Monday, March 28th 2011

EK Introduces Two Water Blocks for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590

EK WaterBlocks is ready with two new full-coverage water blocks for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590, the EK-FC590-GTX-Nickel (with transparent acrylic top), and EK-FC590-GTX-Nickel+Acetal (with opaque acetal top). Tops aside, the two are of the same design. The primary material is copper with nickel plating to minimize corrosion over time. It uses a common channel design with ridges over the two GPU areas, and pressure-building points over the other areas such as the GTX 590's feisty VRM. Overall, the block is rectangular in shape, and rather than finding a way around the cylindrical capacitors, it makes room for them using holes in the block. The EK-FC590-GTX-Nickel is priced at €124.96, while the EK-FC590-GTX-Nickel+Acetal goes for €129.95.
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11 Comments on EK Introduces Two Water Blocks for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
do they cool that bit that likes bursting into flame?
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btarunr
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Mussels said:
do they cool that bit that likes bursting into flame?
Yes, there are contact points that run over MOSFETs.
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#3
claylomax
Even with a waterblock, the GTX 590 will still blow if you apply too much voltage; the problem is the power phase, not enough. And how much? You can get two GTX 580 for the price of one GTX 590 and the waterblock if you shop around.
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#4
Sihastru
claylomax said:
You can get two GTX 570 for the price of one GTX 590 and the waterblock if you shop around.
Fixed.
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#5
claylomax
Sihastru said:
Fixed.
I meant GTX 580, but it doesn't add up. I must have mixed £ and $ :) Anyway here in the UK the GTX 480 is around £200, I just got my second one, undervolted them and couldn't be happier.
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#6
tigger
I'm the only one
Would a 590 with one of these on blow up at 1.2v? or are the ovp and power bits not upto it?

Just wondering whether better cooling would have made any differance as to the 1.2v killing it or not.
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#7
overclocking101
you notice how EK in house pics never look like what you get in the mail?? usually they have crappy machine marks all over them like they used a DULL bit during milling.
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Per Hansson
overclocking101 said:
you notice how EK in house pics never look like what you get in the mail?? usually they have crappy machine marks all over them like they used a DULL bit during milling.
That has not been my experience, the ones I've bought have had great finnish
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runnin17
overclocking101 said:
you notice how EK in house pics never look like what you get in the mail?? usually they have crappy machine marks all over them like they used a DULL bit during milling.
This. EK used to be a stand up company, unfortunately, they have gone the way of DangerDen. Now they produce junk and very often the nickel finish is of very low quality. Stick with MIPS for full cover blocks and Heatkiller or AquaComputer for GPU/CPU waterblocks.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
claylomax said:
Even with a waterblock, the GTX 590 will still blow if you apply too much voltage; the problem is the power phase, not enough. And how much? You can get two GTX 580 for the price of one GTX 590 and the waterblock if you shop around.
its not that its to much is the power limiter on the card that was not working with the beta drivers that review sites were using. the new drivers that are going to release or already released are suppose to fix it an apply a limiter to how much voltage you can use. i saw a video where Linus at LinusTechtips couldnt apply more then 1.050v on AB. just like where guys with 4 series fermi cards could go higher then 1.087 without a modded bios.
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Per Hansson
nvidiaintelftw said:
its not that its to much is the power limiter on the card that was not working with the beta drivers that review sites were using. the new drivers that are going to release or already released are suppose to fix it an apply a limiter to how much voltage you can use. i saw a video where Linus at LinusTechtips couldnt apply more then 1.050v on AB. just like where guys with 4 series fermi cards could go higher then 1.087 without a modded bios.
Wizzard used the driver version that supposedly has the "working" power limiter
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