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Originally Posted by stickg1 View Post

It should work really well. Most likely better than chopping the stock heatsink. Plus you get to save your stock heatsink in case you need it for warranty or end up selling the card and reusing your Gelid for a future GPU upgrade.

Hell I don't even use heatsinks on VRM1, I just use direct airflow and it cools 25C better than the stock heatsink. Those things are suffocated by the stock cooling.

Do you have a pic of how you are blowing air on them?
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Originally Posted by stickg1 View Post

It should work really well. Most likely better than chopping the stock heatsink. Plus you get to save your stock heatsink in case you need it for warranty or end up selling the card and reusing your Gelid for a future GPU upgrade.

Hell I don't even use heatsinks on VRM1, I just use direct airflow and it cools 25C better than the stock heatsink. Those things are suffocated by the stock cooling.

The stock cooling keeps VRM1 in the low 60s for me ??? Even when core is >80

**fixed that for ya

My stock cooler ran my VRM1 in the low 90s while gaming, low 80s while folding





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Do you have a pic of how you are blowing air on them?

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Originally Posted by twirelez View Post

I'm willing to invest in watercooling, but I need some guidance. What capacity of XSPC Raystorm do i need to buy to be able to handle cpu + r9 290 + 6870 ?

For all three I'd get a 360 (or 360 total, could be a 240 and a separate 120 if you bought them individually).
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Originally Posted by Jaju123 View Post

Guys I was playing BF4 with 2x R9 290s in crossfire on 64 player conquest large, and it was stuttering a little so I checked my VRAM usage and this is what is said:



How is it possible that I can use more than what my cards even provide?

Thanks!

Memory monitoring is unified, ie. it's the combined total of all cards.
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Wow I'm glad I bought my stock Sapphire 290x on day 1 for like $580 that came with battlefield 4. It's insane how the prices are jumping up. I might sell this stock one and grab a 3rd party cooler version later on.

2x 290x Lightnings for 2x XFX 290x. 😸
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Try 1100/1500


hi bro flash my card to 290x xfx bios

overclock with after burner

core clock 1135

memory clock 1400

voltage 100 mv

fan 75 percent

and here is my result

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7699477

i think its not that bad.. it is stable now smile.gif

havent tried 1500 on memory though..
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Newegg has gigabyte 290 for 579.00:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125500

And 290x for 699.00:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125499

lol...

200 dollar markups, thanks miners!
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Newegg has gigabyte 290 for 579.00:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125500

And 290x for 699.00:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125499

lol...

200 dollar markups, thanks miners!


Those arent the reference cards tho. BUT! the reference cards are still 130bucks more than the launch price.
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How often do you seriously see aftermarket coolers go for more than reference tho? Just because AMD messed this launch up we should expect the aftermarket cooled cards to go for more? How does that work.
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