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Both intake because I want both radiator get fresh & cooler air for cooling. In water cooling lower water temp (or lower delta T) is what you want & this allow your watercooled components/devices getting good thermal performance. I see improvement to GPU temps around -5 to -6 Celsius when moving from top exhaust to intake.

Regarding dust, I have dust filter at the front but not at the top. The dust filter on the front worked really well. When I clean my top radiator one or two weeks ago, I don't need to clean the front radiator at all. I really need to get dust filter for top radiator but dust in the case is not really serious. I can clean my case every two or three weeks.

The ambient inside the case not even toasty. I didn't notice any changes in temp though. Maybe just a couple degrees higher.

I think if I tried this my northbridge would cook itself over gaming sessions. Allready put a mini fan on it to control temps which works but the X58 chip gets hot especially on Sabertooth heatsink. If I thought my MB VRM's heatsink and northbridge wouldn't be affected I would definitely be doing this but I have some canny volts going through the CPU and the northbridge is hot enough as it is.
 
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I could run it quite well with 1 290 pretty much maxed (except I turned down god rays and shadows iirc) although not as smooth as I would have liked. It has to feel butter smooth for me or I'm not happy lol. With crossfire certain parts were butter smooth but there was many stutter parts and screen tearing etc and v-sync screwed everything.
I got retail Crysis 3 for a xmas pressie and when I tried to install it through Origin the damn thing told me the key used was not what was on the disk and I had to download the game off the net, It was still Crysis 3 but that's not what was on the disk according to them... so the retail disk for that is useless (if you try to reinstall it using the disk it just says the key has been used and it won't install).

Well, Uplay being Uplay, it won't let me install AC4 atm for some reason, i'll give it a go in the morning with a clear head.

But on the retail disc install thing, i really don't have any issues at all like that, pop the disc in......hit install and wait.
 
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Hey I am not talking about the XFX DD model I am talking about the XFX Black OC Edition (XFX XFX Radeon R9 290 Black Edition 4GB GDDR5 (R9-290A-ENBC).

According the EK coolingconfigurator an EK-FC R9-290X should fit, bit I would like confirmation from someone who already fitted this block to his card.

The Black OC Edition is a Ref card, Ref cooler just different clocks.

So yes, a block will fit it.

Here is the Black OC Edition: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b2672/xfx-r9-290-black-edition.html
 
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I think if I tried this my northbridge would cook itself over gaming sessions. Allready put a mini fan on it to control temps which works but the X58 chip gets hot especially on Sabertooth heatsink. If I thought my MB VRM's heatsink and northbridge wouldn't be affected I would definitely be doing this but I have some canny volts going through the CPU and the northbridge is hot enough as it is.
Honestly you're overestimated that. It's not going to cook X58 chipset. I know X58 chipset running hot but by having intake instead of exhaust will not cook X58 chipset. BTW, what is the X58 temperature when playing games?
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I have two questions.

First is - I used to run some 7970 cards in eyefinity landscape and I loved the ease of use compared to my current 780 surround set up. I'm looking to possibly go for a 290x trifire setup.

However, I have gone from landscape to portrait now and I'm appreciating nvidias bezel correction in that config. Do the current catalyst drivers have support for bezel correction/compensation in portrait or portrait flipped modes? This is all in win 8.1.

Second is - where are the 290x lightnings? Seem's like they were shown off a month ago... but there is absolutely no news.

No one knows either answer?
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No one knows either answer?

Can't help you about the eyefinity, but I know MSI has been really hush about the R9 290 Lightning since CES. All the news I can find is related to it being spotted at CES. Most users here are calling it vaporware at this point. I'm still a believer, but haven't seen any recent mention of it. Especially related to release info!
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Disable ULPS?

Yes, that's been disabled for a while now, even checked regedit multiple times. It's weird that I can't get it to show on either Trixx or afterburner but afterburner is way worse and I use it only to monitor. Redoing my loop this weekend with some new parts and i'll see if a reseat fixes it.
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Okay so while i knew my card had coil whine before I put on my water block but now that the stock fan is gone the coil whine is much more noticeable. Now its a gigabyte reference 290x from mid December. If I did try and get an RMA should I tell them its for coil whine? If I put back on the stock cooler they won't notice I had it open except that the thermal pads/paste is different. Also any idea on the turn around on it?
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Okay so while i knew my card had coil whine before I put on my water block but now that the stock fan is gone the coil whine is much more noticeable. Now its a gigabyte reference 290x from mid December. If I did try and get an RMA should I tell them its for coil whine? If I put back on the stock cooler they won't notice I had it open except that the thermal pads/paste is different. Also any idea on the turn around on it?

Definitely don't let them know that you had it block'd. I do believe they'll accept RMA's for coil whine, but there's no guarantee that the replacement will be any better. If your card can do 1200+ core on a stock BIOS, I would keep it and just try to deal with the noise. Locking your frame rates can help a lot in reducing whine.

My card has some pretty bad whine too, but I simply got used to the subtle ambient noise, and locked all of my games to 60 FPS.
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Well it's arrived, so here's a couple of photos for proof, no messing with the cooing or anything just unceremoniously shoved in my system smile.gif







Finally gaming on ultra. now to go update the old sig rig wink.gif

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sorry that looks awful, here is a closeup of gpuz
    
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