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At this point I'm just trusting my card with high temps until I can afford water and another card, and being a poor college student that probably means a year or two. I don't overclock it, but it runs at its temp target of 95C basically half of the day most days when I'm using it.

This is idle,devil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gif compare this to my CPU..... Sometimes I miss the 32C idle of my 690.

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At this point I'm just trusting my card with high temps until I can afford water and another card, and being a poor college student that probably means a year or two. I don't overclock it, but it runs at its temp target of 95C basically half of the day most days when I'm using it.

This is idle,devil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gifdevil.gif compare this to my CPU..... Sometimes I miss the 32C idle of my 690.


Put it on water and you'll have it back. Mine never go above 52c.
     
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Geez those are expensive. Is there not any that are pretty good but easier on the wallet?
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Geez those are expensive. Is there not any that are pretty good but easier on the wallet?

What's wrong with the EK ones? My VRAMS are 56 and 39. On full load, and VRAM 1 peaks to 60 after +100mv and 1350 Overclock. Condering how these were might to run over 125 degrees. I think 60 is pretty good. (and this is after some water leaked into the card)



For those who removed the DVI port to make it a single slot card, where did you get single bracket? All the ones I found are for 7990s and GTX cards. haven't seen a single DVI, HDMI , Displayport one yet
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Geez those are expensive. Is there not any that are pretty good but easier on the wallet?

What's wrong with the EK ones? My VRAMS are 56 and 39. On full load, and VRAM 1 peaks to 60 after +100mv and 1350 Overclock.



For those who removed the DVI port to make it a single slot card, where did you get single bracket? All the ones I found are for 7990s and GTX cards. haven't seen a single DVI, HDMI , Displayport one yet

Apparently they were compared to the ones from other brands and they didn't fare as well.

But it's good to know yours was ok. I think I'll just use them, try it out and see for myself.
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Geez those are expensive. Is there not any that are pretty good but easier on the wallet?

yes, these are cheaper but still way better than the stocks that come the ek kit . . .

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16883/thr-168/Fujipoly_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_60_x_50_x_10_-_Thermal_Conductivity_110_WmK.html?tl=g30c309s1294

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Apparently they were compared to the ones from other brands and they didn't fare as well.

But it's good to know yours was ok. I think I'll just use them, try it out and see for myself.

Just make sure to use thermal paste on the thermal pads, I used up an entire tube on my card.


I will mention however, my R9 290 block came with a Gelid variant paste, instead of the regular runny paste. Or maybe I mixed it up with other EK block's paste.
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Geez those are expensive. Is there not any that are pretty good but easier on the wallet?

Phobya 7W/mk pads also do the job admirably. I use them with my AC kryographics block.
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Just make sure to use thermal paste on the thermal pads, I used up an entire tube on my card.


I will mention however, my R9 290 block came with a Gelid variant paste, instead of the regular runny paste. Or maybe I mixed it up with other EK block's paste.

Really? This is the first time I've ever heard to use paste ontop of the pads.
 
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