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EK Working on a Water Block for Latest Revision of the ASUS R9280X-DC2(T)

Dec 6, 2011
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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is working on a new Full Cover water block for the latest, two-slot revision of ASUS R9280X-DC2(T) series graphics card, powered by AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU.

At the moment ASUS has two physically different revisions of R9280X-DC2(T) series graphics cards on the market. The first revision, called the ASUS R9280X-DC2(T)-3GD5-V2, is already compatible with our existing EK-FC7970 DCII water block while the ASUS R9280X-DC2(T)-3GD5 is a complete redesign and thus not compatible with the said water block.

The upcoming EK-FC R9-280X DCII will be a high performance full-cover water block for engineered specifically for the latest revision of ASUS design Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II series graphics cards. This product will directly cool the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water will flow directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.

Up to four water blocks could be used on a single ATX form factor motherboard by using EK-FC Terminal (DUAL, TRIPLE or QUAD type) system or other means of interconnectivity. EK-FC R9-280X DCII will also feature a very high flow design allowing the product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

The products will be available for purchase through EK Webshop & Partner Reseller Network in mid- to late November 2013.
Jul 24, 2013
138 (0.08/day)
Processor Intel i7 4770K
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Cooling Custom water loop
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
Video Card(s) 4x SAPPHIRE 100362BF4SR Radeon R9 290 unlocked to 290X
Storage 2x Samsung 840 EVO 250GB in raid0, 2x TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB
Display(s) 3x Asus VS238H-P 23.0"
Case Corsair 900D
Power Supply ENERMAX Maxrevo EMR1500EWT 1500W
Software Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit)
Now only if these blocks didn't run 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the card...
Dec 16, 2010
1,485 (0.55/day)
System Name My Surround PC
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K @ 4.2 GHz (1.15 V)
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6
Cooling Swiftech MCP35X / XSPC Rasa CPU / Swiftech MCW82 / Koolance HX-1320 w/ 8 Scythe Fans
Memory 16GB (2 x 8 GB) Mushkin Blackline DDR3-2400 CL11-13-13-31
Video Card(s) MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Armor 2X
Storage Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB, 2 x 4TB HGST NAS HDD in RAID 1
Display(s) 3 x Acer K272HUL 27" in Surround 7860x1440
Case NZXT Source 530
Audio Device(s) Integrated ALC1150 + Logitech Z-5500 5.1
Power Supply Seasonic X-1250 1.25kW
Mouse Gigabyte Aivia Krypton
Keyboard Logitech G15
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Now only if these blocks didn't run 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the card...
Yeah, I see no point to buying the water block when you can instead use the extra money to get a 290/290X and get much better performance than any overclocked 280X. There's really little point to water blocks on second tier cards because of the blocks' price.