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R9 290X with Prolimatech MK-26 Black Series

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R9 290X with Prolimatech MK-26 Black Series

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May not be to everyone's liking due to the sheer size once you attach a couple 120mm/140mm fans (check case to ensure it fits), no doubting the MK-26 cooler is worth consideration with six nickel plated metal copper 6mm pipes to effectively dissipate Hawaii Pro and Hawaii XT heat. This widely-acclaimed £71 inc VAT aftermarket cooler helps pull back the temperatures of the stock cooler from the dizzying heights of 95c. According to OCUK potential is for a 30°c reduction in temperatures while maintaining a more pleasant gaming environment at reduce fanspeeds that should help avoid annoying your neighbours!

 

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Overview of the box and contents, then finally showing the potential look of the custom 290X with MK-26 added (GPU shown isn't 290X).

 

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Before starting remove all the old TIM (Arctic Clean thermal material remover) and complete with (Arctic Clean thermal material remover). Generally speaking if you're going to undertake this task make yourself familiar with the 290X PCB to correctly place the heatsinks over VRM+RAM. Due to the wide support of the MK-26; you'll only need the standard silver spring-loaded screws with the smaller of the two rubber omni-mounts to secure the omni-mount backplate to the back of the pcb.

 

Yellow indicates where the half height RAM heatsink A is to be placed (otherwise heatsinks would touch the heatpipes) and blue for placement of full height RAM heatsink B. Apply pressure for about a minute each and until your happy they're safely secured. The VRMs in pink requires VRM heatsink, and VRMs in red requires heat dissipation plate A. Take your time to apply them correctly. Now secure the copper heat spreader to the heatsink with M3 screws. Apply thermal paste to both the GPU and the copper heatsink then check alignment for positioning on PCB. Now fasten the backplate in place. Fix 120_140mm fan wire clips A to the smaller radiator and use 120_140mm fan wire clips B for the larger radiator. Done!

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Come across this high-performance budget alternative to consider for your immediate heat and noise issues, retails for $55 / 46 / £35. Gelid have confirmed that it supports reference design R9 270X and R9 290X. Newly supported GPUs (in bold). Have not come across any test results for either the 270X or 290X regarding temperature reductions but you'll surely get a quieter GPU as a result than using that awfully loud reference cooler otherwise keep fanspeed at 55% RPM which is 51.2 dB in Über mode. Again these coolers make CF an issue due to the space requirements, this looks like a 3-slot design versus the 4-slot design if you choose the MK-26.

 

Gelid Icy Vision VGA Cooler Rev 2 (GC-VGA02-01)

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Compatible with:*                       
AMD: HD4850, HD4870, HD4890, HD5830, HD5850, HD5870, HD6850, HD6870, HD6950*, HD6970*,  HD7850, 7870, R9 270X and R9 290X
Nvidia: 9800GT, 9800GTX, GTS250, GTX260, 275, 280, 285, GTS450, GTX 460, GTX465, GTX470, GTX480, GTX550TI, GTX560TI, GTX570, GTX580, Quadro 4000, GTX680, GTX Titan, GTX770 (by using stand-off) and GTX 780

 

*In combination with the Enhancement Kit for Rev. 2 ICY Vision
 

Standard installation guide is available to download in the link above and assumes you have an understanding of completing this process.

 

P.S. wasn't sure whether to create new aftermarket cooler thread and place it here. So far these are trickling through so slowly it's hard to justify and once custom GPUs arrive in 4-6 weeks it won't be cost effective for people to consider.

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this bad guy will bring so much heat in a water cooling setup as well + imagine this with ivy-bridge, they will be running hot like a nuclear plant

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Come across this high-performance budget alternative to consider for your immediate heat and noise issues, retails for $55 / €46 / £35. Gelid have confirmed that it supports reference design R9 270X and R9 290X. Newly supported GPUs (in bold). Have not come across any test results for either the 270X or 290X regarding temperature reductions but you'll surely get a quieter GPU as a result than using that awfully loud reference cooler otherwise keep fanspeed at 55% RPM which is 51.2 dB in Über mode. Again these coolers make CF an issue due to the space requirements, this looks like a 3-slot design versus the 4-slot design if you choose the MK-26.

 

Gelid Icy Vision VGA Cooler Rev 2 (GC-VGA02-01)

Official website

 

pvhmfzV.gif

 

Compatible with:*                       

AMD: HD4850, HD4870, HD4890, HD5830, HD5850, HD5870, HD6850, HD6870, HD6950*, HD6970*,  HD7850, 7870, R9 270X and R9 290X

Nvidia: 9800GT, 9800GTX, GTS250, GTX260, 275, 280, 285, GTS450, GTX 460, GTX465, GTX470, GTX480, GTX550TI, GTX560TI, GTX570, GTX580, Quadro 4000, GTX680, GTX Titan, GTX770 (by using stand-off) and GTX 780

 

*In combination with the Enhancement Kit for Rev. 2 ICY Vision

 

Standard installation guide is available to download in the link above and assumes you have an understanding of completing this process.

 

P.S. wasn't sure whether to create new aftermarket cooler thread and place it here. So far these are trickling through so slowly it's hard to justify and once custom GPUs arrive in 4-6 weeks it won't be cost effective for people to consider.

 

 

we have tested rev.2 icy vision on R9-290X, the full load temperature in 3Dmark 2011 is 66C

I also posted the installation guide in oc.net

http://www.overclock.net/t/1437634/installation-guide-tips-of-rev-2-icy-vision-on-r9-290x

 

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Now that is a really awesome looking cooler.

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