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Stock cooler on r9 290(x). Should I go aftermarket?

post #1 of 10
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In a couple of days I am getting an r9 290 which is supposed to unlock to the 290x. It has the stock cooler, though. My question is whether or not it's worth it to pay the money for the accelero IV (or hybrid) or something else. I really don't want to deal with throttling, but on the other hand I don't want to break it while taking it apart. Should I see if I can find someone selling their cooler because they decided to put their card under water?
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post #2 of 10
If you want to overclock, or your ambient temperatures are generally too high, you could look into water cooling. Else, leave the stock cooler on and ensure good airflow within the chassis.
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post #3 of 10
Water.
post #4 of 10
Use the reference cooler or water.

3rd party air won't help VRM temps much, and anything decent in this regard is already 2/3rd of the way to water's price.
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post #5 of 10
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Are you saying a full water loop? The block + back plate would cost as much as the hybrid II. I can't see how that's 2/3rd of the way there in terms of price.
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post #6 of 10
use the red mod! its $70 cooler with some dollars spent on mounting it to the card. I think I spent maybe $100 dollars so far. My load temps are 75C 55C VRM with 55C core in BF4
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post #7 of 10
Honestly any aftermarket solution is better than the vacuum cleaner that is the 290x. I can barely hear myself think when playing games
 
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post #8 of 10
Red mod will probably give you lower temps than an aftermarket air cooler and be cheaper. Just need some good sinks for the vrm and ram.
post #9 of 10
Use the NZXT GPU braket

EDIT: sorry I couldn't remember the name at the time, here's a link
Edited by Lefik - 4/4/14 at 7:14pm
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I knew what it was called, but clicked the link anyway and it turns out they are finally taking pre-orders (It was sold out). +REP!
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