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Old 12-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I upgraded to crossfire 290s and flashed those to 290x. This brought a problem with it. I had to turn the fans up on my rads to keep these suckers cool. So how do you solve this problem? You add more radiators and get a bigger case. Figured I'd start a build log since most likely I'll end up putting this together over a few days as I'm going to wait til the last minute to tear down the UFO. And if I have a stroke on the way home from work, I might even decide to move my 3570k to a different rig and use it for litecoin mining and put a 4670k in.

That brings me to a quick question before getting started. What would be the most optimal routing.
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MountainMods.com-Computer Cases-Ascension Crystal Ship CYO-Ascension CYO (Crystal Ship - Custom Computer Case)
2x MountainMods.com-Water Cooling-Pumps-Swiftech MCP-655 Pump w/speed control
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2x EK Radeon R9-290X VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acrylic (EK-FC R9-290X) - FrozenCPU.com
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Can't understand why flashing them would cause such a major heat build up compared to the 290 setup. From what I'm to understand the difference isn't that major going from 290 to 290x.
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off topic: you machine looks like a complete monster!! geezus! hahaha
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i have been a mechanic all of my life. your computer makes me think about plans for a Jaguar V-12 shoehorned into an Opel Cadet GT! (p.s., never happened)
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i have been a mechanic all of my life. your computer makes me think about plans for a Jaguar V-12 shoehorned into an Opel Cadet GT! (p.s., never happened)
Mechanic? K I want an Aston V8 Vantage motor in my Mustang
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hey!!
I once owned an Opel Cadet GT.... and a couple other Opel's just for parts to keep the GT running
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