MOSFETs and the chip itself, but I have no idea what I am really looking at on the PCB. Pic of the 2 posted. Top is the Gigabyte Gaming RX 580 8 GB. Bottom is an RX 480 reference.


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Here are the components that you will need to cool.

If the manufacturer does not specifically state compatibility you are taking a chance on someone else's word.
Besides the GPU, you can buy small heat dissipation blocks for the other components.

I have always used full cover blocks and then sold them with the card when I have upgraded.

Good luck! thumb.gif
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You're wrong.

Whatever has a thermal pad on the stock cooler most likely needs to be cooled. You missed the mosfets completely and circled the chokes.. The custom made heatsinks for my r9 290x were attached to the mosfets with a pad, and just barely touched the chokes, telling me (without googling a thing) that you're actually circling something not important and ignoring something that is.
Second, he said he has a 580.. Why are you telling him what needs cooling on the 480? They have a reference design, and custom WBs, so that info is obvious.. His question was regarding the 580 pcb.. Don't give bad advice. This is the one place I can come for expert advice, and I want to keep it that way.

Now, back on topic, I have the Gigabyte RX 580 8GB Gaming as well, and the kraken g10 does fit as-is with any asetek cooler that is the original round design with the flanges around the edges. I'm using a Antec Khuler 620 for testing purposes, but looking to grab a swiftech WB if I can find out if the gigabyte gaming model is close enough to reference (i see 480 wb's work with XFX 580s, so there is hope for us)

Be careful when taking the stock cooler off. There are 4 small screws that are actually in the sides of the heatsink which you'll need a smaller phillips (I use one of those eye-glass screwdriver sets for this purpose), but other than that this is one of the easiest cards to disassemble, and the fan cables are quite tight. The thermal paste was a mess, and switching it out for AS5 did yield some improvement, but nothing groundbreaking. Never gets over 70C with a quiet fan profile set up with AB on air, and have yet to try my custom-made Khuler 620 with a 750mL res, 240mm rad, and the asetek pump/block. I'll PM you my results if you'd like when I am done, but I am contemplating buying a Swiftech H320-x2 (the x2 line looks AMAZING) and a 480 wb, thus why I am here wink.gif
Edited by NFleck - 8/5/17 at 8:18pm
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samsung 850 evo 250GB samsung 840 evo 250GB corsair h110i GTX windows 10 x64 
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