PowerColor Shows Off Liquid Cooled Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card

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EthicSlave

I do believe this card had an optimal temperature for optimal performance. That being said you would also need a variable speed pump to maintain that performance in between gaming sessions etc.

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Jacob Stanbery

@Paul Lily, that actually isn't a custom card. It's just a stock 290x with an aftermarket EK waterblock. You can get one from EK's site or from somewhere else such as FrozenCPU.

http://www.ekwb.com/shop/blocks/vga-blocks/ati-radeon-full-cover-blocks/radeon-rx-200-series/ek-fc-r9-290x-acetal.html

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crwlngkngsnk

Will it Fold? (no, not blend) That's a great test of a GPU's capability. F@H FTW.

http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=32

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satrain18

The mobo looks like it's made in 2007...

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Nimrod

holy crap you are right!

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jason2393

Their FB has a pic of them using the same board in 2010, so it's possible.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

In other news...
Other stuff may or may not exist!
and at what price, we don't know!
When will they arrive?
Nobody Knows!
STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS!
or a lack thereof

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devin3627

i thought that you had to have pci-e closest to the processor. why the hell is it at the very bottom. does it affect performance?

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SilverSurferNHS

it certainty affects the chipset temperatures - it took me a while to realize my gpu was overheating my northbridge when the 480s were a thing... they don't have to be in the top slot, but they should be in a designated x16 slot if you can

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AFDozerman

Too bad the 290 isn't built like the 6990 was with all ports in a single slot. That made for some pretty awesome builds with four water-cooled single-slot GPUs packed into a tiny box. I guess 3rd party designs will be here soon enough.

God, if only I were rich...

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limitbreaker

God doesn't exist and your imagination of him may not actually help you get rich.

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AFDozerman

Thanks for pointing out the obvious, asshole.

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crwlngkngsnk

While I agree with the non-existence the divine personage has helped plenty of people get rich.

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limitbreaker

I guess you're right, I didn't consider the Jewish religion. It's brilliant

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crwlngkngsnk

Umm, I didn't really mean that anti-Semitically, but okay, there is that whole "charging Gentiles interest good, charging Jews interest bad" thing. I was thinking more like televangelists. Probably treading on thin ice here, think I'll let it go.

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limitbreaker

There's nothing anti Semitic here, I love the Jews personally. I wish I was a non practicing Jew.

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vrmlbasic

What would be different if you were a "non practicing Jew"?

As for belief in God helping people get rich, what about extremely devout individuals who raked in the cash? George Washington: extremely devout, richest US President to date. John Rockefeller: devout Baptist, insanely wealthy (and claimed, by the History Channel, to have been motivated to go into oil refining while in church), not to mention his "God gave me my money" quote.

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Carlidan

So.... you believe in an imaginary person helping them get rich? You know that 70 percent believe in some form of religion. And you add the fact 30 something percent of them believe in Christianity and even higher in the U.S. You are more likely hear anyone say God was the reason "they" got rich, like when some football play will thank you "GOD" for letting me win the Super Bowl, etc...

Maybe religion might have been a contributing factor because it motivated them but there was no imaginary person that made them rich.