Ok guys, here's another update
A Couple of things have been done to my system which may interest some of you.
I have firstly upgraded my fans on the Raijintek Triton cooler, with some BeQuiet 2200rpm Shadow Wings 120mm Fans rated 76.2cfm and 2.7mmH2O.
Then I proceeded to attempt to get better temperatures from my MSI R9 290 Gaming by replacing the fans and shroud with two 120mm fans (taken from the Triton) I am assuming that these fans are the Raijintek Boreas fans which state a 65.68cfm and a static pressure of 2.24mmH2O.
before Rad fan replacement pic:
BeQuiet Fans installed (and looking very nice too)
I then went onto modifying the GPU, this initial modification was to be done solely with cable ties, I am trying to come up with a better mounting solution possibly with Meccano if the measurements fit.
N.B. This is most certainly easier with two people.
First off I removed just the 4 rear screws from the backplate to allow me to increase the gap at the back to unplug the fans, and plug in the adaptor cable which came from Gelid. The smudge on the backplate is some superglue that smeared when I was dealing with that stripped head earlier.
Very gently pull the heatsink away from the board to allow for unplugging the fan cable.
Next remove the shroud which is held in with just 4 screws under the fans.
See the 4 screw points on the heatsink, those must be usable with some kind of fan mounting contraption, I will be investigating this further.
adapter cable seated
lining the fans up to get an idea of mounting and to work out where the cable ties are going to go. This is important because fitting the fans too far over the PCI-E connector could have motherboard mounting issues.
Tying the fans on:
A quick check that the card will fit in the pci-e slot
In the machine and connecting everything up: and powering on
So everything went quite well, took about 1.5 hours to do the job.
The GPU actually idles around 7c cooler, playing battlefield 4 still lets it get to 87c, in my very warm room, it does however peak at that temperature for shorter periods and takes a while longer to get there.
So I would say these fans (which probably aren't the best) are slightly better than the stock MSI solution.
The rear fan on my MSI Cooler BTW would need replacing if I were to put it back, there is definitely a grinding in there that stops it turning freely.
Thanks for continuing to read
Almost Forgot!, the BeQuiet fans dropped the CPU temp under load by 5c, lovely little investment !