[WORKLOG] Build From 2011. Updated : Nov 2015

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by kot0005, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. kot0005

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    Hi all, just got my GTX 590 @ 9:45 Melbourne time.

    Parts list:

    1 Arctic Silver 5 (3.5g)$9.00
    1 G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $65.00
    1 Intel Core i5 2500K$229.00
    1 Antec KUHLER H2O 620 CPU Cooler$85.00
    1 CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper$189.00
    1 MSI Z68A-GD55 G3 Motherboard$179.00
    $775.00 Total:
    Additional parts used from Old PC:
    1 Blueray/DVD-RW combo
    1 500Gb SATA3 Barracuda
    1 500Gb SATA2 Barracuda
    1 1Tb Samsung Green Drive (FOR Pr0n)
    1 1Tb SATA3 Barracuda
    1 Aerocool coolpanel 3
    119 in 1 card reader.
    Please dont ask me why I chose the Barracudas!

    Loop Parts:

    2 Chrome Fan Grill 120mm $5.00
    1 Bitspower Dual 30cm Cold Cathode Kit UV $19.00
    1 Black Ice GT Xtreme 240 Radiator $89.00
    1 Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev2 Reservoir $29.00
    3 Bitspower UV Reactive Cable Sleeve Kit Blue $19.50
    4 Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black 1/2 Fitting $14.00
    2 XSPC High Flex Hose, 1/2, Clear/UV Blue $19.00
    1 Koolance VID-NX590 Reference GTX 590 VGA Cooler $159.00
    1 Koolance PMP-450 12V Variable Speed Pump $99.00
    2 GELID Wing 12 120mm UV Blue Fan $38.00
    1 GELID PWM Y-Cable $3.00
    6 Koolance Hose Clamp for OD 19mm (3/4in) $9.00
    2 Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary Angle Comp. Fitting $44.00
    $546.50 Total:
    PCCG had my parts ready for pick up at 3:00pm so I Picked them up a few hours ago.
    Getting the silver coil tomorrow.

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  2. Spyfox

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    heaps keen to see how this goes
     
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    Cleared out the clutter by a bit

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    So this is what my GTX 590 came in..

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    the PC opened up

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    inside the pc

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    now the card and tools

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    The card it self after taking it out of the pc or should i say the box
    Bottom of the card.

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    top part

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    power connection side of the card and the G force logo which lights up.

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    sorry for the big images but , Photobucket has some site isses atm and it keeps crashing so i was only able to resize a few.

    If your wondering about the card's brand , its not branded probably an oem version from nvidia. Its not like there are custom PCB's for this card from others anyway.
     
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  6. Moptimus

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    Why the ice cream?
     
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    Why the LARGE pics??
     
  8. Concept CBF

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    the card in the picture is not a gtx590?????
     
  9. Spyfox

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    lol thread fails to deliver
     
  10. Moptimus

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    Box was upside down? OP was eating ice cream?
     
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    Leaving the good stuff for tomorrow. Just finished the loop and testimg it for leaks. I havent dissassembled the card yet.

    And I wll resize the pics tomorrow. Was using my laptop.
     
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    Wait till tomorrow.jeez, I know that card is.t a 590, its a 560ti.
     
  13. Moptimus

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    You still haven't answered the pressing question.
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    Why are you being so evasive?
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    Why the icecream?
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  14. auApex

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    Gotta say, there are some 'questionable' design choices with this build.

    Firstly, that motherboard is hideous. Seriously, MSI must have actually tried as hard as they could to make the ugliest motherboard of the year.

    Second, why go with a GTX 590? At 1920 * 1080 and 2560 * 1600, the 6990 beats it across a wide range of benchmarks including 3DMark 11, Crysis, Far Cry 2 and others. The 590 does win in some benchmarks but overall, the 6990 is the better performing card. The 590 also has a tendency to die from even small overclocks. The only thing the 590 has an advantage in is noise but that's not a factor as you're watercooling the card!

    Third, why are you pairing a crappy closed-loop cooler for the CPU with 'real' watercooling on the graphics card? It just doesn't make sense to build a loop for a graphics card and leave out the CPU. For less than the price of that Antec cooler, you could get a top-notch CPU waterblock and a couple of fittings which will offer substantially better cooling. I've seen a couple of people building GPU-only loops recently and each time I've struggled to see the point. If you're going to the trouble of building a loop to cool a graphics card, why wouldn't you go all in to get the best cooling for your CPU?

    Of course, each to their own and if you like the build, what I think doesn't really matter!
     
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    I got the card for free(Long story)! no not a gift. so cant complain and I wasnt expecting to get it really.So I bought the H20 620 earlier. as soon as I sell the Alienware (without the 590) and my H20 620 I will be getting 2 more rads and a CPU lock. Dont have the buck atm.

    I dont mind with the Mobo really it was cheap and MSI has good support.

    I ate the Ice cream before I started working on my loop silly.It was really hot in melbourne yesterday and I was walking on the streets to find a jewellery shop who had some silver.

    More pics soon, I have the loop running for 7 hours and no leaks so far. I will drain it when am done cuz I attached the GPU block to it.
     
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  16. BBITS

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    So I go to eat an icecream this morning and it's gone.

    THEN I see this. :( ah well nice work anyway keep going

    p.s this is badly missing an SSD, but has too many HDDs
     
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    Yea, I was going to buy a 256Gig SSd but then i got this 590 so decided to go WC 1st .

    Time to go out and buy some silver. Its not as hot in melb today as it was yesterday, so no ice cream.
     
  18. timsarg

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    please get a camera with auto focus for fucks sake . Please come back when you have a real build log .
     
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    Time to Install the GPU Block.
    Loop water, 95% ethanol, cloths for cleaning. disposable gloves etc.

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    Cheapo thermal paste, pads and a vague installation guide screws n stuff.

    disassembling the card
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    Cleaned up the TIM.

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    Thermal pads and thermal paste.(the most hard and time consuming part had to cut like so many bits)

    and I Layed out the Thermal pads with the wrong side of the plastic removed (The pad comes with a clear white plastic cover and a Blue side). The right way is to remove the white plastic before laying them out on the card, this is because the white plastic is much harder to remove, its real thick but on the other side the blue plastic comes off eazily and you dont have to lift the padds of the pcb once applied.

    Because i took off the blue side first, I had to removed each pad to remove the white side plastic which was a paing in the ass.

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  20. BBITS

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    Keep going, bbits "likes" this...
     

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