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Thanks Hattifnatten, kizwan and Forceman. Yes, I also considered aesthetics for this. The tubes are very thick, so no danger in slicing through them. Man, my first custom loop and I’ve learned so much already.

I’ve also realized while many of us tend to cover the bigger things in our how toos, we often don’t talk about the little things like “take care to hand tighten all compression fittings to avoid metal shavings, damaging waterblock threads, damaging O rings and perforating tubes”.

I had tightened using a wrench, and luckily no damages were incurred other then the metal shavings which I had to clean, but next time I will be hand tightening everything.

Your combined advise will be included in my new "The Hawaiian Heat Wave" build log.
 
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Crashing at 1100mhz? Wth....i always thought all 290X can hit that on stock volts/cooler.

It crashed at 1400mhz memory and stock clocks? Youre raising voltages right? tongue.gif

Try ASUS bios maybe w/ GPU Tweak? I dont know - kinda sounds like a bad overclocker.

Just installed it... Didn't change clocks at all, still getting a directX error.... WTH
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Are you increasing voltage offset at all? If so how high have you tried? Don't be scared to at least try up to +100mv


I've pushed to the max ASUS bios at 1412mv in GPU Tweak - worked fine and crashed when i hit the thermal barrier on VRM1 (GPU temps was still < 70C). So it should be fine as long as temps are in check, but currently at 1360mv.
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Just installed it... Didn't change clocks at all, still getting a directX error.... WTH

Lol - well judging by your avatar..maybe you still have some nvidia artifacts lying around? Have you tried doing a safe mode DDU run?
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Lol - well judging by your avatar..maybe you still have some nvidia artifacts lying around? Have you tried doing a safe mode DDU run?

Ha, no, I always run that with drivers.

One thing I forgot to mention, and I think this is the issue: I play at 1440p @ 110hz. Setting it back to 60hz, so far no wonky display issues.
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I run BF4 at 1440p@119hz without issue, so im not sure thats it. Are your CRU values good?
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I run BF4 at 1440p@119hz without issue, so im not sure thats it. Are your CRU values good?

Probably not, but to eliminate that as an issue I'm going to just play at 60hz for now...

BTW thanks for the help!
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So whats the latest AMD driver? 13.12 or 13.11beta9.5? I got a reference gigabyte coming in today that I scored for $534, new but damaged box so I'll see how it goes.
 
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So whats the latest AMD driver? 13.12 or 13.11beta9.5? I got a reference gigabyte coming in today that I scored for $534, new but damaged box so I'll see how it goes.
afaik, the 13.12 are just whql certified 13.11 beta 9.5's
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afaik, the 13.12 are just whql certified 13.11 beta 9.5's

Thanks, AMD still using CAPs? Dont see them on the site...

Its been awhile since I had a radeon.
 
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