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for anyone going crossfire under water with EK blocks...just as a heads up the EK terminal is B&$^& to put together with the blocks.....the O rings just do not want to stay in place. Took me a whole hour for 3 cards to fit together and even then I messed one up and there was a test leak... lesson in patience. biggrin.gif
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My stock boost voltage is 1,163v O.o is this normal...i tought 1,18v is stock
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"Only" 1.275V, that's more than 100mV gets me on AB and not something that most people run every day.

That's what I get using +100mV in AB.

I have a full cover Koolance block now though.
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for anyone going crossfire under water with EK blocks...just as a heads up the EK terminal is B&$^& to put together with the blocks.....the O rings just do not want to stay in place. Took me a whole hour for 3 cards to fit together and even then I messed one up and there was a test leak... lesson in patience. biggrin.gif

I'm using the EK Triple terminal. I've heard it's quite a pain! I'll know next week biggrin.gif
    
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What HIS cooler is that? got a link?

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/his-radeon-290x-iceq-x2,25508.html#his-radeon-290x-iceq-x2%2C25508.html?&_suid=1388785924833012465925225848295 It would be nice if i can get these for better cooling
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VRM temps on stock are better than 3rd party solutions atm...you can get a decent overclock at quiet fan speeds as long as ambient isnt too bad. 1100mhz w/ 53% fan speed should hover around 90C on the core, and shouldnt throttle. At least for me it didnt.

55% is where it got too loud for me personally.

You're right.
Sadly Sapphire Tri-X is at 91 degrees on VRM, reference on 73 degrees.
http://ht4u.net/reviews/2013/sapphire_radeon_tri-x_r9_290x_oc_im_test/index9.php
Probably must to wait for Vapor or Toxic.
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Hate to break it to you man but I doubt you can get your hands on that cooler without buying the whole card.
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You're right.
Sadly Sapphire Tri-X is at 91 degrees on VRM, reference on 73 degrees.
http://ht4u.net/reviews/2013/sapphire_radeon_tri-x_r9_290x_oc_im_test/index9.php
Probably must to wait for Vapor or Toxic.

Wait..thats Sapphire non-ref design? And their VRM performace is worse? I was talking about things like the Xtreme3/MK2/G10/Gelid where you have to use dinky little sinks to cool them. TriX should be avoided then...
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^ I'm flip flopping between not going WC at all vs getting a Swiftech H320 (basically an AIO CLC w/ a 360mm rad that is designed to be expanded) and add a full block ($150 for h320 + $100 for gpu block + fittings) vs going all out XSPC Photon (~$300 + $100 for gpu block)

I should maybe think about saving some money tongue.gif

I'm going to go ghetto at first. Richie's GPU Cool bracket seems really nice with its built in fan bracket. I have the full aluminum plate on my card with Fujipoly Extreme underneath on VRAM and VRM. I'm thinking an AIO on the core, and a slim 92mm fan directly cooling the VRM plate will leave me only with the project of finding a way to hide it all (you know, Kraken G10 style). The hiding will be especially necessary if I go with the Noctua slim 92mm fan! tongue.gif

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not sure how much a 240+mm radiator would be an improvement over a 140mm one, but my Corsair H90 keeps my 290x at 50c during full load

Thanks for the info. I can get an H80i for the same price as the H90 right now at $75. The former is 120mm and the latter is 140mm. I'm not too fond of the thickness of the H80i having 2 fans, but I could always use the PWM SP120's I already have on it to match all my case fans and overall theme. A rig has to look good, too, right? biggrin.gif

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This is what I did. I have an AIO on each of my GTX670's in SLI and also an AIO on my new 290. Temps on the 290 never go above 54c under full load mining. Nowhere near that for gaming, under 50c max. My VRM's are under 55c too. I made some custom coolers out of old CPU coolers by cutting them into pieces to fit the VRM's and RAM. Used zip ties to secure everything along with thermal tape.

Looks hideous on the 290, but works great. They are all mining so I don't care about aesthetics too much. The 670's actually look really nice but the 290 looks downright awful.... It does work well though. Overall, I'm very happy I did it this way. I didn't want to drop $200 per card on custom loops. After the blocks and rads it would be at least that much. The AIO solution cost me 60.00 per GPU card. Saved about 140.00 per card I figure. Although, not as nice looking as a custom loop I admit. I doubt you'll regret it. I will warn though that seating the 290 with an AIO is kinda hard. I used the H80 and the intel bracket. Clipped the tabs off so they were only 1/4" long (just long enough to secure a zip tie) and used one zip tie on each corner. My first attempt was with the AMD bracket pulling across and this didn't work at all. Good luck to you.

I plan to use Richie's GPU Cool bracket instead of zip ties. It makes for extremely easy installation and has a fan mount included.

Check out http://www.overclock.net/t/1439434 for more info.

Are you using any fans directed at the heatsinks you chopped up for your VRM?
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for anyone going crossfire under water with EK blocks...just as a heads up the EK terminal is B&$^& to put together with the blocks.....the O rings just do not want to stay in place. Took me a whole hour for 3 cards to fit together and even then I messed one up and there was a test leak... lesson in patience. biggrin.gif

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I'm using the EK Triple terminal. I've heard it's quite a pain! I'll know next week biggrin.gif
Try using some silicone grease next time. It helps a bunch.
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