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February 9, 2012 6:27:40 AM

I just bought an ASUS GeForce GTX 590 and I'm not sure whether I am going to need to fit an aftermarket cooler or not.

Looking for a little help here ;) 

I've never had any previous experience with fitting any kind of aftermarket cooler to a gpu, so...


- Thanks in advance.

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February 9, 2012 6:40:00 AM

Which haf X do you have, and the fans installed as well as direction of the airflow?(Higher CFM fans can help cool your card better as well as how they are set up.
Without knowing that, all I can tell you is to set up a custom fan profile to keep it cooler, since the factory profile doesn't do such a good job IMO.
You can do that in EVGA Precision and MSI afterburner.
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February 9, 2012 6:49:59 AM

brianmz said:
Which haf X do you have, and the fans installed as well as direction of the airflow?(Higher CFM fans can help cool your card better as well as how they are set up.
Without knowing that, all I can tell you is to set up a custom fan profile to keep it cooler, since the factory profile doesn't do such a good job IMO.
You can do that in EVGA Precision and MSI afterburner.


Coolermaster HAF -X, front intake, two top fans drawing air out of the case, and a back fan drawing air out.

They are all the stock fans.

The Noctua D14 cooling my i5 2500k is pushing hot air out the back of the case.

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February 9, 2012 6:59:22 AM

Ok, trying setting a personal fan profile to see how much that helps with the temps.

I'm guessing you have this case then: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653

Try adding the VGA fan as well as side fan with some high CFM fans, 80cfm+ if possible.
That should also help cool your card better.
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February 9, 2012 7:15:13 AM

+1 to Brianmz.

MSI Afterburner is an excellent program for setting up a fan profile.

I have dual 6970s, and here is the profile I have set...

30 °C = 20%
40 °C = 30%
50 °C = 40%
60 °C = 50%
70 °C = 60%
80 °C = 70%
90 °C = 80%

If a temperature is in between, it adjusts accordingly.

The hottest I ever saw my cards get was 72 °C, and the fan hit just over 60%.

I am not sure how your 590 will do, but I do know you have the nicest GPU on the market. So I suggest you do your research and take good care of it.

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February 9, 2012 7:20:18 AM

brianmz said:
Ok, trying setting a personal fan profile to see how much that helps with the temps.

I'm guessing you have this case then: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653

Try adding the VGA fan as well as side fan with some high CFM fans, 80cfm+ if possible.
That should also help cool your card better.


Yup, that's it.

I have a side fan, I just do not use it on account of it screws with my airflow.

You recommend I set it up?

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February 9, 2012 7:22:40 AM

PCgamer81 said:
+1 to Brianmz.

MSI Afterburner is an excellent program for setting up a fan profile.

I have dual 6970s, and here is the profile I have set...

30 °C = 20%
40 °C = 30%
50 °C = 40%
60 °C = 50%
70 °C = 60%
80 °C = 70%
90 °C = 80%

If a temperature is in between, it adjusts accordingly.

The hottest I ever saw my cards get was 72 °C, and the fan hit just over 60%.

I am not sure how your 590 will do, but I do know you have the nicest GPU on the market. So I suggest you do your research and take good care of it.


Thanks, I've never even heard of fan profiles until now. I guess I should research that, since everything is probably still on default.
This will shave a few degrees off my overall temp?

A few people have suggested watercooling it, I am not experienced with watercooling at all.
I've never done it. :o 
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February 9, 2012 7:32:54 AM

Yeah, the custom fan profile should decrease your temps.
You can adjust it to your needs or noise tolerance.

This is the fan profile I use:
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7691/fanzq.png

It's a bit aggressive, but I just don't like high temps.

You should get a temp monitor, like hwinfo or something and test how your temps change with the side fan on or off, also add the VGA fan(optional) if you haven't and try to get a high CFM fan for it 80-115cfm.
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February 9, 2012 7:39:55 AM

brianmz said:
Yeah, the custom fan profile should decrease your temps.
You can adjust it to your needs or noise tolerance.

This is the fan profile I use:
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7691/fanzq.png

It's a bit aggressive, but I just don't like high temps.

You should get a temp monitor, like hwinfo or something and test how your temps change with the side fan on or off, also add the VGA fan(optional) if you haven't and try to get a high CFM fan for it 80-115cfm.


Yikes!

I hope you only have MSI Afterburner running when you're in game!

That is pretty extreme.
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February 9, 2012 7:45:53 AM

PCgamer81 said:
Yikes!

I hope you only have MSI Afterburner running when you're in game!

That is pretty extreme.


Been leaving it like for about 2 weeks or so with SLI gtx 580 LEs.
I figure I'll replace the cards before the fans wear out xD, if not I expect the warranty to cover the fans, since it's among the main futures of these cards.
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February 9, 2012 7:54:26 AM

Thanks guys.

One last question, the corsair tx 750, I can only see a bunch of 6 pin PCI Express power cables, will I have to buy a new power supply or just attach a 6+2 PCI Express cable onto another cable?
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February 9, 2012 8:07:18 AM

brianmz said:
6+2 if you have one, that's how my ax1200 is, all 6+2 connectors.

http://www.techaddicts.net/reviews/hx620/620hx.12.jpg

Like that one.

What amperage rating do you have on the 12v+ rail?


I think it's 62A on the 12+ rail.

I do not see any 6+2 connectors, only 6 pins. :??: 
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February 9, 2012 8:14:27 AM

Never mind, I see the 6+2 PCI Express cables.

Clearly I need glasses ;) 

Should be good to go, yes?
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February 9, 2012 8:24:46 AM

brianmz said:
Mmmm, thats odd, according to this review it should have 4 of those:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Unless i found the wrong PSU, the 590 needs 2 8 pin connectors.

Edit: Just saw your new post, yeah, should be good to go.


Cool :D 

Alright, thank you guys for your help.

Much appreciated.
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February 9, 2012 9:28:08 AM

-Sylvan said:
I just bought an ASUS GeForce GTX 590 and I'm not sure whether I am going to need to fit an aftermarket cooler or not.

Looking for a little help here ;) 

I've never had any previous experience with fitting any kind of aftermarket cooler to a gpu, so...


- Thanks in advance.



Reviews have that card running 80 degrees under full load. Running cooler is always nice and will help with the longevity of the card but stock temps really shouldn't be too harmfull. As long as your case has decent airflow, which it does, and a couple of fans circulating the air there is no need to use aftermarket cooling. I would recommend using the side mount fan to blow air directly onto the gpu since that fan in the middle of the card acts like a blower and pushes air out the rear of the case across one of the gpu's and across the other gpu into the case. If the air inside the case starts to increase in temp due to the one gpu that exhausts into the case, the affect could become cumulative(did i spell that right?) and start notching up the load temp of the card as a result. Just some food for thought:)  My 6990 is pretty much the same design and runs 85 degrees under full load and I would not run it without the side mount fans blowing cool outside air directly onto the card.
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February 9, 2012 9:43:54 AM

brianmz said:
Been leaving it like for about 2 weeks or so with SLI gtx 580 LEs.
I figure I'll replace the cards before the fans wear out xD, if not I expect the warranty to cover the fans, since it's among the main futures of these cards.


I guess if I had a pair of 3GB 580's, fan noise wouldn't matter to me either when it came to keeping them puppies cool.

Awesome setup.
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February 9, 2012 9:51:53 AM

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Reviews have that card running 80 degrees under full load. Running cooler is always nice and will help with the longevity of the card but stock temps really shouldn't be too harmfull. As long as your case has decent airflow, which it does, and a couple of fans circulating the air there is no need to use aftermarket cooling. I would recommend using the side mount fan to blow air directly onto the gpu since that fan in the middle of the card acts like a blower and pushes air out the rear of the case across one of the gpu's and across the other gpu into the case. If the air inside the case starts to increase in temp due to the one gpu that exhausts into the case, the affect could become cumulative(did i spell that right?) and start notching up the load temp of the card as a result. Just some food for thought:)  My 6990 is pretty much the same design and runs 85 degrees under full load and I would not run it without the side mount fans blowing cool outside air directly onto the card.


Great information, thanks.
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February 9, 2012 10:12:28 PM

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