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hey guys, finally jumped the bandwagon and put my 6990 under water. I decided to go with Swiftech Epsilon because i got cheap and it was way too damn sexy





Powercolor 6990 butt nekkid



I had a hard time splitting the stock fan from the pcb. Man, i thought i was never gonna get it off.

I also think I've voided my warranty. I was looking for the last screw to take the back plate off and found that it was under a sticker. I tried to ninja remove it carefully without a sign of it being tampered only to found out that as I was removing the sticker there's a "Void" label behind it. Fail I reckon.

It's so shiny!



This thing is huge! (That's what she said) It covers the whole card! Literally.




Now before i put this all together. I was wondering how the loop order should be. I've got the RX360 kit and it will be cooling the CPU and GPU.

Thanks guys, will post more pics later and temp results
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post #2 of 11
Loop order won't matter, the temps will equalize. It's all a matter of doing the best tube routing for your case, whatever works best for you.

Great looking block by the way!
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Makes me want to sell my 570s, buy a 6990 and put it underwater.
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Loop order won't matter, the temps will equalize. It's all a matter of doing the best tube routing for your case, whatever works best for you.

Great looking block by the way!
Thanks! HAF X shouldn't have any problems then.

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Makes me want to sell my 570s, buy a 6990 and put it underwater.
haha. do it!!
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post #5 of 11
thats one sexy 6990 let us know what temps your getting i should be getting my Koolance ones up and running in the next few days so id love to compare temps
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Yeah AMD do a good job with the warranty sticker.
Block looks nice, you shooting for certain clocks?
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thats one sexy 6990 let us know what temps your getting i should be getting my Koolance ones up and running in the next few days so id love to compare temps
No worries. Will post results once i get it up and running. thanks!

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Yeah AMD do a good job with the warranty sticker.
Block looks nice, you shooting for certain clocks?
Thanks! I was hoping to hit 1000 core or more! We'll see.

This will be the loop order.

pump > rad > cpu > gpu > res

acceptable?
Edited by pujo - 7/16/11 at 6:42pm
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Alright, after some major leaking issue due to the orings not being in properly results are finally in.

Stock fan stock clocks and voltage

Idle gpu 1 = 46c
Idle gpu 2 = 38c

Load at 970/1500 1.220 volts after 5mins in furmark extreme burn in

Gpu 1 = 80c
Gpu 2 = 78c

With waterblock installed.

Same setting as above

Idle gpu 1 = 33c
Gpu 2 = 27c

Load gpu 1 = 58c
Gpu 2 = 55c

Impressive results i reckon. Although i have a few concerns

1. Cpu temp has risen. Idle temps by 10c.
2. Theres a screeching sorta noise coming from the 6990 when i run a 3d application.
3. When i touch the backplate, seems to get a little hot on load, althought the temps are low???

Wonder what it could be. Hmmm
Edited by pujo - 7/17/11 at 1:56pm
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I wanna see a Futuremark!
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1. Cpu temp has risen. Idle temps by 10c.
2. Theres a screeching sorta noise coming from the 6990 when i run a 3d application.
3. When i touch the backplate, seems to get a little hot on load, althought the temps are low???

Wonder what it could be. Hmmm
You need to take into consideration that you have south and north bridge heating up near your block.
Also the vcores can get very hot, and if they're not touching the block (looks like you don't have this problem) its even worse.

Got any pics of your setup?
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