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So I bought this closed loop liquid cooling for my graphics card.

#1DeMoNiCpApErPosted 4/19/2014 12:38:49 AM
I got this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186095

I have a 780 ti everything went on fine and all that, but when i went to turn on my machine the card idled at 43 celsius and when i loaded anything it would shoot to 100 C and shut itself off.I tried forever to get it working but nothing I changed fixed it.

Does anyone have this cooler and know anything about it?
#2WyzeGyePosted 4/19/2014 12:42:21 AM(edited)
the rad is too small for a 780 ti, but it also sounds like you haven't applied the thermal paste properly.
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#3x ShadowPosted 4/19/2014 1:16:28 AM(edited)
WyzeGye posted...
the rad is too small for a 780 ti, but it also sounds like you haven't applied the thermal paste properly.


Too small? Looks about the same size as the H55 that's keeping one of my 780GTXs under 53C right now.

Anyway, you obviously didn't mount the thing properly, TC; either that, or you have the actual pump turned off. Make VERY certain the pump is plugged into a fan power slot (or whatever that AIO uses). I have tried the ziptie method (described at OCnet) to mount an AIO cooler before. It worked fine at first but I experienced issues with the cooler shifting around while on the core. After trying and failing to get it settled multiple times (and experiencing several blue screens and reboots, which I do hope didn't degrade my chip...), I kinda gave up. Note a few resets were from me not having the pump even plugged in. Well it works fine now though, thanks to the Kraken G10. That thing keeps things on pretty darn secure.

Also, you kind of overpaid for that kit. Just grab a Kraken G10 and any AIO cooling unit. The pair will cost you about 7x$ from Newegg, and it's probably more painless to install.
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#4DeMoNiCpApEr(Topic Creator)Posted 4/19/2014 8:59:39 AM
It says it supports the 780 ti on the site. Maybe I could have mounted it wrong but it really blows my mind on how I could have done that cause I remounted it so many times and not much changed. I feel suuuuuuper dumb not being able to get it to work, I wish there was a youtube video showing how to set it up :\
#5x ShadowPosted 4/19/2014 2:25:00 PM
Again, have you checked whether the pump power is connected? When you start the computer, do you hear a clear audible hydro sound from the pump?
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#6SnadadosPosted 4/19/2014 3:00:14 PM
I bought an Arctic cooler for my 6870 and had the same thing where the GPU shot up to 100c.
The instructions said to use the medium spacers but they didn't let the heatsink get up on the GPU enough so I swapped them out and used the small spacers and it worked great.
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#7Xeeh_BitzPosted 4/19/2014 5:16:53 PM
WyzeGye posted...
the rad is too small for a 780 ti, but it also sounds like you haven't applied the thermal paste properly.


Depends on the pump speed also, but it should be enough to cool it better than a reference cooler. I doubt it'll overtake some of the better non reference ones tho
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#8PraetorXynPosted 4/19/2014 5:26:24 PM
Why do people buy these half-assed closed-loop solutions.
Either do custom water or go with high end air, which will be as good as any closed loop solution and a lot quieter.
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#9x ShadowPosted 4/19/2014 6:57:07 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
Why do people buy these half-assed closed-loop solutions.
Either do custom water or go with high end air, which will be as good as any closed loop solution and a lot quieter.


.... Because everything you said in that post is wrong? High end air will never match up to any closed water, and closed water is closer to custom loop than you think.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7719/nzxt-kraken-g10-review-liquid-cooling-for-your-gpu/3

The ACX cooler is quite a decent one. I don't know what the heck you're expecting from any aftermarket air solution, but it won't get even close to matching up to the G10 at least (I don't know how the pump on the one the TC bought is though).
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#10PraetorXynPosted 4/19/2014 7:41:18 PM
x Shadow posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
Why do people buy these half-assed closed-loop solutions.
Either do custom water or go with high end air, which will be as good as any closed loop solution and a lot quieter.


.... Because everything you said in that post is wrong? High end air will never match up to any closed water, and closed water is closer to custom loop than you think.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7719/nzxt-kraken-g10-review-liquid-cooling-for-your-gpu/3

The ACX cooler is quite a decent one. I don't know what the heck you're expecting from any aftermarket air solution, but it won't get even close to matching up to the G10 at least (I don't know how the pump on the one the TC bought is though).


The ACX is high end air, pretty much. I was referring to CPU coolers though with that statement. The Phanteks PH-TC14PE performs within 2-3 degrees C of the best CLC and has a far lower noise level.

GPU's are a different beast, and are really what make custom water worth it as it would be silly to do custom water for the CPU's sake.
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