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What does a 2000w gaming rig do to your power bill?

Cost about 100.00 a month to run it at .063 per kw/h.
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I want to update my stats. I went from 2x 290x to 4x 290x all water-cooled ( 4x XSPC. Water blocks). Gotta do some benches(currently mining) but so far, pretty happy with how everything has turned out (althought VRM1 temps on cards 3 and 4 get VERY hot mining after 3+ hours at almost 96C - need to find a way to get those cooler).
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Definitely not normal. Probably bad cable. The melted cable is stock cable or custom cable? Hopefully new one doesn't melt too.

It was a stock cable for the AX860. The new cable is feeling just as hot while the card is mining. Seems like it's probably the video card at this point.
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Looks like you have a reference card with blower?  If that is the case 45-50C idle is about right if I remember from when I was testing with blower. 

Yea it's a reference ^^ But I want to remember it running cooler on idle with 13.12 :S Gonna put them under water in the future and prob add a 3rd biggrin.gif
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Ok so for anyone who was following, my Asus R9 290s DCU II in crossfire were hitting ridiculous temperatures. I was hitting 94°C on the core on the top card when leaving the fans on auto!

So I've been swapping thermal paste to see if there's any improvements. Results below. Making definite progress, I tried some Atric Cooling MX-4 last week and the results were fairly disappointing.

This weekend I have tried Gelid OC Extreme and so far this paste is giving the best results. Again though, this is at 100% fans on both cards and case fans so it's very loud.

Watercooling is still the only viable option. Oh well, may start saving! redface.gif

Stock clocks and voltages. Fans 100%. Case fans 100%. Over 1 hour of gaming.

 

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just to confirm, but it's the ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II cooler that has the flaw where the heatpipes don't touch right?

When I was looking at the Tom's Hardware thing, their card was black, whereas mines isn't. I have yet to break the seal on mines, but I really don't want a non-reference card that performs as bad as a reference card


the card: http://products.ncix.com/detail/asus-radeon-r9-290-directcu-6f-93995-1064.htm

 

It was the DC2 that was having issues with the heatpipes.  I think this may be able to be fixed by using a copper shim? :thinking: If you look at the cooler for the 7970 DC2 Top you can see they have another piece of copper across the heatpipes to make sure the heat is distributed.  Why they didn't do this in the first place is a mystery though!

 

7970

 

290...2 heatpipes not even being touched :thumbsdow

 

 

Edit: Also noticed the 7970 has 6 heatpipes and the 290 only 5...:doh:  Granted one of the pipes on the 290 is larger, but why would they do this?


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It was a stock cable for the AX860. The new cable is feeling just as hot while the card is mining. Seems like it's probably the video card at this point.

 

Maybe a little airflow across the top of the card and power connectors could help a little? 

 

On second thought, I'm feeling you have a bad card.  My card has warm air from radiator blowing on it and they still don't get that hot...may have to RMA it.

 

Do you have another PSU to test with to make sure that isn't the problem?

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Maybe a little airflow across the top of the card and power connectors could help a little? 

On second thought, I'm feeling you have a bad card.  My card has warm air from radiator blowing on it and they still don't get that hot...may have to RMA it.

Do you have another PSU to test with to make sure that isn't the problem?

I actually have a 140mm fan standing up right next to it, doesn't seem to be helping. I've got another PSU that I can test with, so I'll give that a shot. I'm not sure if the plastic melted/tore on its own, or when I pulled the cable out right after it had been running that hot. Probably either way indicates a problem because I can't keep a finger on it for more than 1-2 seconds before getting burned.

I really hope I won't have to RMA this =/ it's such a nice overclocker and has no coil whine. If it melts another cable/burns out it's going back I guess.
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I actually have a 140mm fan standing up right next to it, doesn't seem to be helping. I've got another PSU that I can test with, so I'll give that a shot. I'm not sure if the plastic melted/tore on its own, or when I pulled the cable out right after it had been running that hot. Probably either way indicates a problem because I can't keep a finger on it for more than 1-2 seconds before getting burned.


Swap PSU temporarily to test, and if nothing changes I would get that card out of their before it fries something, or everything, else!

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I want to update my stats. I went from 2x 290x to 4x 290x all water-cooled ( 4x XSPC. Water blocks). Gotta do some benches(currently mining) but so far, pretty happy with how everything has turned out (althought VRM1 temps on cards 3 and 4 get VERY hot mining after 3+ hours at almost 96C - need to find a way to get those cooler).
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Like others have said, upgrade the thermal pads on your cards, but even besides that you may need to add rad space. How are your CPU and GPU core temperatures?
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I want to update my stats. I went from 2x 290x to 4x 290x all water-cooled ( 4x XSPC. Water blocks). Gotta do some benches(currently mining) but so far, pretty happy with how everything has turned out (althought VRM1 temps on cards 3 and 4 get VERY hot mining after 3+ hours at almost 96C - need to find a way to get those cooler). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 


 

 

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Like others have said, upgrade the thermal pads on your cards, but even besides that you may need to add rad space. How are your CPU and GPU core temperatures?

Good call.

 

As long as his rig build is accurate, he is using a RX480 and RS360.  If you're going to be mining I would think that 2x120 rad space per GPU would be necessary for constant 100% load especially when overclocked.  The RX helps a little since it's double thick, but you have your CPU in the loop as well so you may very well need more radiator real estate. 

 

I know from recent experience the RX V2 and RS series radiators are discontinued.  If you're going to stick with XSPC they just came out with the RX V3 and EX radiators, both of which take design principles from the AX.  I just replaced my RS/RX radiators with EX.

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