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Thread: Just went REAL water

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    Just went REAL water

    Hi Guys,
    I've been using a h50 for about three years and then picked up h100 that the fan controller didn't work on. Just for s&g's I made a loop using the h100 pump and both radiators. CPU temp dropped about 10c during prime and I picked up 200mhz oc room. So I bit the bullet and just ordered a swiftech apogee drive ii and a full copper 120x240mm radiator.
    I'm wondering if there is a water block that will fit my xfx 290 dd video card. Does anyone have one they can point me to?
    Thanks.
    John

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    Does anyone have any experience with the swiftech block?

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    according to http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/s...?gpu_gpus=1332 looks like any reference r9-290 waterblock should do just fine

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    Cool and thank you.
    FX8350 @ 5Ghz (239x21) 1.49v
    Sabertooth 990FX rev.2
    2 XFX R9 290 DD @ 1100/1350
    8Gb Corsair DDR1600 9-9-9-24-41
    Swiftech Apogee Drive II
    Alphacool NexXxos UT60 full copper radiator
    Swiftech Micro res v2

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    It's alive!...
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    FX8350 @ 5Ghz (239x21) 1.49v
    Sabertooth 990FX rev.2
    2 XFX R9 290 DD @ 1100/1350
    8Gb Corsair DDR1600 9-9-9-24-41
    Swiftech Apogee Drive II
    Alphacool NexXxos UT60 full copper radiator
    Swiftech Micro res v2

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    Wow this thing rocks. Got my 8350 at 5Ghz stable at 1.48125 volts. Temp stays in the mid 50's after an hour of Prime. Yea...
    Crap, now i need a GPU cooler and a 120mm copper radiator.
    It never ends does it?
    John
    FX8350 @ 5Ghz (239x21) 1.49v
    Sabertooth 990FX rev.2
    2 XFX R9 290 DD @ 1100/1350
    8Gb Corsair DDR1600 9-9-9-24-41
    Swiftech Apogee Drive II
    Alphacool NexXxos UT60 full copper radiator
    Swiftech Micro res v2

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    On first glance, I thought you had your water bottle hooked up like a reservoir haha!

    Have you cut those tubes to a length that will fit correctly in your case, or are you just testing that each component works properly?
    Signatures make my posts look huge... but I'm not humble enough to completely remove my signature, so I kept this note explaining it.

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    I originally thought of using a mason jar as a reservoir and to house the pump when I was planning on a homemade setup. This is much better.
    I dry installed the system in my computer and cut the tubes to length making sure I could easily(ish) access the reservoir for system maintainence. Filled it with distiller water and a drop of algicide and let it run all day before I reinstalled it in the machine.
    I need to get a pic of it all up and running but it sits behind my center 40" TV out of sight so there is no "bling" to it whatsoever.
    FX8350 @ 5Ghz (239x21) 1.49v
    Sabertooth 990FX rev.2
    2 XFX R9 290 DD @ 1100/1350
    8Gb Corsair DDR1600 9-9-9-24-41
    Swiftech Apogee Drive II
    Alphacool NexXxos UT60 full copper radiator
    Swiftech Micro res v2

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