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R9 290(X) with Aftermarket Cooler

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Hey guys,

while ago I got my XFX R9 290 card, then I started my experiments on it to unlock its potential and solve its heating problems,

First I've tried to put on a liquid cooler Antec 620 on it, it was pretty hard and I did not get the good results on that just reducing the noise of the card while keeping it below 90C.

Later on I've ordered a Gelid Icy 2 GPU Cooler which fitted to the card with some kind of troubles, then I've changed the Fans of GPU cooler with Arctic F12 PWM as Gelid ones are not PWN.

Now I can say I've build the ultimate R9 290 with after market cooler that temps never goes more than 75C with minimum noise.
 

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if you call a R9-290 with a gelid icy vision Ultimate, you make me wonder what would be a R9-290 with my spare Prolimatech MK-26 and my 2 NB Blacksilent Pro PK2 ... xD
 
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Hi

May have been better to post this in ghetto-mods nice though; is that hot glue I see?

Note: maybe just use edit button when adding more info

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Post some pictures of it, let's enjoy!
well i don't have a R9-290 but a R9-270 on the way and since it's a MSI Gaming serie the cooler will be allready really effective (on a 270 no joke ... pah...)

but i still have the pics of it on a GTX 580
IMG_0980.JPG IMG_0981.JPG IMG_0982.JPG IMG_0984.JPG
sadely it wasn't compatible with my 770 i sold recently.
 

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yeah, this thread is definately ghetto mods material.

Good job tho, OP!!! I like your perseverance!
 
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Hey guys,

while ago I got my XFX R9 290 card, then I started my experiments on it to unlock its potential and solve its heating problems,

First I've tried to put on a liquid cooler Antec 620 on it, it was pretty hard and I did not get the good results on that just reducing the noise of the card while keeping it below 90C.

Later on I've ordered a Gelid Icy 2 GPU Cooler which fitted to the card with some kind of troubles, then I've changed the Fans of GPU cooler with Arctic F12 PWM as Gelid ones are not PWN.

Now I can say I've build the ultimate R9 290 with after market cooler that temps never goes more than 75C with minimum noise.
what are your vrm1 temps with the arctics?