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Unless you live above the 50th parallel [cold outside] or have the room temperature at 60 degrees F., you will need to use software other than the ATI driver to keep two reference R9 290s cool, or better coolers using either air or water.

check out op's sig. its watercooled.
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i'm going to mess around with the red mod and use 2 h80i's to cool them. plus 2 ds fans on the side to cool both cards vrm's hopefully thats enough.
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i'm going to mess around with the red mod and use 2 h80i's to cool them. plus 2 ds fans on the side to cool both cards vrm's hopefully thats enough.

this too . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gelid-CL-R9290-01-A-Enhancement-KIT-Rev-2-ICY-Vision-for-AMD-R9-290-290X-Board-/251569450428?pt=US_Video_Card_GPU_Cooling&hash=item3a92b52dbc

i highly recommend a full waterblock, which might cost as much as the H80.
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this too . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gelid-CL-R9290-01-A-Enhancement-KIT-Rev-2-ICY-Vision-for-AMD-R9-290-290X-Board-/251569450428?pt=US_Video_Card_GPU_Cooling&hash=item3a92b52dbc

i highly recommend a full waterblock, which might cost as much as the H80.

Quote: "Unless you live above the 50th parallel [cold outside] or have the room temperature at 60 degrees F., you will need to use software other than the ATI driver to keep two reference R9 290s cool, or better coolers using either air or water."

Your answer to that post: "check out op's sig. its watercooled."

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Then may be he did not have cooling for both GPUs.
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Quote: "Unless you live above the 50th parallel [cold outside] or have the room temperature at 60 degrees F., you will need to use software other than the ATI driver to keep two reference R9 290s cool, or better coolers using either air or water."

Your answer to that post: "check out op's sig. its watercooled."

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Then may be he did not have cooling for both GPUs.

what i am trying to convey is . . . i doubt if op plans to keep the reference 290 at stock cooling based on the sig. sure enough, op plans to use a mod.

@op, if your sig is still watercooled, then at least get a full waterblock on one gpu. the cost of the waterblock is not much more than the cost of the AIO. unless you have them already. with a waterblock, the vrms will be cooler than the core.
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what i am trying to convey is . . . i doubt if op plans to keep the reference 290 at stock cooling based on the sig. sure enough, op plans to use a mod.

@op, if your sig is still watercooled, then at least get a full waterblock on one gpu. the cost of the waterblock is not much more than the cost of the AIO. unless you have them already. with a waterblock, the vrms will be cooler than the core.

Yeah I was considering buying water blocks for the 290's but I already have 2 h80i's laying around doing nothing(I love corsair rma they always give me double of what I rma). I just need some memory heat sinks.
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Yeah I was considering buying water blocks for the 290's but I already have 2 h80i's laying around doing nothing(I love corsair rma they always give me double of what I rma). I just need some memory heat sinks.

check out what pdasterly did . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1482882/need-a-r9-290-290x-vrm-heatsink-for-your-aftermarket-cooler/30
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