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Not really. Wont work worth a crap with these cards IMO. Absolutely no cooling at all to the front 3 VRM's.




Mine works fine with no heatsinks at all in fact. I did but 3 little VRMsinks on the bundle of three up front. I just zip-tied mine together and it keeps everything cooler (and quieter) than the stock cooler.


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I really don't see why anyone would buy one of these and not put it underwater.

Because it's too expensive and defeats the purpose of buying these cards for price/performance.
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Anyone knows what's the AMD Rep's username in here? My 290X still seems to be black screening while playing BF4, even at stock settings...

my CF 290 seems to black and red screen every couple of days too.
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Because it's too expensive and defeats the purpose of buying these cards for price/performance.

I kind of agree with ya there. It's really true if you haven't previously invested in water yet. Your looking at some serious change to do it. Water blocks are only part of the equation, by the time you throw in pump(s)/reservoir/rad(s)/tubing/fittings/possibly a bigger psu, it adds up to some serious serious cash.

On the other hand if you have already invested in everything but the waterblocks, its a no brainer to water cool em.
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Because it's too expensive and defeats the purpose of buying these cards for price/performance.
Have to diagree. If you watercool, it's still $150 cheaper than a 290X and still at the same price/performance when considering watercooling. You also gain oc'ing potential and watercooling usually extends the life and performance of a gpu/cpu. That being said, no, watercooling isn't cheap.
    
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I kind of agree with ya there. It's really true if you haven't previously invested in water yet. Your looking at some serious change to do it. Water blocks are only part of the equation, by the time you throw in pump(s)/reservoir/rad(s)/tubing/fittings/possibly a bigger psu, it adds up to some serious serious cash.

On the other hand if you have already invested in everything but the waterblocks, its a no brainer to water cool em.

All I know is i'm never going back. The low temps, the quiet from only having radiator fans (i'm only running one rear case fan cause I don't need any others anymore.) My computer basically makes no noise anymore.

Yeah I've spent 350$ so far to get my cpu+gpu cooled.

XSPC rasa 240mm kit ($150+a second rad($50 I think) + 118$ for a block and miscellaneous stuff.
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Ugh I shouldn't admit this but I will. The source of the problem seemed to be a loose DVI connection, LOL.

I've done that. Freaked out that my monitor / computer was dying.
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Have to diagree. If you watercool, it's still $150 cheaper than a 290X and still at the same price/performance when considering watercooling. You also gain oc'ing potential and watercooling usually extends the life and performance of a gpu/cpu. That being said, no, watercooling isn't cheap.

did you mean cheaper than a 780ti? I already had my rasa kit for the cpu so it basically cost me 118$ for a block and 50$ for a second radiator.

You have to take in to consideration that now that I have a second radiator I never need to buy another one likely unless I do some ridiculous setup.

I can also resell the block for atleast half of what I paid for it eventually, when i'm ready to move on to a new card.

So basically no water cooling isn't cheap but if you value quiet/ocing potential (temps) it cannot be beat.

I spent about the same as a 780ti in the end but I have about as much performance and 0 noise.
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Anyone knows what's the AMD Rep's username in here? My 290X still seems to be black screening while playing BF4, even at stock settings...
http://www.overclock.net/u/359086/warsam71
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http://www.overclock.net/u/359086/warsam71

Thanks, sending him a PM hoping he can help me out, really tired of this 290X...
    
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Thanks, sending him a PM hoping he can help me out, really tired of this 290X...

Do you get black screens playing other games?
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I kind of agree with ya there. It's really true if you haven't previously invested in water yet. Your looking at some serious change to do it. Water blocks are only part of the equation, by the time you throw in pump(s)/reservoir/rad(s)/tubing/fittings/possibly a bigger psu, it adds up to some serious serious cash.

On the other hand if you have already invested in everything but the waterblocks, its a no brainer to water cool em.
I can attest to that, after buying a new PSU, case, blocks, pump, res, rads, fittings, TIM, additive, fans, tubing, etc. I'm over $1.2k for watercooling.... Keep in mind no core components were bought except the case and PSU. Granted I'm buying all high-end parts, but still.

I started with a budget of $400 originally, lol.

On the topic of thinking your PC is dead, yesterday I had my new wifi adapter plugged into my mobo, and I guess it was in the flashback port so my PC kept trying to boot from the adapter. It didn't do it the first 5 or so times that I booted so it took me a while to figure it out. First I thought my 290 was dead, then my Sabertooth Z77.

Simply unplugging my adapter made it work again.thumb.gif
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