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no, afraid not. i live in the uk so ringing is not really practical.
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I probably wouldn't use the thermal glue that comes with those cooling options anyway. Get a sheet of thermal tape and use that instead, just in case you have to remount the stock cooler for warranty work. Also you might even look at some nice copper RAMsinks and VRMsinks instead of the aluminum ones that come in the kit. I think as long as they are shorter than 12mm they should fit. This was what I found when I was looking to get the Gelid solution anyway. 13-14mm was all the clearance you had. Enzotech makes some nice 9mm copper sinks that should fit the bill.
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thanks for all the help people, it really is very much appreciated.
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I probably wouldn't use the thermal glue that comes with those cooling options anyway. Get a sheet of thermal tape and use that instead, just in case you have to remount the stock cooler for warranty work. Also you might even look at some nice copper RAMsinks and VRMsinks instead of the aluminum ones that come in the kit. I think as long as they are shorter than 12mm they should fit. This was what I found when I was looking to get the Gelid solution anyway. 13-14mm was all the clearance you had. Enzotech makes some nice 9mm copper sinks that should fit the bill.

I've had the AX III on my 290x and i used the thermal pads from the stock heatsink for the vram and the pads that came with the AX III for the vrm's, Worked great, no mess and easy to put them back on the stock cooler to return it if you need to.
 
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Good morning.
Is there anything to be concerned about with the weight of the XSPC waterblock? I didn't realize how heavy it is until I received it.(my first GPU water block).
Any chance of bending the card over time?
I'm guessing I might need to buy a backplate.Is this correct?
Thanks for your time.
Don't worry. It won't damage the card. With single card, your card may sagging a little bit at the back (in normal ATX casing) but it will be fine. Backplate only help a little but doesn't completely prevent it from sagging.

[EDIT]
I got black screen today. Turn out the backlight is off for some reason. I can't seems to get the backlight on again. I can see very vaguely the images on the screen. If I turn the monitor off & on back, the backlight is back on for a second & then go off again. Googled & found that it's likely a couple of capacitors failed. Time to get new monitor I think.
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There are two sets of VRMs on the card, the long set near the power connectors (VRM1) and the small cluster of 3 near the display outputs (VRM2). VRM1 controls the core, and VRM2 is for the memory.
Than the 108 degrees in quiet mode is very much on the VRM1 for ASUS? Little fail for them...
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Don't worry. It won't damage the card. With single card, your card may sagging a little bit at the back (in normal ATX casing) but it will be fine. Backplate only help a little but doesn't completely prevent it from sagging.

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I figured that my rig looks like crap so I decided to just make it functional. I supported my video card using dental floss. I also upgraded my two 120mm fans to two 140mm Noctua NF a14 pwm fan to cool my heatercore.

As for the monitor, just replace the caps. I've repaired 2 monitors by changing capacitors. One in my brother's and the other is the one that I'm using right now. I just got lazy and ordered the kits from eBay.




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Ok, so overclockers UK have the DCU II 290x listed for a 17th jan release, should i assume the 290 version will be out around the same time?

Actually nvm, It's between the Tri-X and DCU II for me now, just gonna grab the first one that releases in Aus. biggrin.gif
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Guys do you think downvolting the GPU core by -100mV creates problems? I'm trying some mining with the stock cooler, -50mV seems to be ok for now, wondering if also -100 would be OK to decrease heat
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Good luck getting a trix in aus, they still dont have supply of the 280x
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