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My GPU temps are perfect (under 55C most of the time). It is just my VRM temps that I'm worried about. I knew that about the cooler but I didn't care since I was never going to use it.

I was using an Corsair SP120. Now I'm just using a 120mm Noctua fan that comes with the D14. There really is no difference in temps but the noise level is more to my liking.


For me to get 90C on VRM1 I'm running games at a framerate (200+) that I'll never play at. I usually cap my games at 90, unless FPS, but I want to see the maximum temp.






Is the thermal pad on the VRM worth changing? I know I have some pads that are thicker than that but I don't know if that is a good or bad thing. lol

Absolutely! Those are crap...replacing them with anything else will probably help but go with fujipoly if you want the best results. Also put it under a FC waterblock if the noise bothers you...trust me, you'll be glad you did.

My vrm temps rarely rarely reach 45c with fuji and FC blocks.
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Absolutely! Those are crap...replacing them with anything else will probably help but go with fujipoly if you want the best results. Also put it under a FC waterblock if the noise bothers you...trust me, you'll be glad you did.

My vrm temps rarely rarely reach 45c with fuji and FC blocks.

Where did you buy your fujipads from and which model specifically did you get?
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Where did you buy your fujipads from and which model specifically did you get?

I got them from FrozenCPU, but they have since shut down. You can find them on ebay sometimes.

Scroll down my post below from my build log post for the sizes I needed for the 290x DC2. Note that these are size needed for the EK waterblocks. If you're just replacing them on the stock cooler you might need a different size.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1478110/build-mod-log-mid-lif-cry-sys-dimastech-easy-xl-the-ultamate-wet-bench/240#post_23058927
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Where did you buy your fujipads from and which model specifically did you get?

Performance pcs is now selling Sarcon gr-m high extreme pads, which are the same thing. I have a thread about this in water cooling forum ("where can I get fujipoly ultra extreme pads").

I just put them on and the results weren't that impressive for me. I was getting good temps to begin with though, 55-60c max in the most demanding scenarios. Temps only dropped a few degrees with the 17w/mK pads for me.

It's cheap though, a 100x15 strip is $15 and can cover 2-3 cards.

Edit oh and for what thickness and size you need, Roboyto has an excellent thread on this. http://www.overclock.net/t/1468593/r9-290-x-thermal-pad-upgrade-vrm-temperatures/0_50

Tells you everything you need to know about using these on 290x cards
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I'm planning to watercool my asus r9 290 dc2, but the dc2 waterblock is hard to find. So i'm wondering if the reference block will fit. It doesn't says if it fits on ek's website but i'm curious anyway if it will fit since reference block is much easier to find
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I'm planning to watercool my asus r9 290 dc2, but the dc2 waterblock is hard to find. So i'm wondering if the reference block will fit. It doesn't says if it fits on ek's website but i'm curious anyway if it will fit since reference block is much easier to find

No. Reference blocks will not fit that card.
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Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 overclock stable
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Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 overclock stable


You're first post here with that? You're off to a great start here might I add lol.
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Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 overclock stable

Wrong thread and I highly doubt that is stable.
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No. Reference blocks will not fit that card.
Ok thanks for the info. I was just wondering and i think i know where i can get the dc2 block
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