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Water Cooling the 290x

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Hello Everyone,
Here's the card I just got: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SAPPHIRE-100361BF4SR-Radeon-R9-290X-4GB-GDDR5-PCI-/321372112181
This is my current water-cooling kit (I've changed the tubing, but the rest is the same): http://www.xs-pc.com/rasa-kits/rasa-750-rs240-watercooling-kit

I'm interested in building it into my current cooling loop (which is attached to only my cpu at the moment), and I need some insight.

So far my research has told me to avoid HK and to find a full cover block.

This is the best site I've found for direction, and I've been reading into it as much as possible
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/12/10/water-cooling-amd-s-radeon-r9-290x/1
The actual Block/Cover: http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p16182_Aquacomputer-kryographics-Hawaii-for-Radeon-R9-290X-acrylic-glass-edition.html
I was thinking of getting these fittings (for all my parts) because I'm sick of the barb fittings:http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10036/ex-tub-605/Bitspower_G14_Thread_716_ID_x_58_OD_Compression_Fitting_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBCPF-CC6.html#blank

For the record, I have like 10 feet of tubing that is 7/16" ID and 5/8" OD for my current setup, and my cpu block is copper.

Anyway, I'm just looking for some experienced input as to the best way of going about this. If there are any cheaper or more effective ways, that'd be awesome.

Thanks,
Joe

TL;DR
Help me water cool my new 290x GPU.
Edited by jike27 - 4/22/14 at 6:59pm
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I used XSPC full cover blocks. It appears you bought a reference card so you have quite a few options to choose from.

Use fujipoly thermal strips for the VRMs. You'll notice that your temps for the VRMs will be significantly better than the XSPC stuff. 20 bucks for a tiny strip though but worth it.

Also as a separate note, removal of the heatsink from a Sapphire card voids the warranty. I didn't buy Sapphire for this reason. Good luck.
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Awesome, thanks for the info!
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