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Don't see what people are complaining about as far as looks, seems fine to me. I'm thinking they went with a volcano looking theme since it's called Vesuvius.
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I still can't tell if I could replace the pumps with two x40s. I probably could even if the mounting doesn't work but I might need to destroy some g10s....
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The hybrid solution would work perfect for my custom case design in the 15L Phantom. I would keep the shell and fan, but replace the pump blocks with UNI-blocks and plumb it into the loop with the CPU and Black Ice GT 280 rad.
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The hybrid solution would work perfect for my custom case design in the 15L Phantom. I would keep the shell and fan, but replace the pump blocks with UNI-blocks and plumb it into the loop with the CPU and Black Ice GT 280 rad.

500W + CPU on a 280 rad is really pushing it. The 295X2 will most likely run at 85-90C with the 120mm rad. You CPU may run too hot with the GPU in the same loop.
 
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"In this synthetic benchmark R9 295X2 has around 60 to 65% better performance than a single R9 290X2."

thats pretty lame if true. What would 290 CF get ?
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500W + CPU on a 280 rad is really pushing it. The 295X2 will most likely run at 85-90C with the 120mm rad. You CPU may run too hot with the GPU in the same loop.

A 30 FPI 280mm Black Ice GT (which is only 10% smaller than a 360 rad) with 4 Akasa Viper fans with over 3 mm H2O sp each can handle an OC'd CPU and dual GPU. Not all of that 500w is the cores also. Some of it is the RAM and VRMs, which would be air cooled.
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500W + CPU on a 280 rad is really pushing it. The 295X2 will most likely run at 85-90C with the 120mm rad. You CPU may run too hot with the GPU in the same loop.

I expect it to be around 80 - 85c. for the first core.

Remember water is not a good conductor of heat. It is cooled (Not by much) even before hitting the radiator.
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A 30 FPI 280mm Black Ice GT (which is only 10% smaller than a 360 rad) with 4 Akasa Viper fans with over 3 mm H2O sp each can handle an OC'd CPU and dual GPU. Not all of that 500w is the cores also. Some of it is the RAM and VRMs, which would be air cooled.

Quite a temp delta though. The RAM and VRM would account for a bit of heat, but that gets dumped into the 15L case which doesn't help things. I'm really curious to see how the 120mm rad handles the huge heat load on the stock cooler.
 
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That cooler without the fan-grill drool.gif
Aside from a few little wierd design-choices (probably because it's a dual-hawaii, and that brings limitations), this could be a very nice-looking shroud for future single-gpu cards.
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i liked the reference 290x cooler for looks, it was a killer design even if it was plastic, i do however like the metallic titan cooler the best so far, shame that the 290x cooler was just horrendous.

Depends on the case, A silver/black combo would look odd in my case considering the completely black and red theme (chv-fz, thor v2 black, red led fans, blacked out otherwise).

If the red 'stripes' on the 290x lit up, it would have been perfect, though thumb.gif
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