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Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko View Post

my vrm temps max out at 75c when benching, i haven't got any gaming done yet lol
Yeah, they are a lot better than what people were expecting, The glowing from the XFX on the underside actually turns off on the second card until it actually has to work. I'm very pleased with them, even at stock clocks they run circles around anything i can throw at them.
1.211 vs 1.219.


EDIT: I just noticed that for some strange reason my 2nd 290 is showing as PCIe 2.0 x 8 even though it's in a x16 slot, any ideas?

X8 even at load?

do your cards follow the reference pcb?
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X8 even at load?

do your cards follow the reference pcb?

I haven't had the cooler off them but i'm 98% sure they are Ref Boards (Minus the XFX Logo)

I'll tinker a bit more tomorrow, i think a full Windows install might be in order, i've been putting it off for far too long now......
 
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I haven't had the cooler off them but i'm 98% sure they are Ref Boards (Minus the XFX Logo)

I'll tinker a bit more tomorrow, i think a full Windows install might be in order, i've been putting it off for far too long now......

use gpuz's render test to load and check if it turns to X16. thanks.
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post #13984 of 43971
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That's after costing out power.

 

 

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For me, about 30-40 cent.

 

Thanx for explaining. +1 to both of you

I'm gonna have 3 290x's in my build and i'm considering mining in my PC's downtime just to try it out

    
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Powerprices may be different for you, but you will make a profit nevertheless.
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Sweet. I could definitely use it =)

    
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post #13987 of 43971
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Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko View Post

my vrm temps max out at 75c when benching, i haven't got any gaming done yet lol
Yeah, they are a lot better than what people were expecting, The glowing from the XFX on the underside actually turns off on the second card until it actually has to work. I'm very pleased with them, even at stock clocks they run circles around anything i can throw at them.
1.211 vs 1.219.


EDIT: I just noticed that for some strange reason my 2nd 290 is showing as PCIe 2.0 x 8 even though it's in a x16 slot, any ideas?

Is the slot x8 electrical?
Set power option preset to High Performance in the power options settings (via windows).
If this fails, ensure the BIOS settings are correct.
Still no luck? Re-install the card. Each time you re-install and test, try seating it a little less firmly each time. Too much pressure or too much for a firm install can knock the speeds on the slots down.. I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous but it's true. I discovered this and replicated the problem on other systems.
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Hey just a question, Haven't had an intel build since 2007 so I don't really have a concrete idea on the power consumption of it.


But my question is, would a 650watts PSU enough to power these..

i5 3570k (prolly a OC of 4Ghz to 4.4Ghz depending on temps/voltage)
R9 290X (stock voltage, maybe if I could run it at max +200mV for benchmarking that would be nice)
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Hey just a question, Haven't had an intel build since 2007 so I don't really have a concrete idea on the power consumption of it.


But my question is, would a 650watts PSU enough to power these..

i5 3570k (prolly a OC of 4Ghz to 4.4Ghz depending on temps/voltage)
R9 290X (stock voltage, maybe if I could run it at max +200mV for benchmarking that would be nice)
two (2) H100i (one for CPU and another for GPU)
one SSD and HDD
2x4Gb RAM module.
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It would be fine for a stock 290X but I can't say once you start overvolting the 290X as they can start drawing a lot power. If you don't go to crazy with volts you'll be fine.
 
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It would be fine for a stock 290X but I can't say once you start overvolting the 290X as they can start drawing a lot power. If you don't go to crazy with volts you'll be fine.


I'll probably opt in w/ 850watts PSU. if only length of the PSU wasn't an issue, 160mm in length is the maximum PSU size I can get into a bitfenix prodigy and that's gonna be really tight with modular cables.


my Seasonic X1250 won't even fit on it since it's 190mm in length.
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