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Watercooling Water blocks for R9 290 cannot find any

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flame696, 10 Mar 2016.

  1. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Guys can you help me out, I am struggling to find any water blocks for a R9 290. It seems like the GPU blocks have vanished. I was looking for EK full water block preferably a Acetal/Copper but everything is nickel based. What has changed so much over the past year with water blocks
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Nothing - its just an old card now. They only do limited production runs because they absolutely have to sell every piece.
     
  3. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    but i thought the water blocks for the r9 290 fit the 8gb 390s
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Could be the case, but then they'd move onto making them - could you buy a 390 block instead?
     
  5. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    they are also out of stock
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Getting to the end of the line I guess - second hand?
     
  7. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    I have tried second with 2 forums and no one seems to have one ive tried ebay and still nothing i feel like just sell the r9 290 and getting one of the newer cards
     
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    I have 3 watercooled 290s which I am pulling out for to sell for my next build, so there may be some coolers on the market soon ;) :D
     
  9. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    Well I've looked on here and as you can see on this model (if you scroll to the bottom of the info) its compatible with a reference R290

    The full list of stock for you cards is on this list

    Hope that helps.
     
  10. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Thanks Chris but the prices are incredible.

    Sandys when will you be sticking them up for sale?
     
  11. jinq-sea

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

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    I don't reckon that's too bad for a decent block, personally! It is in Euro too, remember.

    (Perhaps I'm just daft. I just imported a Titan X Hydro Copper block from the US)
     
  12. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    I also think £90 is a fair price for a quality waterblock, but if you can get hold of a 2nd hand one then you should make a good saving.

    I was also very tempted by the hydro copper blocks (I have 2 x EK Titan X's) and nearly bought those blocks - they didn't have any in stock at the time I ordered, so went for EK ones. Wish I'd bought these ones though. Best looking blocks I have seen. The amount of times I've nearly clicked buy even though I dont 'need' them.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Man they're good looking blocks. I got obsessed with the HC block so had to have it! I've got an aquacomputer glass one for my original titan (this one I think) - I love those too!
     
  14. sandys

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    I can't really say, it'll be the next free weekend I get to work on it, I just don't know when that is, I started the other day but life gets in the way.

    Those coolers above look good and that is the going rate for a new full cover block for most GPUs, my EK R290 FC blocks were £90 a piece.
     
  15. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    I think im going yo get rid of this card and pick up a couple of 780s with water block snd back plates installed
     
  16. stephen0205

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    i had this problem close to a year ago getting a water block. Ended up getting a kraken g10 bracket and using an aio unit with the gelid enhancement kit.

    Not a solution for yourself maybe but, possibly worth a look
     

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