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Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W View Post

Sending in my Asus for RMA seems like it will accomplish nothing as numerous users have reported on here Asus just takes forever and then eventually sends the card back to you and you're out $25-$30 for shipping. I'm at a complete loss of what to do here now as it seems like I am just totally stuck with a $600 paperweight.

your best bet is to give it a shot, I just cant expect much to come out of it, I gave up on my 7970 a few months back and just gave it away to my sister for her rig, it at least stays stable with a mild underclock and she doesn't care about it not having the performance it should.
(its about the same perf as a 7950 despite still higher clocks)
   
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Seems like the Lightnings pack something extra compared to the regular 290xs ^^ http://www.3dmark.com/hall-of-fame-2/

Apparently that was on water aswell
HOF is biased towards NVidia . If they allowed tess off nearly all of my 3D mk subs would be in the top 10 / 20 mad.gif
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well, I just wasted 200$ today. Why the heck did EK make their DCII block a different size mad.gif.

It is taller than the reference blocks, so I can't complete my loop.

What the heck am I supposed to do now.

IMG_20140417_202213_1.jpg
Edited by Roy360 - 4/17/14 at 5:25pm
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HOF is biased towards NVidia . If they allowed tess off nearly all of my 3D mk subs would be in the top 10 / 20 mad.gif
They also remove older scores and update the list quite frequently. Not really a HOF in my book if they get rid of older higher scores just to put new names on it. Kind of a joke.
    
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your best bet is to give it a shot, I just cant expect much to come out of it, I gave up on my 7970 a few months back and just gave it away to my sister for her rig, it at least stays stable with a mild underclock and she doesn't care about it not having the performance it should.
(its about the same perf as a 7950 despite still higher clocks)
Sounds like to me that your a good brother thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by Roy360 View Post

well, I just wasted 200$ today. Why the heck did EK make their DCII block a different size mad.gif.

It is taller than the reference blocks, so I can't complete my loop.

What the heck am I supposed to do now.

[IMG][http://s24.postimg.org/5yjm6aet0/IMG_20140417_202213_1.jpg[/IMG]
Bad luck man frown.gif

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Originally Posted by hotrod717 View Post

They also remove older scores and update the list quite frequently. Not really a HOF in my book if they get rid of older higher scores just to put new names on it. Kind of a joke.
Pretty much . Just another form of control mad.gif
post #20846 of 43975
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Originally Posted by Roy360 View Post

well, I just wasted 200$ today. Why the heck did EK make their DCII block a different size mad.gif.

It is taller than the reference blocks, so I can't complete my loop.

What the heck am I supposed to do now.

IMG_20140417_202213_1.jpg

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well, I just wasted 200$ today. Why the heck did EK make their DCII block a different size mad.gif.

It is taller than the reference blocks, so I can't complete my loop.

What the heck am I supposed to do now.

yea that's an unfortunate consequence of using mixed blocks a lot of the time, your best bet is to connect the two with hosing+90deg fittings or multi-angle fittings.
   
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yea that's an unfortunate consequence of using mixed blocks a lot of the time, your best bet is to connect the two with hosing+90deg fittings or multi-angle fittings.

unfortunately, I can't see any other option. I'll have to up the ASUS card into the top slot, since my motherboard has a 3 slot gap there, and then use a boatload of 90 degrees. (I can't see tubing flexing that much, unless I use like a 1m to connect the two. )


^I also sent EK an email. Hopefully they anticipated this, and have designed some special adapter so I can use EK-FC R9-290X with my EK-FC R9-290X DCII blocks....

I only upside to this, is that I didn't buy two DC blocks like I originally planned.


EDIT: maybe I could buy a EK-FC Terminal and use some G1/4 spacers to connect them?
EDIT: nvn, didnt realize the terminal needed to make direct connection.
Edited by Roy360 - 4/17/14 at 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by heroxoot View Post

There is one way to find out you know. Worst case you go back to your current driver.

As for me, I just got tracking on my 290 Gaming Edition. Will be here tuesday this coming week. Cannot wait to join the club. thumb.gif

14.4 leaked drivers are a bust for me, they have exact same issues as 14.3.

Eyefinity issues, crossfire issues, Back to Vsynch broken 13.12whql. i may try 14.2 out this weekend, and 14.1 was the worst driver ever.
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Does anyone know if the club3d royalking 290/290x have hynix or Elpida?
it seems to be the same as powercolor turboduo card which does not have any reviews either
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