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Graphics Any R290 owners yet?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neogumbercules, 10 Nov 2013.

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I got the EVGA reference blower version. It's not audible over an SP120 spinning at 1000rpm, even when gaming with the card at 70°C.

    Really chuffed with that :)

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  2. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    That looks like a very out-of-focus and distorted picture of the sun. :p
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    You know you're right, it is a terrible rendition of a potato.

    I'll take a pic of the K70 later, but I'm warning you now - it'll look like a K70 ;)

    I'm not a man who meddles with keycaps.
     
  4. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Ah yes but if I'm really lucky the picture will include one of your fingers ;)
     
  5. adamg64

    adamg64 What's a Dremel?

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    thinking of adding a Prolimatech MK-26 Multi-VGA-Cooler and either 2x120mm or 2x140mm fans, does anybody no if it would fit into a corsair 500r case?
     
  6. modd1uk

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  7. sandys

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    Overhauled my WC loop over Christmas and got the machine running well again after a catalogue of errors :duh:

    New rad and fans plus wider tubing leading to higher flow and its sweet.

    Now my temps are kept well in check and the system is probably able to cope with 4 cards in one loops :idea:

    Now even when mining full pelt 2 cards don't go over 40 on the cores, the hottest VRM is 55 that'll do this is even with the case closed water temp doesn't crack 30degC either, so this is what a working water cooling system should be like :D :hip:

    Now I can game with 290s without sweating :D :thumb:
     
  8. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    I'm just about to fit the waterblocks to my 290s this week. I only have two 360 radiators in the test bench though, so it could be interesting.
     
  9. sandys

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    I have 1 360 and a 120 so you'll be fine.
     
  10. law99

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    Yeah. I thought the rule of thumb is one 120/140mm rad per block. So you have enough for 6 blocks.
     
  11. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    I thought for GPUs the rule of thumb was 240mm per GPU, especially with the heat kicked out by 290s. I will soon find out anyway. If my 360s aren't enough then the whole lot will be going into a 900D brimming with radiators.
     
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    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Did a quick Heaven run at 1080p with all 4 cards running stock...


    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    Thought I'd run the bench before I put the rest in. 2x290s, doesn't seem much quicker than my old 680s I guess 1080p not allowing it to flex its muscle.
     
  15. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Now that is a meaty rig! Nice work!
     
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    What do people use for overclocking etc. on r9 290, I currently use Afterburner but in XFire mode I cannot lower voltage in all cards just the first one, even with synchronize similar gpus set.
     
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    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Just waiting for the waterblocks to arrive now so that it's actually usable without going deaf, haha.
     
  18. rollo

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    The difference does seem small I've seen between 2300-2500 with 2 SLI 680s and I'd imagine my CPU is holding back scoring higher. Depends how much your overclocking them vs your 680s.

    There's not a huge dif in benches I've seen though with it been very game dependent between the. 2.

    Personally still waiting on maxwell.
     
  19. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Delighted with my R290 which I've just put under water. It's folding away to test stability on stock volts @ 1100/5400 and so far it's flying much better than my SLI GTX480s!!!

    I haven;t had a radeon since my 9800XT way back when
     
  20. sandys

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    That is overclocked, my 680s also ran at beyond 770s speed though, both gpus managed ~18% OCs core and ~22% memOC funnily enough.
     

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