Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › [Buildlog] EVGA Superclocked GTX 580 FULL EK INSTALLATION *PICS*
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Buildlog] EVGA Superclocked GTX 580 FULL EK INSTALLATION *PICS*

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
For those of you who have been following me around lately, I've been asking tons of questions about my build.

Well, about 95% of it has arrived and enough of it has come for me to completely install my EK waterblocks onto my EVGA Superclocked GTX 580s including GeForce links and the dual parallel.

Here goes, enjoy!

The box (of only one, of course):



Inside the box:



Inside the boxes box! They have little secret compartments! I actually didn't see the one on the bottom the first time I opened this and almost threw it away with all of the cables in there and such!



Ahh, the GTX 580!



Okay so first things first. There are screws on both the top and bottom that need to be removed. All this does is release the GTX 580 casing which shields the heatsink (and fan, I guess). This can be done with a simple screwdriver as seen:



Voila!



Backside of the card. This requires a Torx screwdriver. I never used or heard of one until this (and when I tried to take my Xbox apart to fix my RROD which didn't work). It takes a T6 size. I found a little kit of 8 sizes at Home Depot for $8. All of the little screws on the back require this as seen:





Now the main screws are removed using a Phillips screwdriver:



Next, I removed the heatsink. I suppose you could do this earlier or later depending on your preference. I didn't really care because once the screws are out, it comes out



Then I wiped off the thermal gunk that was already on there with a coffee filter. Lint free. I woulda used a tissue but whatever! It came off quite easily either way.



Yay! Yeah I see some gunk on the side there. Don't worry, I got rid of it





EK was so gracious by sending JUST BARELY ENOUGH thermal padding... That's what I did next!



All done:



Starting to add on the beginnings of the EK waterblock:



I honestly don't remember why I took this picture but I remember seeing myself on Skype in the background...weird haha.



THIS NEXT PICTURE...omg. I got so mad. The screw was in there pretty damn good. It got stripped. I did NOT want to do any drilling. I just wanted the damn thing to come out! Well...it didn't. Apparently my mom was the 2008 screw stripping hero of the world and she just happened to be here. She somehow managed to get it loosened enough where I could grab it with pliers and spin it out. Unfortunately as you can see, it scraped the corner of the card. I honestly don't know if this will have any affect on the cards performance or workability. Do any of you know? I would like to know...



EK told me to apply thermal paste to each of these and stick them onto the block where the screws would go, so I did. I guess they're there for a reason haha.



Installing the screws here. I put the clear provided washer first, then installed the screw. What I did was lay the 580 waterblock flat on the table and then place the card on top so I wouldn't move the black fittings that I placed earlier with thermal gunk. If they move a little bit you can take a thin screwdriver or even a paperclip if necessary and move them back in place through the hole. It wasn't hard, and for me things usually are. I only did 6 screws because I needed to install the backplate and was instructed to do so.





This is the backplate. Funny story here! First time around I tried to do it as this picture shows:



Boy was it a pain in the ass to try to hold 3 screws on with 3 washers and place it on TOP of the GTX 580...

Then I realized this would be a better idea!

I just placed the washers on the card first. Haha.



Here I am showing you how to do the other screws for the backplate. First you put the screw in the hole, then you add the provided washer (which isn't shown) and then the nut and screw it to the top. You do that for all the rest other than the 3 in the middle.



Thar she is! Woot! I would put a happy face here but apparently I'm exceeding the amount of images I'm allowed to by doing that, lol.




Forgot to put this back on...:



Other side:



Now it's time to install the GeForce links!

First things first, gotta take out the top 3 screws with the tool they gave me. At least they gave me something hah.



Trying to show you how I took out the first 3:


In the process of taking a picture, I dropped the link and had no clue where it went. I searched around for 10 minutes and finally found it lodged between my fan and my laptop...which is underneath my desk. No idea how it managed to hide from me like that but with my luck, I'm surprised it didn't shoot out my window and into the yard. Oh my...hahahahah.



You then take three provided screws. If you don't know sizes, it's the biggest one in the front and the 2 medium sizes in the back. If you're reading this, I assume it's because you're putting it together so you'll know what I mean



I moved it around until they clicked into place and fell a bit. Then I secured them:



Kind of annoying how it says GTX 2xx but it gets covered with the dual parallel.

post #2 of 35
Thread Starter 
And there they are, 2 in unison!





Here's the parallel!



If you look closely at the parallel, and not at the directions since they SUCK, there are 4 screw holes. Three of these screw holes are all at the same height. In this picture, it is the top right and bottom two. They take the medium size screws. The top left takes the largest size one.



Quite honestly, I found it easiest to take one of the cards away while I install it on the first card. I secured one screw and moved the parallel away until the second screw clicked. Then I secured that one. I then added the second card and did the same thing. I waited for one screw to click and secured it. At that point the last screw was already in place for the most part. You might have to move the card until it clicks but it's not too hard.

Finished product! Smiley face inserted!







Overall, I'm very happy with the quality of the parts. EK seems to be very skimpy when it comes to providing you with thermal paste which bugged me. If I didn't order a CPU block, I wouldn't have any paste laying around.

They certainly do the part though. They look beautiful in person. I just hope they don't leak or have any issues. I'm sure I'll keep you all updated

Hope this helped anyone who needed to see some pictures. I know there's plenty of videos out there but hey, I wanted to help.

I'll be plugging up those holes when my bitspower plugs come in tomorrow. I'll take a couple final pictures when they all arrive and are installed!

Thanks for viewing all!
Edited by xyeLz - 2/10/11 at 8:59pm
post #3 of 35
gj
ಠ-ಠ
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GTX580 Mushkin DDR3 Silverline Stilletto(4x4)16GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar BLACK  Kingston V200 2x LG DVD RAM w/ lightscribe Win7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2410T 23.6" 120Hz LED LCD Razer Lycosa ENERMAX REVOLUTION 850W CM HAF 922M 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba ALLSOP high precision mousepad Creative Labs X-fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
ಠ-ಠ
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GTX580 Mushkin DDR3 Silverline Stilletto(4x4)16GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar BLACK  Kingston V200 2x LG DVD RAM w/ lightscribe Win7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2410T 23.6" 120Hz LED LCD Razer Lycosa ENERMAX REVOLUTION 850W CM HAF 922M 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba ALLSOP high precision mousepad Creative Labs X-fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 35
Nicely done
Mix & Match
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
775 / 1155 / AM3 TA890FXE / EP45T-USB3P / UP7 Far Too Many Hypers / PSC / BBSE 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
90GB Force GT / F3 1TB / WD 640GB Stripped ;) Dell Ultrasharp U2410 24in Enermax Evo 1250W 
Case
Dwood LN2 Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
Mix & Match
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
775 / 1155 / AM3 TA890FXE / EP45T-USB3P / UP7 Far Too Many Hypers / PSC / BBSE 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
90GB Force GT / F3 1TB / WD 640GB Stripped ;) Dell Ultrasharp U2410 24in Enermax Evo 1250W 
Case
Dwood LN2 Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 35
sexy
p00n
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 BIOSTAR TA890GXE XFX 5870 G.SKILL 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Intel 80GB SSD ASUS 24X Windows 95 Corsair 600W 
Case
Antec Mini P180 
  hide details  
Reply
p00n
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 BIOSTAR TA890GXE XFX 5870 G.SKILL 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Intel 80GB SSD ASUS 24X Windows 95 Corsair 600W 
Case
Antec Mini P180 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 35


Those blocks are so sexy.
Black Sand
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.8GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA GTX 580 SLI 8GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 1885 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB Mushkin Callisto Deluxe +1TB WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS VW246 Corsair HX-850 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Sand
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.8GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA GTX 580 SLI 8GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 1885 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
60GB Mushkin Callisto Deluxe +1TB WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS VW246 Corsair HX-850 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 35
That is some great work. I hope to be installing some EK blocks soon. At least I will have some extra thermal padding since I only have 570's.
Occam's Razor
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 X58A-UD3R (Rev.2) Asus GTX 980 12GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 256GB Win 7 Pro 64-bit Asus VE276Q Ducky Shine 2 MX Blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec TP 650W Fractal Define R3 Deathadder BE Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Occam's Razor
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 X58A-UD3R (Rev.2) Asus GTX 980 12GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 256GB Win 7 Pro 64-bit Asus VE276Q Ducky Shine 2 MX Blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec TP 650W Fractal Define R3 Deathadder BE Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys I'll post more pics when the BP plugs arrive!
post #9 of 35
Looks great . Did you happen to pick up some Bitspower BP-MBWP-C06 stop fittings for that extra bling?
ThermoChilled
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SuperClocked STT WX200UB2G7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX Sony Optiarc AD-7260S Arch Linux x86_64 + JWM NEC MultiSync PA241W-BK 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87UKB Corsair CMPSU-850AX Lian Li Tyr PC-X500FX Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
ZOWIE GEAR P-TF 
  hide details  
Reply
ThermoChilled
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SuperClocked STT WX200UB2G7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX Sony Optiarc AD-7260S Arch Linux x86_64 + JWM NEC MultiSync PA241W-BK 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 87UKB Corsair CMPSU-850AX Lian Li Tyr PC-X500FX Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
ZOWIE GEAR P-TF 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 35
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamlau View Post
Looks great . Did you happen to pick up some Bitspower BP-MBWP-C06 stop fittings for that extra bling?
I got these ones: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...-MBWP-C09.html

4 are on the way but I have 2 here. I don't know which ones I like more. I really liked the ones you showed Adam but FrozenCPU didn't have them. I like these ones because they have the area for a screwdriver if...well you know.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › [Buildlog] EVGA Superclocked GTX 580 FULL EK INSTALLATION *PICS*