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Thanks Arizonian

And my card has arrive, it here

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I actually like the look of the cooler and it goes well with my system,



I'm still with the idea of getting a second one but not sure if my AX760i Can handle it, and I don't really want to change it because just arrived one week before my 290 haha.

I still don't check temperatures and noise, not even if it's unlockeable but so far I think a Waterblock will be a good friend to my 290.

Your right it does match nicely with that touch of red. Congrats - added thumb.gif

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I've had the card since Nov 2013, just found this thread and would like to join the club.
Just put on water a couple weeks ago and looking forward to pushing the OC a bit higher with some core voltage bumpage.
Looks like  there is some good advice to be had here.
Thanks to the OP and contributors.

Max temps gaming/oced 48c  26c ambient at time of testing 32c case internal playing BF4 MP

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http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/vyr5h/

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Just for fun and got bored. Tried TRIXX utility and got these results. I enjoyed the scores but not the voltage increase. lol biggrin.gif

1200/1500 +168 mV and Power limit +50

Firestrike 1.1 Score: 10358

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2287107

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My R9 290 Tri-X takes the exact same amount of volts to do 1200mhz stably, +168mv. Anything less and I get errors in OCCT. With +168mv I can run it for 10 minutes and not get errors, so it seems good to me. Tested it in games a lot over the last few days, no crashes or lockups, no display driver crashes.

Anything more than 1200mhz on the core causes artifacts in Valley. Well, I can get away with 1215mhz with no artifacts but I just leave it at 1200 because it's an even number and I'd rather have total stability when gaming over a tiny bit more performance.

You're lucky your ram does 1600mhz. Mine will do 1550 fine in Valley, but 1600 I black screen immediately, even with +50 aux voltage in Afterburner.

Overall I'm VERY happy with the performance of my card at 1200/1500 and the only problem I've had at these clocks is artifacts in Skyrim using ENBseries. If I turn the core clock down they go away. This is the only game so far that does this, and it doesn't artifact without ENB at those clocks. The performance and temps of this thing is great and it powers through most games I play in Eyefinity no less. Any Unreal Engine 3 game seems to run at 60 fps with everything maxed out, I've tried Unreal Tournament 3 and Bulletstorm. Other games run great too, like Just Cause 2. Really the only thing I have it can't max is Crysis 3, I have to turn a few post processing options to "medium" to get good FPS, but I can't tell the difference between having them on medium or very high anyway. I also have the Metro games but I'm yet to try them.
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Try going into afterburner, set unofficial overclocking mode to without powerplay support, make sure your idle clocks are then set to 1000/1250 in idle (instead of 150/300) and then try to set your ram to 1600 mhz.

You wont black screen. At worst, the screen will flicker, since the 2D idle voltage will now be 3d.
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I'm going to buy a waterblock sometime next week. Which is the best?

This is my aquacomputer block for your reference
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I can get 7W/MK rated thermal pad locally. Does 7W/MK is enough? I know people suggest Fujipoly but it's not available locally.
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Originally Posted by Loktar Ogar View Post

Just for fun and got bored. Tried TRIXX utility and got these results. I enjoyed the scores but not the voltage increase. lol biggrin.gif

1200/1500 +168 mV and Power limit +50

Firestrike 1.1 Score: 10358

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2287107

1200/1600 +168 mV and Power limit +50

Firestrike 1.1 Score: 10440*

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2287125

* For some reason the clocks did not registered

I don't feel like doing CC 1200+ due to volts. This R9 290 TRI-X are probably good in water. tongue.gif
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So guys,

What are some good waterblocks for these?
So far I can get EK Acetal's for around $20 cheaper then anything else (Well, the same price as XSPC).

I'm thinking that is the best yes?

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I'm going to buy a waterblock sometime next week. Which is the best?

I don't know that enough are out and about and compiled to really say which is best. But they are all fairly equal and do a fine job. Heatkiller if you like the weighty copper look and feel, Aqua computer just cause it's sexy for some reason. EK, and Koolance are the main go to it seems though but look avg to me.

All the numbers you find for them are respectable and well within margin or error depending on rad,fan etc setup imo.

Maybe someone has a link to a bit more comparative articles that can show for sure. My quick glances and looks are that VRM temps vary a bit but for the core part if your loop is good they all and even universal blocks keep the 290X plenty cool.

Simple way is let budget dictate, if it allows then go by what tickles your fancy looks wise.
All blocks performs close to each other but the best out-of-the-box I can say is the Aquacomputer Kryographics blocks with their active backplate. The active backplate does a good job in cooling VRM1.

[source]


To be fair, the stock thermal pad that come with the EK block is not good. So, if you're going to order EK block, order some Fujipoly thermal pads. With this thermal pad, you'll get better cooling on VRM1. Maybe close to the AC active backplate performance if not better.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17499/thr-181/Fujipoly_Ultra_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_60_x_50_x_05_-_Thermal_Conductivity_170_WmK.html?tl=g30c309s1294

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17500/thr-182/Fujipoly_Ultra_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_60_x_50_x_10_-_Thermal_Conductivity_170_WmK.html?tl=g30c309s1294
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LOL good luck getting an EK Acetal block...

I ordered one from FrozenCPU Dec 14th and I'm still waiting on it to ship. I've talked with the reps and they said that EK is way behind on their order, one customer service rep said specifically that he has orders for over 70 blocks that EK is behind on.

The price isn't bad and the Acetal is sexy but this wait is killing me. I've had every other part for my rebuild for weeks now.
I bought mine on EKWB website. Ordered on 8 January & received mine on 20 January. I waited one week.
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I know where a few bnib Xspc 290 water blocks and backplates are for sale ready to ship!
    
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Hey guys, I just bought a Sapphire 290 and a XSPC Razor R9 290X / 290 - Full Cover Water Block and Back plate.
Looking forward to see what I can get out of it.
I will be back in a week or so to ask all kinds of dumb, already answered questions, thanks-lol


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I know where a few bnib Xspc 290 water blocks and backplates are for sale ready to ship!

Performance PCs-where I bought mine.
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I see. I think I really don't need to change it right now anyway. I just see people with like 42-45c load temps on the 290/x with + voltage and mine gets to like 50c in BF4 with no + voltage. So i'm running a bit hotter and I think it is my pump not being that powerful to go through CPU Block 2 rads and a gpu block. I should probably just be happy that everything works for now and just upgrade my pump whenever I do a new build.
You posted this a while back but I stopped reading this thread a while ago and am 2000 pages behind but I just had to answer that.

I also have a Midi R2 and was getting 50-55°C on load with a slight OC but no voltage bumps.
All I did was remove all dust filters from the case and now I'm getting 10-15°C less on the CPU cores and am only hitting 36°C on the GPU
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I'm going to buy a waterblock sometime next week. Which is the best?

EK, Koolance, and XSPC are all great, but I've always been told that Heatkiller blocks are the cream of the crop. If you like that clean copper look, go with one of those. They are, however a little more expensive than the other brands, but for a reason I would hope.

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LOL good luck getting an EK Acetal block...

I ordered one from FrozenCPU Dec 14th and I'm still waiting on it to ship. I've talked with the reps and they said that EK is way behind on their order, one customer service rep said specifically that he has orders for over 70 blocks that EK is behind on.

The price isn't bad and the Acetal is sexy but this wait is killing me. I've had every other part for my rebuild for weeks now.

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EK, Koolance, and XSPC are all great, but I've always been told that Heatkiller blocks are the cream of the crop. If you like that clean copper look, go with one of those. They are, however a little more expensive than the other brands, but for a reason I would hope.

heatkiller and Koolance are always on the top of the chain in terms of cooling performance and XSPC and EK is right next to them w/ a difference of 1-2C at most. but the margin on flow rate (specially Koolance block) is big, XSPC normally have better flow rate, EK next to it and heatkiller would come up after the two, and Koolance being the most restrictive blocks you would see.

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I'm going to buy a waterblock sometime next week. Which is the best?

This is my aquacomputer block for your reference

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I can get 7W/MK rated thermal pad locally. Does 7W/MK is enough? I know people suggest Fujipoly but it's not available locally.
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Originally Posted by Loktar Ogar View Post

Just for fun and got bored. Tried TRIXX utility and got these results. I enjoyed the scores but not the voltage increase. lol biggrin.gif

1200/1500 +168 mV and Power limit +50

Firestrike 1.1 Score: 10358

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2287107

1200/1600 +168 mV and Power limit +50

Firestrike 1.1 Score: 10440*

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2287125

* For some reason the clocks did not registered

I don't feel like doing CC 1200+ due to volts. This R9 290 TRI-X are probably good in water. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

So guys,

What are some good waterblocks for these?
So far I can get EK Acetal's for around $20 cheaper then anything else (Well, the same price as XSPC).

I'm thinking that is the best yes?

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Originally Posted by Krusher33 View Post

I'm going to buy a waterblock sometime next week. Which is the best?

I don't know that enough are out and about and compiled to really say which is best. But they are all fairly equal and do a fine job. Heatkiller if you like the weighty copper look and feel, Aqua computer just cause it's sexy for some reason. EK, and Koolance are the main go to it seems though but look avg to me.

All the numbers you find for them are respectable and well within margin or error depending on rad,fan etc setup imo.

Maybe someone has a link to a bit more comparative articles that can show for sure. My quick glances and looks are that VRM temps vary a bit but for the core part if your loop is good they all and even universal blocks keep the 290X plenty cool.

Simple way is let budget dictate, if it allows then go by what tickles your fancy looks wise.
All blocks performs close to each other but the best out-of-the-box I can say is the Aquacomputer Kryographics blocks with their active backplate. The active backplate does a good job in cooling VRM1.

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To be fair, the stock thermal pad that come with the EK block is not good. So, if you're going to order EK block, order some Fujipoly thermal pads. With this thermal pad, you'll get better cooling on VRM1. Maybe close to the AC active backplate performance if not better.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17499/thr-181/Fujipoly_Ultra_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_60_x_50_x_05_-_Thermal_Conductivity_170_WmK.html?tl=g30c309s1294

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17500/thr-182/Fujipoly_Ultra_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_60_x_50_x_10_-_Thermal_Conductivity_170_WmK.html?tl=g30c309s1294
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LOL good luck getting an EK Acetal block...

I ordered one from FrozenCPU Dec 14th and I'm still waiting on it to ship. I've talked with the reps and they said that EK is way behind on their order, one customer service rep said specifically that he has orders for over 70 blocks that EK is behind on.

The price isn't bad and the Acetal is sexy but this wait is killing me. I've had every other part for my rebuild for weeks now.
I bought mine on EKWB website. Ordered on 8 January & received mine on 20 January. I waited one week.

Ok thanks everyone. My card/waterblock is pending payment today so I may be ordering one sooner than I thought.
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I'm going to buy a waterblock sometime next week. Which is the best?
Im using Heatkiller since Alphacool did not made them for R9-290 yet. So i thing its the best choice, very good performance. And doesnt have that infantill kokonut tree on it. Lets see it.
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