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nice work Mr Armageddon, hope your not as good at destroying the world as you are at building pc's eek.gif +rep to you sir
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Hey mate beautiful Build, do you mind telling us how much those Hydro coppers were?Becuase im looking to get a few and the prices are harsh.
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Hey mate beautiful Build, do you mind telling us how much those Hydro coppers were?Becuase im looking to get a few and the prices are harsh.
They run $699 USD. It is a bit of a markup over a vanilla GTX 580, but the price really isn't that bad for what you get. If you were to buy comparable parts separately this is what you would be spending, and does not include the time spent installing the waterblocks. EK makes great blocks, and I have used a few in the past, but the installation can be a pain since the stand-offs are not milled into the block. Not a huge deal, but it is a factor to consider.

*All Prices in USD.

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked - $519

EK 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel + Acetal (EK-FC580 GTX Nickel + Acetal) - $113

Single Slot GTX 580/480 Bracket - $10


EVGA GTX 580 Backplate - $20

Total = $662

So for $699 (only $37 more) you can get a card that comes with even higher factory clocks (ships @ 850MHz, but I have already hit 950MHz with this card, benchmark stable), has a great looking waterblock (yes I like the LED backlit EVGA symbol too), that is already installed on the card. For me it was a no-brainer. I like the look of the cards, and they give me everything I wanted performance wise.
    
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Both amazing lookins WC'd PC's there, PM for my address and I will cover shipping to the UK, thanks.
    
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Originally Posted by Mr_Armageddon View Post
They run $699 USD. It is a bit of a markup over a vanilla GTX 580, but the price really isn't that bad for what you get. If you were to buy comparable parts separately this is what you would be spending, and does not include the time spent installing the waterblocks. EK makes great blocks, and I have used a few in the past, but the installation can be a pain since the stand-offs are not milled into the block. Not a huge deal, but it is a factor to consider.

*All Prices in USD.

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked - $519

EK 580 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel + Acetal (EK-FC580 GTX Nickel + Acetal) - $113

Single Slot GTX 580/480 Bracket - $10


EVGA GTX 580 Backplate - $20

Total = $662

So for $699 (only $37 more) you can get a card that comes with even higher factory clocks (ships @ 850MHz, but I have already hit 950MHz with this card, benchmark stable), has a great looking waterblock (yes I like the LED backlit EVGA symbol too), that is already installed on the card. For me it was a no-brainer. I like the look of the cards, and they give me everything I wanted performance wise.
No worries dude, my problem is im in Australia and they are $950. I want to get them from American and get them shipped over because I wanted three or four of them, but I cant find ANYWHERE that ships to Australia.
Does anybody know?
Becuase its like over 1K here, its crazy bad.
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post #16 of 27
wow that some cool looking PC

make me rethink if I should go for a 800D instead of HAF-X (I will probebly water cool my system in the future).
the 800D just cost way more then the HAF-X :\\
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Well I was able to get the cards to post at 1GHz, but found that they were not benchmark stable at that frequency. The temps were fine (low 60s) even at a voltage of 1.138V, but just wasn't stable. Same at 975MHz. The second GPU test on 3DMark Vantage crashes at that frequency.

950MHz works great in benchmarks, but I don't think I want to keep it there for my 24/7 setting as I have to crank the voltage up pretty hight to achieve that clock. 925MHz seems to be my sweet spot for daily use @ 1.1125v. Was able to throw multiple benchmarks and games at them in SLI, completely stable and never got above 54C at any point. The blocks seem to be performing just fine. Looks like it will be luck of the draw if you can get any 580 that can run a bench at 950MHz or higher. Some guys have been able to to do it without many problems, others can't.

Ran Heaven DX11 benchmark for 30 minutes, then ran 3 loops of the Crysis Warhead benchmark maxed out with Enthusiast settings @ 1920x1200 with 16X AA. High temp during the entire process was 54C, and my Average FPS in Crysis was 81.21FPS. Loving these cards.

    
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post #18 of 27
Hi Mr Armageddon,

Wow, really impressed by your build, both the kit and attention to detail.

I'm planning my first PC build in the next couple of months, probably based on the Sandy Bridge 2600K, EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2, Corsair AX series PSU, Dell 30" monitor and if I can stretch the budget the Lian Li PC-V2120 case.

As I'm building my first watercooled PC (well first PC ever), I like the idea of the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 card with the water block pre-installed and 10 year warranty. I have not seen any reviews on the major sites yet, but all of the posts from owners like yourself have been very positive, so I feel the premium over buying a separte card and waterblock is worth it for me.

In terms of your build I have a couple of questions I hope you can help me with:

1) Would a single GTX 580 be capable of running the 30" monitor at the native 2560 x 1600 resolution?

2) Would a single 360 raditor (I'm looking at the XSPC RX360) be capable of cooling a single GTX 580 and Sandy Bridge CPU?

3) What is the best place to fit the quick disconnects in the loop?

4) From what I've read I though that 90 degree fittings might impact the flow rate when compred to 45 degree or straight though fittings, however they do make the tubing a lot neater. How are you finding the 90 degree fittings on the GTX 580?

Sorry for asking so many questions, just very impressed with your build which is also close to the build that I am currently planning.

Best wishes
James
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Hi Mr Armageddon,

Wow, really impressed by your build, both the kit and attention to detail.

I'm planning my first PC build in the next couple of months, probably based on the Sandy Bridge 2600K, EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2, Corsair AX series PSU, Dell 30" monitor and if I can stretch the budget the Lian Li PC-V2120 case.

As I'm building my first watercooled PC (well first PC ever), I like the idea of the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 card with the water block pre-installed and 10 year warranty. I have not seen any reviews on the major sites yet, but all of the posts from owners like yourself have been very positive, so I feel the premium over buying a separte card and waterblock is worth it for me.

In terms of your build I have a couple of questions I hope you can help me with:

1) Would a single GTX 580 be capable of running the 30" monitor at the native 2560 x 1600 resolution?

2) Would a single 360 raditor (I'm looking at the XSPC RX360) be capable of cooling a single GTX 580 and Sandy Bridge CPU?

3) What is the best place to fit the quick disconnects in the loop?

4) From what I've read I though that 90 degree fittings might impact the flow rate when compred to 45 degree or straight though fittings, however they do make the tubing a lot neater. How are you finding the 90 degree fittings on the GTX 580?

Sorry for asking so many questions, just very impressed with your build which is also close to the build that I am currently planning.

Best wishes
James
1) A single GTX 580 is very capable of running the 30" monitor at the native 2560 x 1600 resolution. You may not be able to max out the settings of some games at that res, but it will still look great.

2) A single 360 radiator should be capable of cooling a single GTX 580 and Sandy Bridge CPU. If you are not going to add a second gpu or chipset blocks, a single 360 will work fine.

3) There really isn't a "best place" for the disconnects. I put them where they are because I though it looked better. There may be other location that are more functional, but again, I wanted a combination of looks and functionality.

4) I haven't seen any reduction in flow using 90 degree fittings. There may be some, but I haven't been able to tell. Temps are great in my setup.
    
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Hi Mr Armageddon,

Thank you for the feedback, very much appreciated.

When it comes to fitting the roof mounted radiator is it recommended to go for a push configuration where the fans blow air through the radiator over a pull configuration where the fans suck the air through the radiator?

Similarly, assuming there is enough space inside the case, is there any significant benefit in fitting fans on both sides of a radiator in a push & pull configuration?

Thanks
James
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