Originally Posted by teebee055
I too am from this Great White North and did grab that cheapest r9 390 from amazon.ca. It is an XFX and AMD completely happy with it. Take note that if you are going full body water block stick with the MSI as it seems to be the only 'no reference' 200 aka 300 series that will with the EKWB.com blocks. I have the so called newer non reference so will not be able to go that route but did do the NZXT mounting kit for a CPU water block and some modified add-on heat sinks not for the vram but vrms.
My most stable oc at this time is 1180 core with 1675 ram and no volt changes.
core 30c vrm #1 32c vrm # 2 33c
overclocked and gaming
core 39 c vrm #1 42c vrm #2 50c
and all fans on low.
Not too shabby I'd say~
Not too shabby indeed man , I bought the MSi off newegg for 515 shipped tax in, nice card cool backplate and was rated high overclocker on stock air because the heatpipes actually contact the vrms directly . I may decide to water cool it down the road and that did factor in when choosing the card but I was also limited in length and the MSI is shorter than most.
Im running stock air coolers with a modified fan curve ( they push the quiet bs and leave the fans off until 60 C ? )
+50% power limit
During test 59 C
For some reason I cannot get VRM temps using GPUz or HWinfo ,aparently not all cards will show since some have it run off the chip and others dont? Ill have to get a heat gun one day