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post #14981 of 106458
my new little test bench, and these things are going under water in a couple of days, full cover blocks

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post #14982 of 106458
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Originally Posted by HAFenvy View Post

Poop... now I will have to take the heatsink off the EVGA GTX-580 I just got in on Monday for my 2nd SLI and check to see what is under the main heatsink. I bought the exact same model (1580-AR) as the one I have now which has the heatspreader. I'll have to sneak it into the system, test it to make sure it functions (and don't have to RMA it) and then yank that GPU heatsink off. I'll let you guys know what I find under the heatsink on this one.

Ok, tested the card and it works. It was fun to get into the case without dismantling my loop.... let's just say it went through the power supply opening. This is an EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB Model: 015-P3-1580-AR - the matched card to the one I'm running under water now. Got it from NewEgg just recently and it is a revision 1.0 board (my existing one is a revision 0.0 board). Heatspreader is on this one so I'm happy because that means my Koolance block will work biggrin.gif

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So as an FYI, it is very easy to just take this heatsink part off. Remove the plastic fan cover piece (small screws around the edge, do not remove any from the back PCB), then the 4 screws (with springs) from the back of the card, wiggle the heatsink and PLOOP off it comes. This is good so you can check it, clean out dust in the fins and fan and put on your favorite TIM if you so desire.
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post #14983 of 106458
^^^ wheee.gif
post #14984 of 106458
Tried to remove just the shroud like HAFenvy ^^^ but two of the screws nearest the bracket were so tight that I just ended up stripping them.
So I removed the whole heatsink instead of my recently acquired EVGA Gtx 580 SC and it has the heat spreader!!!

So relieved as my XSPC block is on the way and it would have really sucked to have to rma the card especially from South Africa as it would have taken quite some time!
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post #14985 of 106458
so if you RMA the card they will put on the heatspread is that the deal?
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post #14986 of 106458
I know first hand and by working with quite a few cards, get yourself a precision screwdriver set! This avoids striping the screws on your card. The reason these screws don't easily come out is that your are not applying the correct pressure on the screw, too big of a screwdriver, and thread lock. With these screw drivers, you'll be able to easily remove the screws off the gpu. I have a set that cost me a little bit of cash but its a lifesaver. I once tried removing the screws off my old 580s and it was a nightmare with my trusty old philips head screwdriver. Once I found my precision screwdriver, they came out as smooth as butter. Trust me, if you don't have these, get them asap! Avoid stripping the screw, possible rma denial, and damage to your card if you attempt to tap and remove the stripped screw. My 2cents.gif



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(Note the top piece, it turns freely, this allows you to apply a bit of pressure so the head grabs the screw to break the thread lock)
post #14987 of 106458
RushMore - It seems to be the case. If you rma the card they send you a refurb unit

wermad - I did use a precision screwdriver... the other screws came out easily while those two were stuck tight. Couldn't get them to budge no matter what
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post #14988 of 106458
I did three Zotac GTX 580 3gb and all screws with the precision screwdriver came out smoothly. If you are having troubles (for future reference), apply some heat to it. I tried this with my old 6950 (one of three cards) with a heat gun and applying heat gently. You can also put the screws back on and run a gpu intensive test like furmark for a few minutes. I did this on my old Zotac 470s when a couple of screws didn't want to budge from one of three Zotac 470s I had previously.
post #14989 of 106458
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Same here, my subscriptions are all screwed up but I like the new look.
Boyboyd, I would definitely look into cutting down on the plumbing. Remember order does really affect your temps and shorter plumbing means the pump has to work a bit less hard.

Got any tips? i cut it down by quite a lot for that picture, it was so horrendous and loopy before.. My loop order goes: pump > gpu > rs360 > cpu > rx240 > res > pump
post #14990 of 106458
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post

Got any tips? i cut it down by quite a lot for that picture, it was so horrendous and loopy before.. My loop order goes: pump > gpu > rs360 > cpu > rx240 > res > pump

Hang the RX240 on the back of the 700D since you're transfer heat from one rad to the other. Turn the RS360 around so the ports are towards the pump (front of the case). It looks like you have a pump/res combo?

Run: pump>rs360>cpu>rx240>gpu>res.

If you have a separate pump (not built in or integrated/installed in the res), move it towards the middle of the case. There's plenty of space there and you can keep the RS360 as is. I would highly recommend to at least relocate that RX240 to the rear fan mount on the 700D.


If you are interested, I've done the bottom rad mod (done an RX240, RX480, and MCR320) just send me a pm for tips on it.
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