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Does anyone know if the EK 290X backplate works with all the 290X rev. 2 waterblock? I have the MSI 290X Gaming Edition and I had to get the revision 2 block for it. However I only see one backplate so I'm wondering if it works with both revisions.

Seems like this is my only options since the Aquacomputer backplate is unobtainable for another 1-2 months.
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Does anyone know if the EK 290X backplate works with all the 290X rev. 2 waterblock? I have the MSI 290X Gaming Edition and I had to get the revision 2 block for it. However I only see one backplate so I'm wondering if it works with both revisions.

Seems like this is my only options since the Aquacomputer backplate is unobtainable for another 1-2 months.

EK links to the same backplate in their product page for both versions so yeah it should be compatible.

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post #5473 of 20963

Yes.

 

V1 and V2 are nearly identical besides a small modification to allow compatibility with a few more GPUs.

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Originally Posted by defiler2k View Post

EK links to the same backplate in their product page for both versions so yeah it should be compatible.

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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post

Yes.

V1 and V2 are nearly identical besides a small modification to allow compatibility with a few more GPUs.


Thank you.
post #5475 of 20963
Hey all,

just starting the planning for my next water cooling build, going to be going with EK parts.

Got a question though, what do you think would be better in terms of radiators? (x2 480mm)

1. Thicker XTX radiator in push config (3 fans) with ~1700RPM fans.
2. Thinner radiator in push/pull (6 fans) with ~1250RPM fans.

If the performance is similar, I'm going to go for the quieter solution obviously.
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post #5476 of 20963

Personally, I would go with option 2, using our new PE radiators.

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post #5477 of 20963
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Personally, I would go with option 2, using our new PE radiators.

How does it compare to the XTXs or XTs?

I've seen a good deal on an almost new PE 480. Really curious.
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Personally, I would go with option 2, using our new PE radiators.

How does it compare to the XTXs or XTs?

I've seen a good deal on an almost new PE 480. Really curious.

The PEs are pretty slick radiators. The only downside I have seen with mine is that the tight weaving requires more frequent cleaning, but the performance is awesome.
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Personally, I would go with option 2, using our new PE radiators.

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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

How does it compare to the XTXs or XTs?

I've seen a good deal on an almost new PE 480. Really curious.
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Originally Posted by inedenimadam View Post

The PEs are pretty slick radiators. The only downside I have seen with mine is that the tight weaving requires more frequent cleaning, but the performance is awesome.

I hear you on the high FPI dual stack fin array.

Got 2 360s from 2 different makes. And yes, they do need more than frequent cleaning from particle build up.

Performance are really close to thicker rads 'cept for flow.
post #5480 of 20963
The PE rads are really not all that dense. I have had others more air flow restrictive. Just from personal observation in my build I swapped from low FPI alphacool rads in push to PE's in push pull and I am seeing better water temps at the 700 - 1300rpm range I use with Corsair SP 120 and NB eLoops.

To be more accurate, from an XT45 360 in push and XT45 240 in push pull ... to PE 360 & 240 both push pull.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 7/9/14 at 1:38am
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