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Just got done making some graphs for my 290 usage:
Usage.PNG 47k .PNG file
Percentages.PNG 60k .PNG file

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Motherboard: ASRock Extreme6 LGA1155
CPU: i5 3570k, OC to 4.0 GHz
GPU: Gigabyte R9 290 with Windforce cooler
RAM: DDR3 1600mhz
PSU: Corsair RM650

Stay far away from the Corsair RM series

http://www.overclock.net/t/1455892/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-rm-psu

If you already have it then send it back
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For any other users having system hard locks while playing Youtube in Firefox or video files in Windows Media Player:

Go to this site: http://www.divx.com/en/software/video-codec

And install DivX.

This fixed youtube for me in Firefox as well as files in Windows Media Player.

Credit for this goes to user bridgypoo, my girlfriend. After over a day of trying to find a solution, she found this.
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Thanks for the heads up. Looks like a PSU is next on the to-do list. This PSU seemed so solid too frown.gif
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My setup for the last 2 months a 2x XFX R9 290 CFX with stock cooling, no OC:


Today a new MSI R9 290 for TriFX, The three boxes together:


The new MSI R9 290 on my desktop waiting for action!:


The new MSI R9 290 in the middle of the TriFX Sandwich with stock cooling, no OC:


The GPU-Z validation here

Th CPUZ validation here
Edited by aaroc - 1/15/14 at 7:05pm
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How will be aprox. total system power consumption with 1.3v OC?
Hope 700W is enough or have to buy 850W supply to be on safe side? smile.gif

With single 290 tri X you will never need more then ~ 600W, even with crazy volts during gameplay. Synthetic benchmarks are different story. Don't worry, you won't need more then ~100-120mV + for maxing the oc, after that you will need like 50mV + for 20mhz ain't worth it, just go for 100mV offset and you are golden, maybe add like 30- 50 aux for higher memory oc thumb.gif

Keep in mind, you will buy very high quality PSU if you go for CM Vanguard, so even at full load it will handle the 290 with ease.

If the price is very close go for 850W otherwise 700W more then enough.
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Got my new silver 540

Without side panel

With side panel

I call this one prying eyes xD
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Welp, I finally bit the bullet and got my 290X under water. Keeps her cool now topping out at 48c so far but that's only at 1175MHz core. Gonna try to play with Trixx soon and go above the +100mv default limit in AB.






Oh sorry for the flash, didn't think of a pic till very end. It ended up a lot uglier than I wanted it to, gonna have to contemplate a re-do haha.

Using stock base plate by doing the re-use mod obviously since I did it trying my Zalman hsf. And it doesn't do too bad, with a fan over the vrm1 section I hit mid 70's on vrm1 and low 60's on vrm2. Hopefully ram is ok, no issue so far so I guess they are.thumb.gif

Feels good to finally feel like I can play with this thing. biggrin.gif

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Welp, I finally bit the bullet and got my 290X under water. Keeps her cool now topping out at 48c so far but that's only at 1175MHz core. Gonna try to play with Trixx soon and go above the +100mv default limit in AB.






Oh sorry for the flash, didn't think of a pic till very end. It ended up a lot uglier than I wanted it to, gonna have to contemplate a re-do haha.

Using stock base plate by doing the re-use mod obviously since I did it trying my Zalman hsf. And it doesn't do too bad, with a fan over the vrm1 section I hit mid 70's on vrm1 and low 60's on vrm2. Hopefully ram is ok, no issue so far so I guess they are.thumb.gif

Feels good to finally feel like I can play with this thing. biggrin.gif

Glad you got water going through the card thumb.gif

Don't take this the wrong way, I still don't understand why people buy $500 items and won't spend $100 on a full cover block frown.gif It always hurts me inside biggrin.gif

Anyhow, I got this 290x I'm using at a bad price and with those voided warrantys I'm scared to put it under water. What really sucks is seeing a card idle temperature being 20C more than my old watercooled card under load for long benchmarks or games frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif
  
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Glad you got water going through the card thumb.gif

Don't take this the wrong way, I still don't understand why people buy $500 items and won't spend $100 on a full cover block frown.gif It always hurts me inside biggrin.gif

Anyhow, I got this 290x I'm using at a bad price and with those voided warrantys I'm scared to put it under water. What really sucks is seeing a card idle temperature being 20C more than my old watercooled card under load for long benchmarks or games frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

Yeah and better aesthetics. With the age of current cards you know 290X will last you at least 1 year. My HD 7970 i got water block since day one and that lasted 2 year as AMDs top card. 2 year for water block is very good investment.
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I feel ya Hulk, but it's simple really. Half the price of full cover block for 1, 2 the gpu was actually a christmas gift from the wife. 3 would be after doing so many full cover blocks and losing on them everytime I think more about my next card than current card in my rig. Switched back to air cooling gpu for past to 2 gpu setups since my 480 full cover and yada yada way back when.

I almost went full cover, but in the end it was gonna be $80 adding it to my loop than going with universal block. I did it on the cheap and it solved my noise and temp issue so me happy. tongue.gif

And warranty, hah, if it works for at least 2 weeks it's good, after that I know if it dies it's my fault lachen.gif Don't need no stinkin warranty wheee.gif
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