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Hi guys, as title says. who makes the best waterblock? theres swift tech and ek, and all sorts. but really which one should I buy, whats the best value?. I have a watercooling loop with a big pump and using 5/8 OD hose, So it flows a good bit of water around smile.gif

PS anybody selling a used block for a R9 290? lol if so pm me lol save me a few bucks ha ha,

And the EXACT card I have is the Asus R9 290 Direct CU II thumb.gif
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Hi guys, as title says. who makes the best waterblock? theres swift tech and ek, and all sorts. but really which one should I buy, whats the best value?. I have a watercooling loop with a big pump and using 5/8 OD hose, So it flows a good bit of water around smile.gif

PS anybody selling a used block for a R9 290? lol if so pm me lol save me a few bucks ha ha,

And the EXACT card I have is the Asus R9 290 Direct CU II thumb.gif

Well considering I think EK is the only company that makes a block for the ASUS 290 Direct CU II.... EK!!!!
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Well considering I think EK is the only company that makes a block for the ASUS 290 Direct CU II.... EK!!!!

I cant seem to find one to buy... If what I'm gathering is correct, they have yet to fully release one to the market yet, just a few are out to certain companies for testing it out?
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I cant seem to find one to buy... If what I'm gathering is correct, they have yet to fully release one to the market yet, just a few are out to certain companies for testing it out?

That actually looks to be correct sir. I know EK was saying back in December they were releasing the 290 DCUII in Febs... They released the 280DCU already but I don't know about the 290. (I personally can't find it on EK website in the store). You can email info@ekwb.com FYI if you want to ask them when it's coming. I have 3xEK waterblocks and I like them a lot. I have a reference 290X however as I knew I was getting watercooling when I bought all these.
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That's right, they aren't for sale just yet.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist
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That's right, they aren't for sale just yet.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/step1_complist

Email info@ekwb.com and see when they come out.
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Email info@ekwb.com and see when they come out.

hmm darn.

Does anybody know If it would be wise to run the card just off a universal gpu waterblock? thats how I ran my 7870. gpu block on liquid rest on air. I dont have enough memory sinks for the memory on the card though... so I'm not sure. Otherwise I'd just leave the card stock and as is until the block is available.... But I do hate seeing cards run so hot! frown.gif
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hmm darn.

Does anybody know If it would be wise to run the card just off a universal gpu waterblock? thats how I ran my 7870. gpu block on liquid rest on air. I dont have enough memory sinks for the memory on the card though... so I'm not sure. Otherwise I'd just leave the card stock and as is until the block is available.... But I do hate seeing cards run so hot! frown.gif

Not wise as you don't hit the MOSFET/VRM... Just email them and see when it's coming out, lol!

Yes, I understand your point as my 290X's never go over 45C.
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