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Okay, so is the Tri-X really worth it over a basic reference design? I can get a Tri-X 290 for 460.00 or I can get a basic 290reference design and add an AIO water cooler for about the same price. Temps on the reference end up much cooler than the Tri-X I am sure, but the Tri-X guarantees I get Hynix Ram.

So which one?


The problem about the AIO mod is the VRM temps, if you can put a heatsink on it that is good enough to put it down to 60 or lower then good. Tri-X cooler can't achieve that unless you ramp up the fan to really high RPM's but at the same time even at 100% fan speed it's still in the acceptable noise range. so it's really up to you.


I bought a reference card but at the time there's no custom cooler option. I am about to put a AIO on it w/ a big ass heatsink on the VRM1 (I believe, whatever is the Long strip of VRM that the core uses). I also bought a extra reference stock cooler to cut up in this mod so that if I need to RMA I can always pop the stock cooler back in and send for RMA.
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The problem about the AIO mod is the VRM temps, if you can put a heatsink on it that is good enough to put it down to 60 or lower then good. Tri-X cooler can't achieve that unless you ramp up the fan to really high RPM's but at the same time even at 100% fan speed it's still in the acceptable noise range. so it's really up to you.


I bought a reference card but at the time there's no custom cooler option. I am about to put a AIO on it w/ a big ass heatsink on the VRM1 (I believe, whatever is the Long strip of VRM that the core uses). I also bought a extra reference stock cooler to cut up in this mod so that if I need to RMA I can always pop the stock cooler back in and send for RMA.

Yeah, I have coolers on my VRM's and RAM. I don't have any temps over 55c at any time no matter how hard I run it. My core is under 45c too. So IDK, I guess it doesn't really matter. The Tri-X would have better resale though right? I imagine it would anyway.
     
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Yeah, I have coolers on my VRM's and RAM. I don't have any temps over 55c at any time no matter how hard I run it. My core is under 45c too. So IDK, I guess it doesn't really matter. The Tri-X would have better resale though right? I imagine it would anyway.


Funny enough the past 2years, I've seen reference card have higher re-sale value than custom PCB, probably because it's easier to find waterblocks/custom coolers for them. but I believe Tri-X is still under the same reference PCB design? so that should have a slightly better re-sale value than reference cooler.
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Are stores still jacking up the prices of these cards? I need to upgrade from a 5970 but I just can't justify buying a r9 card knowing places like newegg are asking ~$100 over MSRP
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The gelid VRM prototype it´s too small. It´s the same that comes with the kit, but with the holes in-line. Please anyone testing the prototype , send an email to gelid asking for a bigger solution.

That one will reach 90 or 95 degrees easily. With that good heatsink, that barely reach 60 degrees on gpu, it´s a shame to have such a poor vrm solution, limiting OC among other things.
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Are stores still jacking up the prices of these cards? I need to upgrade from a 5970 but I just can't justify buying a r9 card knowing places like newegg are asking ~$100 over MSRP

Yeah, have to wait till the cryptocurrency mining craze to die down a bit.
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Funny enough the past 2years, I've seen reference card have higher re-sale value than custom PCB, probably because it's easier to find waterblocks/custom coolers for them. but I believe Tri-X is still under the same reference PCB design? so that should have a slightly better re-sale value than reference cooler.

Well, that might make the Tri-X worth the extra cost then. Guaranteed Hynix Ram. I might remove the cooler and put a AIO on it anyway. Get better temps and ensure longevity, plus better OC ability overall. Planning to mine it, so the Hynix matters to me.
     
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The gelid VRM prototype it´s too small. It´s the same that comes with the kit, but with the holes in-line. Please anyone testing the prototype , send an email to gelid asking for a bigger solution.

That one will reach 90 or 95 degrees easily. With that good heatsink, that barely reach 60 degrees on gpu, it´s a shame to have such a poor vrm solution, limiting OC among other things.

I chopped an old CPU cooler into a thin slice and placed it over the VRM. Its about 1.15 inches tall, so no it won't work if you have to put an air cooler over top of it, but it keeps the VRM's under 55c even under the worst conditions. Works fantastic with an AIO water cooler on the die.
     
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Just installed the Accelero Xtreme III on one of my R9 290, low noise and temperatures.

The problem is that the temp on VRM1 goes up to 100C, people with the AX3 how did you install the VRM1 heatsinks?? I just used the glue and glued it, do I need a thermal pad??
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One of my R9 290 has a weird coil whine issue, it only happens on IDLE and while the monitor is ON. If I turn off the monitor, coil whine is gone, if I start a game, I can't hear it either.

Anyone else ever suffered this? It's weird, never had a card coil whine on idle... biggrin.gif
    
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