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I used the second method as the default fan profile didn't ramp up the speeds fast enough...msi afterburner allows you to do both...but I'm sure other programs do the same...the fan curve is probably the best way...I set afterburner to use fan curve on 2d profile then set 3d profile to a set number that would keep my temps in check no matter the load...the reason the default profiles aren't set to ramp up steadily is because of the noise profile that can create and they state 94 is acceptable...problem with that is a lot of cards will throttle and some black screen to at default settings because the fan profile doesn't get the heat out fast enough

Very true. i tested my second reference 290 before putting the full block on it. it was up against the psu (crossfired) and it was throttling in C3 causing the usage to fluctuate on both gpus. Left the fan in auto though.

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for what it is it does do well I don't dispute that but full cover blocks have several advantages with the only real drawback being startup cost....most cases the expandable aio can move from build to build as well as a budget custom loop so there's that too...but I wouldn't trust the cheaper aios on my card...especially if I bought something "top of the line"....also the stock blower fan can be pretty loud even at lower speeds but it's good to know at least it does have some vrm cooling...
Edit:h55 is meh...depending on the card you can get full cover block and h220x for around 225 if you shop around...it's you buy used parts from say the forums here you could part together a setup for less...a lot of the watercoolers here spend bank on items then sell them cheaply to help fund their next upgrades...I've gotten quite a few good deals here...in fact I got both of my 290s for around $300

The stock blower fan at 30% constant (which is all you need with the HG10) is pretty much inaudible. wink.gif

I've explored the idea of going full custom loop, but what keeps me from going that route, aside from cost, is the ease of swapping parts out. Should a problem arise where I need to remove one card or both, I can still do that easily with the AIOs. It's basically the "next best thing" to a custom loop. I definitely do want to try building a custom loop one day, though. Maybe on my next major system upgrade which will be a few years down the road. smile.gif
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The stock blower fan at 30% constant (which is all you need with the HG10) is pretty much inaudible. wink.gif

I've explored the idea of going full custom loop, but what keeps me from going that route, aside from cost, is the ease of swapping parts out. Should a problem arise where I need to remove one card or both, I can still do that easily with the AIOs. It's basically the "next best thing" to a custom loop. I definitely do want to try building a custom loop one day, though. Maybe on my next major system upgrade which will be a few years down the road. smile.gif
well one thing you can do to fix this is qdcs or quick disconnects on the card this is how the 360 predator is setup and they will be selling prefilled waterblocks for easy expansion no fuss no muss...great idea but nothing really beats the experience of learning to do things to the loop yourself it's an experience that allows you to know what to do if you have a problem and understand water cooling a bit better even if it is more work
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well one thing you can do to fix this is qdcs or quick disconnects on the card this is how the 360 predator is setup and they will be selling prefilled waterblocks for easy expansion no fuss no muss...great idea but nothing really beats the experience of learning to do things to the loop yourself it's an experience that allows you to know what to do if you have a problem and understand water cooling a bit better even if it is more work

Yeah qdcs would definitely make things easier, just means no hard line tubing though. wink.gif

Next upgrade for me is the monitor. After that... maybe custom loop... thumb.gif
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please add me.... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif i upgrade my rig from hd6950 to r9 290.. i swapped direct cuii to prolimatech mk-26 with 2 140mm bitfenix spectre pro... idle temp drop to 37-39c.. max i get around 78c. the card wont reach 80 unlike Direct CUii... usually i get 50-56c.







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Powercolor released the dual core 390 II Devil 13..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131680
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Powercolor released the dual core 390 II Devil 13..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131680

nice!
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please add me.... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif i upgrade my rig from hd6950 to r9 290.. i swapped direct cuii to prolimatech mk-26 with 2 140mm bitfenix spectre pro... idle temp drop to 37-39c.. max i get around 78c. the card wont reach 80 unlike Direct CUii... usually i get 50-56c.
DAng that thing is like a four slot card now...hope you arent going to crossfire youd have to lose the fans lol

@By-Tor they really need to stop calling the dual card variants 16 gb when they are two 8gb cards that cant use more than 8 its very misleading..... if dx12 were here and actually did combine the ram into one pool then i would be ok with that but... otherwise that sucker is a beast!
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DAng that thing is like a four slot card now...hope you arent going to crossfire youd have to lose the fans lol

@By-Tor they really need to stop calling the dual card variants 16 gb when they are two 8gb cards that cant use more than 8 its very misleading..... if dx12 were here and actually did combine the ram into one pool then i would be ok with that but... otherwise that sucker is a beast!

Yeah sounds like a selling ploy to sell more cards, but I don't see somebody that doesn't know what they are buying just droping down $800 for any card.

I wish someone would produce a water block for it.

It's Damn sexy.....
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@ obiwan... sweet mod man. Your post was a bit unclear... you get 50-56 degree load temps now? Sick! How hot do the VRMs get? You seem to have VRM cooling mounted which is cool!

100mv is a lot for 1120mhz core, are you sure you need that much to keep 1120mhz stable? I can do that at 25mv on my card.
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