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Vapor X are pretty decent. Even a good clocking 290 will perform similarly to the 390X.

But, if the 290X, i'd go with a used one. 2cents.gif

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Definitely, and the VaporX is a beastly cooler. I have a 290X VaporX 8GB that does 1250mhz/1650mhz on air. Pretty ridiculous tongue.gif

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True!

One of my reference 290s does 1222/1725 scores better than an unlocked 290X that does 1250/1500.

And Core is not always king. thumb.gif

I went with the Vapor X 290x.

I was just looking for a card to hold me over to next year, so for a higher price i could've gotten a mid-tier 390x or a high-tier 290x for cheaper. I think i made the right call.

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This might've be the best place to ask this, i recently found out there was some kind of "290X press being faster than the retail version" thing

i'm pretty sure it was Toms who claims such a thing, google'd my ass off but i just can't find a good answer

can someone please enlighten me regarding the issue?
post #39923 of 43971
By faster you might mean, better clocking and more stable samples.

That is a possibility.

You want good feedbacks from the press, send them the best binned sample you can find. After all, most users rely on Press reviews in their buying decisions. Happens most of the time.

There are several people round here that were once reviewers and got some samples that does things better than most of the other samples.

Me no need to call names. tongue.gif
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This article that Serave is referring was regarding how retail cards 40% fan duty was not same RPM as AMD produced cards 40%, so throttling occurred on retail cards.

Catalyst 13.11 Beta 9.2 fixed it.

When I was trawling Asus & Sapphire support pages for official roms, they also released updated firmware for the ref PCB / Cooler cards.
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Loop is done and now leak testing. I initially had a problem where the fill port got loose in the beginning but after that I have not seen any leaks. Time to leave it on for 24 hours. Then I can connect everything and get to seeing temp changes from reference cooling.
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Loop is done and now leak testing. I initially had a problem where the fill port got loose in the beginning but after that I have not seen any leaks. Time to leave it on for 24 hours. Then I can connect everything and get to seeing temp changes from reference cooling.
Nice! I have not had time to put the blocks on mine yet. I am looking forward to my computer not sounding like a jet.
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Nice! I have not had time to put the blocks on mine yet. I am looking forward to my computer not sounding like a jet.

Thanks. Having Cool and Quiet 290Xs will be nice. Really hope no leaks appear during the next 24 hours.
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Not exactly the correct proof on some but enough for me to know what was what and I added. smile.gif
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I own my dcu ii for almost 2 years but recently i watercooled it:).
temps dropped from 80-90 to only 60 while playing bf4 thumbsupsmiley.png

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details.php?id=eyu47

Manufacturer: asus
Model/Series: R9 290X DCU ii oc
Cooling: ek waterblock

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just bought this for $240, its actually pretty good, fans were quiet, temps would hover around the 62-65°C mark

plays FC4, Saints Row IV and Crysis 3 just fine @High settings, maybe a liittle bit lower at Crysis 3, but this unit has been amazing for me so far

considering 970 costs around $400 and upwards here, i don't think this one is a bad purchase the performance gap between them isn't that big to my knowledge, i could be wrong though

running it with SuperFlower 500watts unit
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i got my 290 ref. for the price of cheapest 960 i could find here (around 200$) biggrin.gif
bought a used CLC (corsair h70) for 50$ rolleyes.gif
OC'd it to 1145/1525 (+100mV +15% 24/7 stable for gaming) (i know redface.gif its not a good overclocker redface.gif)
max temp i saw was 66
vrms are pasted with TIM +2fans blowing on them and suprisingly cool

super great value considering that 970 is priced about 400$ here rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
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also scored 14789 (graphics) @ 1200/1620 with tesselation turned off

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My gigabyte r9 290 referent elpida mem under water ccan bench at 1300/1625mhz. 1625mhz is max after that system restarts wenn I apply 1626mhz with msi ab.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1447763/amd-r9-290-290x-overclockers-club/240#post_23382804

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I went with the Vapor X 290x.

I was just looking for a card to hold me over to next year, so for a higher price i could've gotten a mid-tier 390x or a high-tier 290x for cheaper. I think i made the right call.

Thanks for the help guys. thumb.gif

When you get a chance please post proof (read OP for what is needed) and I'll get you added on the roster. Also for anyone else that hasn't posted proper proof and would like join the list, please do. smile.gif
     
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Loop is done and now leak testing. I initially had a problem where the fill port got loose in the beginning but after that I have not seen any leaks. Time to leave it on for 24 hours. Then I can connect everything and get to seeing temp changes from reference cooling.

Gooks great. thumb.gif

I've been thinking about doing a custom loop on my own setup with 290's in crossfire as well, but there's something I don't understand. After looking at a number of other people's loops and paying particular close attention to the order of the components in terms of water flow, I don't get why people often have all their system components - CPU, GPU(s) - flowing one after the other, especially when they have more than one rad in their system.

Looking at your system, for example - and please forgive me, this is just an observation - but the order of flow doesn't make sense to me and I don't think this would give you the best possible temps. It looks like you have things in the following order:

Res/Pump -> top rad -> front rad -> GPU -> GPU -> CPU -> rear rad -> res/pump.

Now, to me, I would think the water would be warmer right after going through both GPUs, and having that water go through the CPU right after would that not cause the CPU to run a little warmer? If you have multiple rads, my thinking is it would be best to have a rad between the CPU and GPU blocks and run the water through the CPU first as they generally produce a lot less heat than GPUs can.

Would this not be a better order for water flow?

Res/pump -> CPU -> rear rad -> GPU -> GPU (with parallel flow between GPU blocks instead of single-line flow) -> front rad -> top rad -> res/pump.

My thoughts on this is to have the majority of the cooling done after the water flows through the components and before the pump (so the pump gets cooler water going through it) and to have one rad between the CPU and GPU(s) so the water is as cool as possible before going through each component.

Again, I'm not trying to pick apart your system at all, I think it's awesome! I'm just trying to understand why I've seen so many people who have the order components and flow of water in what I believe to be a less efficient and less optimal layout. Perhaps there's something I'm missing? Does what I'm saying make any sense?
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Gooks great. thumb.gif

I've been thinking about doing a custom loop on my own setup with 290's in crossfire as well, but there's something I don't understand. After looking at a number of other people's loops and paying particular close attention to the order of the components in terms of water flow, I don't get why people often have all their system components - CPU, GPU(s) - flowing one after the other, especially when they have more than one rad in their system.

Looking at your system, for example - and please forgive me, this is just an observation - but the order of flow doesn't make sense to me and I don't think this would give you the best possible temps. It looks like you have things int he following order:

Res/Pump -> top rad -> front rad -> GPU -> GPU -> CPU -> rear rad -> res/pump.

Now, to me, I would think the water would be warmer right after going through both GPUs, and having that water go through the CPU right after would that not cause the CPU to run a little warmer? If you have multiple rads, my thinking is it would be best to have a rad between the CPU and GPU blocks and run the water through the CPU first as they generally produce a lot less heat than GPUs can.

Would this not a better order for water flow?

Res/pump -> CPU -> rear rad -> GPU -> GPU (with parallel flow between GPU blocks instead of single-line flow) -> front rad -> top rad -> res/pump.

My thoughts on this is to have the majority of the cooling done after the water flows through the components and before the pump (so the pump gets cooler water going through it) and to have one rad between the CPU and GPU(s) so the water is as cool as possible before going through each component.

Again, I'm not trying to pick apart your system at all, I think it's awesome! I'm just trying to understand why I've seen so many people who have the order components and flow of water in what I believe to be a less efficient and less optimal layout. Perhaps there's something I'm missing? Does what I'm saying make any sense?

Not offended. During my research phase I asked your particular question ALOT since in the basic logic to me it seems that going block rad block would have better temps.

That said the short answer is majority said order doesn't matter since water temps would be fairly equalized. There are temp differences but fairly small.

This is my second loop, first done by myself so I lacked the planning and execution. The original plan was to go GPU GPU Rear 120mm and then CPU but I could not get the 120mm rad to connect to the GPU without severe kinking in the tube. The linking happened around 2am and I did not expect it to happen. So immediate improvisation was done. Honestly the whole way I imagined the loop turning out was backwards. Front/Top Rad > CPU > Rear Rad > GPU/GPU > Res > Pump

Good news is no leaks after about 10 hours
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