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Watercooled R9 290
05-10-2014, 02:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-10-2014, 04:59 PM by Brandonsr.)
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Watercooled R9 290
So I decided to add my r9 290 to theloop (I will never watercool a gpu again) and thought I would share some pictures of it.

After installing the block I had a short and couldn't get the GPU to display anything. But now every thing seems to be working, I just need to bleed the system before I start testing it in games. So far underload it stays around 45c.

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Needless to say, I spent a whole day thinking I killed my GPU. It was a fun experience but never again. I thought I was going to be using my 6850 for another year.
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05-12-2014, 01:25 PM,
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RE: Watercooled R9 290
Nicely done!

"So far underload it stays around 45c." What were your temps under load before?
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05-12-2014, 01:57 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-12-2014, 01:59 PM by Brandonsr.)
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Re: RE: Watercooled R9 290
(05-12-2014, 01:25 PM)MathieuB Wrote: Nicely done!

"So far underload it stays around 45c." What were your temps under load before?

Before was around 70c playing games like bf4. I never ran this particular 290 in a benchmark or something to ping heat.

My vrm (1) temps are actually worse, so I'm looking into that right now.

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05-13-2014, 05:09 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-13-2014, 05:09 PM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Watercooled R9 290
It's pretty normal that your VRM temps are worse, as there isn't as much airflow cooling them now.
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05-14-2014, 02:46 PM,
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RE: Watercooled R9 290
Can you add a side-panel fan, or jam a 120mm in the HDD cage to hit it?
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05-15-2014, 03:00 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-15-2014, 07:13 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: Watercooled R9 290
(05-14-2014, 02:46 PM)Rapajez Wrote: Can you add a side-panel fan, or jam a 120mm in the HDD cage to hit it?

That would probably help, but I think I'm just going to leave it for now. The temps are nothing dangerous, and I am only watercooling for the noise aspect, not so much overclocking potential.

The card came with a backplate and you are suppose to put thermal paste on a certain part to cool the vrm, but the backplate kept shorting out the card. I made plastic washers and have been running without the backplate. So that's part of the reason the vrm temps are somewhat high.
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05-19-2014, 03:50 PM,
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RE: Watercooled R9 290
Understood. Glad to hear you got it working. It sounds like you shouldn't have any issues with speed throttling. Smile
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