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I had a silly issue with aquatuning.

There website was adding/removing aquacomputer blocks, changing shipdates.

Their email responses were short word responses including "i don't understand"

I could care less for them anymore, they aren't worth the money you pay them. I thoroughly explained item A and item B were on backorder and eta of 1/22/14. Then item C was added with eta of 1/22/14 and now item A and B had an eta of 12/12/13.

It was a joke, could of been a simple mistake, but judging from me checking the website daily and their low caliber customer service response I did not bother with them. I even asked if my money was worth anything to them and if I should place an order in which the product will definitely be arriving or if I should take my business elswhere.

tl;dr I hope you get your items, they gave me a headache smile.gif

Well they were the only store that stocks the AC Kyrographics R9 290X w/smoked acrylic, and the AC Active R9 290x active backplate other than ACs website which is mostly in german, and doesn't accept USD so I really only had one option here. Believe me, if I didn't have to bother with the $30 shipping as opposed to $12 from a flat rate box I would have just gone with FCPU or Xoxide if they had it. biggrin.gif

I'd bother sending them an email if I spoke/could write in german, but I have a feeling that would end in a 7 email conversation for an ETA sozo.gif when I already know the R9 290X active backplates are on back order. applaud.gif
Edited by ZytheEKS - 3/2/14 at 1:11am
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I am looking at getting one of these myself later this week coming.

I hope that they sort it out with you; I'm ordering mine from the Australian Aquatuning too, I can get it at a store that I've purchased from before but their prices are like $30+ more and they don't stock any backplates...

What is the block actually like? And I'm stuck between just getting the regular copper one or the Nickel with the smoked window tongue.gif
 
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I am looking at getting one of these myself later this week coming.

I hope that they sort it out with you; I'm ordering mine from the Australian Aquatuning too, I can get it at a store that I've purchased from before but their prices are like $30+ more and they don't stock any backplates...

What is the block actually like? And I'm stuck between just getting the regular copper one or the Nickel with the smoked window tongue.gif

Well I haven't actually been able to INSTALL the block since I don't have a backplate... It's supposedly the best block according to strens testing. I like the nickle plating WAY more than copper for graphics cards. It doesn't actually cover the FULL block, it only covers the parts of which need cooling which SUCKS, but it also uses a stainless steel retention bracket that holds the acrylic onto the Oring. I'm thinking of ordering a custom milled retention bracket that would "Shroud" over the rest of the card but I need to put the designs into a CAD program and get an estimate first so there's that...

Thermals are more important to me than aesthetics on these cards because they run HOT. With the factory heatsink it hits 95celcius at full load, I could probably boil water with this thing if I wanted to. XD

Coincidentally it also has the Hawaii islands engraved on the inside of it, so if you get it use it with a translucent coolant because they look awesome.
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Hope there's no real issue with receiving my active backplate.. I was told my order would ship 3-4-14~ I am really hoping that means my entire order. Just shot out another e-mail inquiring on both items and not just my order number.

$197 was pretty steep to be this far in the dark about my order.

I ordered the Copper block with smoked acrylic and the active backplate btw. ;D
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Well I haven't actually been able to INSTALL the block since I don't have a backplate... It's supposedly the best block according to strens testing. I like the nickle plating WAY more than copper for graphics cards. It doesn't actually cover the FULL block, it only covers the parts of which need cooling which SUCKS, but it also uses a stainless steel retention bracket that holds the acrylic onto the Oring. I'm thinking of ordering a custom milled retention bracket that would "Shroud" over the rest of the card but I need to put the designs into a CAD program and get an estimate first so there's that...

Thermals are more important to me than aesthetics on these cards because they run HOT. With the factory heatsink it hits 95celcius at full load, I could probably boil water with this thing if I wanted to. XD

Coincidentally it also has the Hawaii islands engraved on the inside of it, so if you get it use it with a translucent coolant because they look awesome.

Yeah, I think the Nickel looks nicer. I also saw Strens testing too, looks pretty promising and yes I know they run hot!
I forgot to turn Afterburner on and in Minecraft @ STOCK i was at 86c on a cooler day! redface.gif

Custom fan profile lets me sit on about 80c overclocked mildly, but i'm still not happy and the noise is intense.

I was wondering on the quality of the materials moreso in the block, I had two XSPC ones for my 7950's that didn't fit and they were utter rubbish feeling/looking quality, had marks in the bottom of the blocks (in the copper).

I'm happy with the looks, apart from the "special" tree on it tongue.gif But again Temps > Looks
 
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Yeah, I think the Nickel looks nicer. I also saw Strens testing too, looks pretty promising and yes I know they run hot!
I forgot to turn Afterburner on and in Minecraft @ STOCK i was at 86c on a cooler day! redface.gif

Custom fan profile lets me sit on about 80c overclocked mildly, but i'm still not happy and the noise is intense.

I was wondering on the quality of the materials moreso in the block, I had two XSPC ones for my 7950's that didn't fit and they were utter rubbish feeling/looking quality, had marks in the bottom of the blocks (in the copper).

I'm happy with the looks, apart from the "special" tree on it tongue.gif But again Temps > Looks

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the palm tree either. I'm thinking of going over it with some black elastic paint and some clear coat, so I can peel it off it I so desire. XD

Quality on my blocks seems pretty high... It's got the Hawaii island on the inside of the block... ENGRAVED into it. biggrin.gif Now if only I could get my darn backplate and get it installed.

On a side note I can get temps down to 74@ full load with the stock heatsink, but I'm not a fan of having a vacuum cleaner running in my room while I'm trying to game or even sleep as I'm a scrypt coin miner. XD
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Yeah, I think the Nickel looks nicer. I also saw Strens testing too, looks pretty promising and yes I know they run hot!
I forgot to turn Afterburner on and in Minecraft @ STOCK i was at 86c on a cooler day! redface.gif

Custom fan profile lets me sit on about 80c overclocked mildly, but i'm still not happy and the noise is intense.

I was wondering on the quality of the materials moreso in the block, I had two XSPC ones for my 7950's that didn't fit and they were utter rubbish feeling/looking quality, had marks in the bottom of the blocks (in the copper).

I'm happy with the looks, apart from the "special" tree on it tongue.gif But again Temps > Looks

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the palm tree either. I'm thinking of going over it with some black elastic paint and some clear coat, so I can peel it off it I so desire. XD

Quality on my blocks seems pretty high... It's got the Hawaii island on the inside of the block... ENGRAVED into it. biggrin.gif Now if only I could get my darn backplate and get it installed.

On a side note I can get temps down to 74@ full load with the stock heatsink, but I'm not a fan of having a vacuum cleaner running in my room while I'm trying to game or even sleep as I'm a scrypt coin miner. XD

Afaik you can install the block without a backplate, but youve got to be willing to disassemble a part of the loop to add it on after the fact. it looks like it can be done without breaking the seal with the gpu perhaps?
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Afaik you can install the block without a backplate, but youve got to be willing to disassemble a part of the loop to add it on after the fact. it looks like it can be done without breaking the seal with the gpu perhaps?

Yeah I know you can, but in order to instal the active backplate you need to remove the part that has the G1/4" ports which means dissembling the waterblock. If I install it now and add it to the loop it means I just have to tear it all down a couple weeks later and that's just too much of a hassle to justify installing it without the active backplate.
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of the palm tree either. I'm thinking of going over it with some black elastic paint and some clear coat, so I can peel it off it I so desire. XD

Quality on my blocks seems pretty high... It's got the Hawaii island on the inside of the block... ENGRAVED into it. biggrin.gif Now if only I could get my darn backplate and get it installed.

On a side note I can get temps down to 74@ full load with the stock heatsink, but I'm not a fan of having a vacuum cleaner running in my room while I'm trying to game or even sleep as I'm a scrypt coin miner. XD

Being engraved on the inside is totally awesome! biggrin.gif

Wanna be awesome too and post a photo of the underside/finish of it? tongue.gif
Also these blocks use thermal paste and not pads from what I've read. I wonder what it's going to be like redface.gif
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Yeah I know you can, but in order to instal the active backplate you need to remove the part that has the G1/4" ports which means dissembling the waterblock. If I install it now and add it to the loop it means I just have to tear it all down a couple weeks later and that's just too much of a hassle to justify installing it without the active backplate.

Yeah, you can't do it without disassembling it which sucks.

And yeah I can get mine lower, I just don't run it at 100% fan xD
 
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Being engraved on the inside is totally awesome! biggrin.gif

Wanna be awesome too and post a photo of the underside/finish of it? tongue.gif
Also these blocks use thermal paste and not pads from what I've read. I wonder what it's going to be like redface.gif
Yeah, you can't do it without disassembling it which sucks.

And yeah I can get mine lower, I just don't run it at 100% fan xD

There's a couple nicks and circular marks from the milling process.



Non of them are on the mating surfaces of the block where it comes into contact with the components it cools, and non of them are immediately visible but non the less there are a couple.



And of course, the islands. XD


and a BUNCH of smudges from my fingers. biggrin.gif
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