Originally Posted by Shadowarez
Yeah I tried a FE things but this is what worked for me. Now I just need a get ahold of a Morpheus 2 cooler or that watercooled setup I had in mind for like $400
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I pretty much built my entire water cooling setup for about $200. I knew I had to do it on the cheap after what I paid for the card. I also knew I had to get this thing cool because it's a flamethrower otherwise.
I can tell you the Vega Frontier is a whole different animal on water. Much more stable and tolerant. You can throw 400w of power at it no problem.
My mutant water cooling setup consists of a XSPC water block, a cheap $25 standalone 12v pump for PC's, many many many yards of 3/8" clear silicone tube, a reservoir from a Ford truck, and a serpentine condensor from a broken dehumidifier complete with a shroud and a 8" 110v fan with a cheap fan controller that I keep on the lowest setting (12w). System capacity is about 2 liters.
The condensor/radiator is in my basement where it stays nice and chilly. I see idle temps as low as 19c and running temps reaching no higher than 38c at over 1700mhz.
If a Morpheus 2 won't cover all of the VRM's, both HBM2 stacks and the die, don't bother. The profile of Vega cards are insane. One component is never the same height as the others. These cards are so intolerant to heat, if I could find a way to mount the whole card outside the case, I would.
After this driver install I'm trashing most of the fastest Vega 64's in TimeSpy. Don't mind the slow CPU.
btw, this is my screenshot of the completed driver install.