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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

Those chips highlighted in red....surely they will be cooled by the wind force fans airflow? The EK block will provide no cooling for these chips. Question is, what are they and do they require any form of cooling?
Thank you for your kind support.
If it need any cooling at all, just air flow is enough I think. Basically it doesn't need heatsink to run cool. I don't know what are those chips for.

BTW, EK backplate is not compatible with Windforce card, only EK water block compatible. Chokes (the grey rectangle chips) don't need cooling as far as I know.
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If it need any cooling at all, just air flow is enough I think. Basically it doesn't need heatsink to run cool. I don't know what are those chips for.

BTW, EK backplate is not compatible with Windforce card, only EK water block compatible. Chokes (the grey rectangle chips) don't need cooling as far as I know.

So what are those sealed boxes near the little grey choke chips? Sealed coils? Do they require cooling? EK have a cut out where those would be.

Edit: Here is what would be cooled when the EK FC R9 290X WC block is installed.
Blue = cooled
Red = not cooled

Edited by BradleyW - 2/7/14 at 10:21am
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Looky what PCCG has put up recently wink.gif Should be bloody good witha giant (what looks lke 2.5 slot) heatsink and 3 fans, and that price!






http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=416&products_id=26799&zenid=dc5e9e51b8ae549766454c8078029dd5
Mine just shipped today from NCIX. I will update thread when I get it sometime next week.
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Can the 290 do 5x1 Eyefinity? I don't see how it could going by the ports on the back of it.. but i cannot find a definitive answer.
    
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So what are those sealed boxes near the little grey choke chips? Sealed coils? Do they require cooling? EK have a cut out where those would be.
If you're referring to the "chips" on the right of the chokes, they're VRM1 which need cooling. If you're referring on the left, no I don't think so because it also doesn't "attached" to the Windforce cooler with thermal pad or TIM.
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Edit: Here is what would be cooled when the EK FC R9 290X WC block is installed.
Blue = cooled
Red = not cooled
Yes, that is correct.
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They just replaced the standard caps for surface mount caps.
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damn i had some fun yesterday, forgot to switch on fans on my rads, and left mining my 4x290's 15 minutes, after that i can smell already some weird stuff tongue.gif
so at my mining rig room, was a lot mayhems liquid on the floor biggrin.gif even 2xD5 pumps have felt out from reservoir lmaosmiley.gif and i was lucky that the liquid didn't touched my mining rig, because the res and pumps was outside rig biggrin.gif :thumb:4x 290's was at 94C biggrin.gif
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Can some one help me out here its been a while since I played BF4 and I just got on today after installing the new 13.14 patch with mantle thing. I forgot what kinds of fps I was getting before but now with one R9 290 I'm getting a mere 30fps in ultra settings 2560x1440, and only barely 60fps on low settings. Is this right? It seems a little low for me.
 
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damn i had some fun yesterday, forgot to switch on fans on my rads, and left mining my 4x290's 15 minutes, after that i can smell already some weird stuff tongue.gif
so at my mining rig room, was a lot mayhems liquid on the floor biggrin.gif even 2xD5 pumps have felt out from reservoir lmaosmiley.gif and i was lucky that the liquid didn't touched my mining rig, because the res and pumps was outside rig biggrin.gif :thumb:4x 290's was at 94C biggrin.gif
eek.gif Damn, jafar must have got your back. LoL
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Can some one help me out here its been a while since I played BF4 and I just got on today after installing the new 13.14 patch with mantle thing. I forgot what kinds of fps I was getting before but now with one R9 290 I'm getting a mere 30fps in ultra settings 2560x1440, and only barely 60fps on low settings. Is this right? It seems a little low for me.
Do you have 14.1 installed? I'd use DDU to uninstall drivers and reinstall them.
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