Aqua Computer Radeon R9 290X Full Cover Block

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Aqua Computers latest addition to their full cover water blocks is the kryographics Hawaii for R9 290X cards. The block is entirely made in Germany and milled from 1kg high-purity electrolytic copper ...

    Aqua Computer Radeon R9 290X Full Cover Block
     
  2. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    another top notch block from aqua
     
  3. xafier

    xafier Master Guru

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    Man I'd love a 290x and one of those! Shame I'm busy buying a new house so have no spare cash for computer stuff :(
     
  4. War child

    War child Master Guru

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    Personally, while I love Aqua blocks.. I'm a fan of full water blocks like EK in respect of the block being flush and square with the full PCB, not leaving exposed sections.
     

  5. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Considering you can't do anything about the fact that the GPU takes up 2 slots, I think I'd have preferred less copper, more of a cheaper metal, and make it thick enough to take up 2 slots. But, I'm sure there's some manufacturer out there that might not force both slots to be used, in which case a cooler like this would be preferred.

    Anyways, I'd like to see the performance difference with a cooler like this in use. Makes me wonder how much more performance the 290X has to offer that was held back due to the heat. I'd say a GPU like this is an excellent reason to keep liquid cooling around. We're running out of purposes for them these days.
     
  6. John Dolan

    John Dolan Ancient Guru

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    I fitted blocks to my 780s because the reference cooler on them was louder and hotter than I liked also with the blocks my benchmarks went up a little so even though the Nvidia coolers are better than the current AMD one on the 290x my 780s were throttling back some unless I turned the fan up higher and then it was louder than I liked.

    H20 is cooler and quieter than air cooling so if you want a cool fast pc its the best option imo.
     

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