Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › [Official] AMD R9 290X / 290 Owners Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] AMD R9 290X / 290 Owners Club - Page 1927

post #19261 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercy4You View Post

So guys, I started the BAD ASUS RMA SERVICE thread and the blackscreening first batch of cards and now we are discussing X-fire. I am interested to try this with R9 290X and it should be under water, I think everybody here agrees about that rolleyes.gif

As this is very new to me, I have a few questions:

1: can someone recommend a good case that has WC pre-installed or easy complete WC install set plus case?

2: which easy to install GPU waterblocks?

3: which PSU for 2 x R9 290X? (Yes I will OC CPU and GPU)

4: which Mobo? (not ASUS, I will never buy their products again as result of bad service mad.gif)

Thx, all suggestions are welcome, but remember I'm very noob biggrin.gif

1. Depends on size, if you want a big case i'd say the Phanteks Enthoo Primo, mid tower size the old n gold Corsair 750d is great OR the Corsair 540 air looks awesome and tonnes of options

2. Most waterblocks are the same to install really, just paste the core, thermal tape the memory/vrms and slap dat on

3. You'll probs want 850-1000w if you're gonna oc errythin and had a bit of headroom for efficiency

4. If you dont want Asus ( which atm i dont blame you), the MSI gaming ones are pretty damn good, and at 200 aus, my MSi z87-g45 is a bargain and looks awesome wink.gif
My Baby
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4670 MSI Z87-G45 EVGA GTX 460 (oh yeah, you're all jealous) 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws @1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Roughly 2.2 TB Windows 7 5 yr old 700w random brand BitFenix Raider 
Audio
Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
My Baby
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4670 MSI Z87-G45 EVGA GTX 460 (oh yeah, you're all jealous) 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws @1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Roughly 2.2 TB Windows 7 5 yr old 700w random brand BitFenix Raider 
Audio
Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19262 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercy4You View Post

So guys, I started the BAD ASUS RMA SERVICE thread and the blackscreening first batch of cards and now we are discussing X-fire. I am interested to try this with R9 290X and it should be under water, I think everybody here agrees about that rolleyes.gif

As this is very new to me, I have a few questions:

1: can someone recommend a good case that has WC pre-installed or easy complete WC install set plus case?

2: which easy to install GPU waterblocks?

3: which PSU for 2 x R9 290X? (Yes I will OC CPU and GPU)

4: which Mobo? (not ASUS, I will never buy their products again as result of bad service mad.gif)

Thx, all suggestions are welcome, but remember I'm very noob biggrin.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by TommyGunn123 View Post

1. Depends on size, if you want a big case i'd say the Phanteks Enthoo Primo, mid tower size the old n gold Corsair 750d is great OR the Corsair 540 air looks awesome and tonnes of options

2. Most waterblocks are the same to install really, just paste the core, thermal tape the memory/vrms and slap dat on

3. You'll probs want 850-1000w if you're gonna oc errythin and had a bit of headroom for efficiency

4. If you dont want Asus ( which atm i dont blame you), the MSI gaming ones are pretty damn good, and at 200 aus, my MSi z87-g45 is a bargain and looks awesome wink.gif

The Answers Tommygun have provided are pretty good, for specifics though I'd suggest;

1. This entirely depends on you, if you want to go watercooling though you'll want a case with space for some thick radiators and big ones. I.E Big cases that allow a 360mm (3x 120mm). You'll also want some good space for the res too.

2. Yeah, most waterblocks are fairly similar; Unless you go with the AquaComputer ones that have the active backplate, but it's not much harder I'd imagine (I have one in the post atm).

3. I'd suggest a 850W Silverstone strider (Silver/Gold rated), or a similar Seasonic MK2II (1000w would be better however for the future and just efficiency/noise - in some cases)

4. I'd suggest a Gigabyte board, what is the price you're looking at though? I'd say go for a Z87X-UD3H, but at the same time for only a bit more a Sniper/Z87x-OC aren't much more and have many more features.

To add nowadays by taking the stock cooler off and putting a waterblock on you'll be voiding the warranty on AMD cards. I know that eVGA doesn't care on the nVidia side and a few others. But at least in Australia nobody does a AMD card that doesn't void the warranty. (Warranty terms change based on where you are/where you got it).
 
Seven Seven Five
(12 items)
 
NASSY
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Seven Seven Five
(12 items)
 
NASSY
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19263 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post


The Answers Tommygun have provided are pretty good, for specifics though I'd suggest;

1. This entirely depends on you, if you want to go watercooling though you'll want a case with space for some thick radiators and big ones. I.E Big cases that allow a 360mm (3x 120mm). You'll also want some good space for the res too.

2. Yeah, most waterblocks are fairly similar; Unless you go with the AquaComputer ones that have the active backplate, but it's not much harder I'd imagine (I have one in the post atm).

3. I'd suggest a 850W Silverstone strider (Silver/Gold rated), or a similar Seasonic MK2II (1000w would be better however for the future and just efficiency/noise - in some cases)

4. I'd suggest a Gigabyte board, what is the price you're looking at though? I'd say go for a Z87X-UD3H, but at the same time for only a bit more a Sniper/Z87x-OC aren't much more and have many more features.

To add nowadays by taking the stock cooler off and putting a waterblock on you'll be voiding the warranty on AMD cards. I know that eVGA doesn't care on the nVidia side and a few others. But at least in Australia nobody does a AMD card that doesn't void the warranty. (Warranty terms change based on where you are/where you got it).


1- Corsair 750D, good price and excellent choice for a WC setup.

2- I would go with EK

3- Get a 1000 watt if you want 2x290x. I have 2x290's and an overclocked 8320 and simply jumping +100mv on each GPU in AB shuts down my machine within 5 minutes of bf4 multiplayer because PSU protection systems kick in. and that's on a seasonic 850w gold based XFX unit. 290x is about 50w each more power hungry than a 290 so it's 100watt. considering amd is more power hungry than intel, that 100w makes it about equal.

4 board, well, I run asus for years and no issues so can't recommend one.
Unit Zero
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790K Maximus 7 Hero EVGA 1080 FTW iCX 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
5TB Caviar Black 2TB Caviar Green 1 TB Caviar Black 120 Gb Samsung Evo 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Ek Supremacy Evo Windows 8.1 Dell Ultrasharp 2713hm Corsair Vengeanve K75 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
XFX 850w + Gold Evolv TG Razer Deathadder Elite Asus Xonar Phoebus Solo 
Audio
AKG K550  
  hide details  
Reply
Unit Zero
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790K Maximus 7 Hero EVGA 1080 FTW iCX 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
5TB Caviar Black 2TB Caviar Green 1 TB Caviar Black 120 Gb Samsung Evo 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Ek Supremacy Evo Windows 8.1 Dell Ultrasharp 2713hm Corsair Vengeanve K75 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
XFX 850w + Gold Evolv TG Razer Deathadder Elite Asus Xonar Phoebus Solo 
Audio
AKG K550  
  hide details  
Reply
post #19264 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by velocityx View Post

1- Corsair 750D, good price and excellent choice for a WC setup.

2- I would go with EK

3- Get a 1000 watt if you want 2x290x. I have 2x290's and an overclocked 8320 and simply jumping +100mv on each GPU in AB shuts down my machine within 5 minutes of bf4 multiplayer because PSU protection systems kick in. and that's on a seasonic 850w gold based XFX unit. 290x is about 50w each more power hungry than a 290 so it's 100watt. considering amd is more power hungry than intel, that 100w makes it about equal.

4 board, well, I run asus for years and no issues so can't recommend one.

Really? They're that power hungry? But yeah okay then I'd suggest 1000W in that case.

EK are all good, but I prefer the looks of other blocks and the performance of all blocks is very similar just that EK isn't the best (within 2-3c) haha. Whatever works for you I guess though. EK are easier to get usually.
 
Seven Seven Five
(12 items)
 
NASSY
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Seven Seven Five
(12 items)
 
NASSY
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19265 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Really? They're that power hungry? But yeah okay then I'd suggest 1000W in that case.

EK are all good, but I prefer the looks of other blocks and the performance of all blocks is very similar just that EK isn't the best (within 2-3c) haha. Whatever works for you I guess though. EK are easier to get usually.

My 8350 at 5.0Ghz plus my 290's overclocked equals around 950w being drawn from the socket.

I'll find the post where i recorded it all.
 
Ryze of the Devil
(13 items)
 
FX Trooper 2.0
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen Threadripper 1950x (ES) X399 Aorus Gaming 7 Sapphire RX Vega 64 32GB TridentZ RGB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
240GB HyperX Predator 500GB Samsung 850 Evo 2TB Firecuda EK Predator 360 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 10 Pro Phillips 349X7FJEW LG 34UM95 Logitech G910 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200i Thermaltake Core X9 Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath 
Audio
Logitech G933 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium  RX580 Red Devil 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 Evo OCZ Trion 150 Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Win 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Nixeus NX-VUE24A Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750w Thermaltake View 31 RGB 
Mouse
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8370 Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z R9 290x 16GB G.Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Samsung External Blu-Ray Burner Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Whatever Logitech G19 Silverstone ST1200w CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath Logitech X530 5.1 Logitech G930 7.1 Wireless Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Ryze of the Devil
(13 items)
 
FX Trooper 2.0
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen Threadripper 1950x (ES) X399 Aorus Gaming 7 Sapphire RX Vega 64 32GB TridentZ RGB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
240GB HyperX Predator 500GB Samsung 850 Evo 2TB Firecuda EK Predator 360 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 10 Pro Phillips 349X7FJEW LG 34UM95 Logitech G910 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200i Thermaltake Core X9 Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath 
Audio
Logitech G933 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium  RX580 Red Devil 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 Evo OCZ Trion 150 Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Win 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Nixeus NX-VUE24A Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750w Thermaltake View 31 RGB 
Mouse
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8370 Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z R9 290x 16GB G.Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Samsung External Blu-Ray Burner Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Whatever Logitech G19 Silverstone ST1200w CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath Logitech X530 5.1 Logitech G930 7.1 Wireless Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19266 of 43912
Guys any of you tried the Stilts Mining Bios for general gaming?
Hydra
(13 items)
 
Hydra 2
(23 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930k @4.4ghz@1.44v Asrock X79 Fataility Champion 3xInno3d GTX 780 with Full Nickel EK Waterblocks Gskill RipjawsX 4x4GB@2400mhz 11-11-11-31 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
2xSamsung 830 256gb Custom H2O - 3x XSPC RX360 with EK Blocks Surround Gaming 3x1440@96hz (X-Star) Cooler Master Trigger Red Caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic 1250 watt Danger Den Double Wide 21 Roccat Kone+ Creative ZX (Incoming) 
Audio
Roccat Kave 5.1 Headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4930k Asus Extreme Black Edition Sapphire R9 290x Sapphire R9 290x 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Sapphire R9 290x Sapphire R9 290x Gskil TridentX 2400mhz Samsung 830 256GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 500GB EK Supramacy 4x EK Blocks 6x EK XTX480 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK XT360 Windows 8.1 BenQ 3201 32in 4k IPS Qnix 32in 1440 MVA 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 32in 1440 MVA Coolermaster Storm Trigger 2x Seasonic 1250watt Case Labs TH10 
MouseAudioAudio
Roccat Kone Creative ZX AKG K7XX 
  hide details  
Reply
Hydra
(13 items)
 
Hydra 2
(23 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930k @4.4ghz@1.44v Asrock X79 Fataility Champion 3xInno3d GTX 780 with Full Nickel EK Waterblocks Gskill RipjawsX 4x4GB@2400mhz 11-11-11-31 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
2xSamsung 830 256gb Custom H2O - 3x XSPC RX360 with EK Blocks Surround Gaming 3x1440@96hz (X-Star) Cooler Master Trigger Red Caps 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic 1250 watt Danger Den Double Wide 21 Roccat Kone+ Creative ZX (Incoming) 
Audio
Roccat Kave 5.1 Headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4930k Asus Extreme Black Edition Sapphire R9 290x Sapphire R9 290x 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Sapphire R9 290x Sapphire R9 290x Gskil TridentX 2400mhz Samsung 830 256GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 500GB EK Supramacy 4x EK Blocks 6x EK XTX480 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK XT360 Windows 8.1 BenQ 3201 32in 4k IPS Qnix 32in 1440 MVA 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 32in 1440 MVA Coolermaster Storm Trigger 2x Seasonic 1250watt Case Labs TH10 
MouseAudioAudio
Roccat Kone Creative ZX AKG K7XX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19267 of 43912
Well, as it has ROP's disabled, it'll probably severely underperform in games..
Thundahcat.
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M Barton @ 2612Mhz ASUS A7N8X-X HIS Radeon X800XL 256MB w/ V-MOD @ 585Mhz GPU 5... 3x512MB Samsung PC-3200 CL3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
Maxtor 80GB IDE Cooler Master alu/copper block with a Slipstrea... Windows 98 SE Windows XP Pro SP3 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Real Power M520W OEM with great airflow and even cable management 
  hide details  
Reply
Thundahcat.
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M Barton @ 2612Mhz ASUS A7N8X-X HIS Radeon X800XL 256MB w/ V-MOD @ 585Mhz GPU 5... 3x512MB Samsung PC-3200 CL3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
Maxtor 80GB IDE Cooler Master alu/copper block with a Slipstrea... Windows 98 SE Windows XP Pro SP3 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Real Power M520W OEM with great airflow and even cable management 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19268 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko View Post

My 8350 at 5.0Ghz plus my 290's overclocked equals around 950w being drawn from the socket.

I'll find the post where i recorded it all.

Oh well an 8350 at 5GHz will be pulling ~220W whereas an i5 or i7 at similar clocks would pull like 150w or so? Not sure, but i know it'd be substantially less. I do get your point though. thumb.gif
 
Seven Seven Five
(12 items)
 
NASSY
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Seven Seven Five
(12 items)
 
NASSY
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19269 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Oh well an 8350 at 5GHz will be pulling ~220W whereas an i5 or i7 at similar clocks would pull like 150w or so? Not sure, but i know it'd be substantially less. I do get your point though. thumb.gif

yeah, the FX 8 cores are like hungry mynocks tongue.gif

heaps of fun to play around with though.
 
Ryze of the Devil
(13 items)
 
FX Trooper 2.0
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen Threadripper 1950x (ES) X399 Aorus Gaming 7 Sapphire RX Vega 64 32GB TridentZ RGB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
240GB HyperX Predator 500GB Samsung 850 Evo 2TB Firecuda EK Predator 360 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 10 Pro Phillips 349X7FJEW LG 34UM95 Logitech G910 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200i Thermaltake Core X9 Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath 
Audio
Logitech G933 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium  RX580 Red Devil 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 Evo OCZ Trion 150 Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Win 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Nixeus NX-VUE24A Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750w Thermaltake View 31 RGB 
Mouse
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8370 Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z R9 290x 16GB G.Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Samsung External Blu-Ray Burner Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Whatever Logitech G19 Silverstone ST1200w CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath Logitech X530 5.1 Logitech G930 7.1 Wireless Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Ryze of the Devil
(13 items)
 
FX Trooper 2.0
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen Threadripper 1950x (ES) X399 Aorus Gaming 7 Sapphire RX Vega 64 32GB TridentZ RGB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
240GB HyperX Predator 500GB Samsung 850 Evo 2TB Firecuda EK Predator 360 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 10 Pro Phillips 349X7FJEW LG 34UM95 Logitech G910 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200i Thermaltake Core X9 Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath 
Audio
Logitech G933 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium  RX580 Red Devil 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 Evo OCZ Trion 150 Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Win 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Nixeus NX-VUE24A Thermaltake Poseidon Z RGB Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750w Thermaltake View 31 RGB 
Mouse
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8370 Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z R9 290x 16GB G.Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Samsung External Blu-Ray Burner Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Whatever Logitech G19 Silverstone ST1200w CM Storm Trooper 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Star Citizen Drake Goliath Logitech X530 5.1 Logitech G930 7.1 Wireless Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19270 of 43912
Quote:
Originally Posted by TommyGunn123 View Post

1. Depends on size, if you want a big case i'd say the Phanteks Enthoo Primo, mid tower size the old n gold Corsair 750d is great OR the Corsair 540 air looks awesome and tonnes of options

2. Most waterblocks are the same to install really, just paste the core, thermal tape the memory/vrms and slap dat on

3. You'll probs want 850-1000w if you're gonna oc errythin and had a bit of headroom for efficiency

4. If you dont want Asus ( which atm i dont blame you), the MSI gaming ones are pretty damn good, and at 200 aus, my MSi z87-g45 is a bargain and looks awesome wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post


The Answers Tommygun have provided are pretty good, for specifics though I'd suggest;

1. This entirely depends on you, if you want to go watercooling though you'll want a case with space for some thick radiators and big ones. I.E Big cases that allow a 360mm (3x 120mm). You'll also want some good space for the res too.

2. Yeah, most waterblocks are fairly similar; Unless you go with the AquaComputer ones that have the active backplate, but it's not much harder I'd imagine (I have one in the post atm).

3. I'd suggest a 850W Silverstone strider (Silver/Gold rated), or a similar Seasonic MK2II (1000w would be better however for the future and just efficiency/noise - in some cases)

4. I'd suggest a Gigabyte board, what is the price you're looking at though? I'd say go for a Z87X-UD3H, but at the same time for only a bit more a Sniper/Z87x-OC aren't much more and have many more features.

To add nowadays by taking the stock cooler off and putting a waterblock on you'll be voiding the warranty on AMD cards. I know that eVGA doesn't care on the nVidia side and a few others. But at least in Australia nobody does a AMD card that doesn't void the warranty. (Warranty terms change based on where you are/where you got it).

Quote:
Originally Posted by velocityx View Post

1- Corsair 750D, good price and excellent choice for a WC setup.

2- I would go with EK

3- Get a 1000 watt if you want 2x290x. I have 2x290's and an overclocked 8320 and simply jumping +100mv on each GPU in AB shuts down my machine within 5 minutes of bf4 multiplayer because PSU protection systems kick in. and that's on a seasonic 850w gold based XFX unit. 290x is about 50w each more power hungry than a 290 so it's 100watt. considering amd is more power hungry than intel, that 100w makes it about equal.

4 board, well, I run asus for years and no issues so can't recommend one.

THX guys! thumb.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › [Official] AMD R9 290X / 290 Owners Club