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EKWB Prepping Water Block for Asus R9-290X DirectCU II OC

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EKWB has started the design process of a water block for Asus' R9-290X DirectCU II OC graphics card.

EKWB has started making a new water block for the Asus Radeon R9-290X DirectCU II graphics card. The full-cover water block, which will be known as the EK-FC R9-290X DCII, is designed to cover all the critical parts of the graphics card that need cooling.

The unit covers the GPU, VRM and memory, and will feature a high-flow design, meaning that it can be used in longer, more complex loops or in loops with weaker pumps. Using EK's EK-FC terminal system, up to four graphics cards can be used in a single system.

EKWB will sell three different versions of the water block, each with a different appearance. For those who want even more bling, a backplate will also be available.

EKWB has announced that the EK-FC R9-290X DCII will be available in February 2014, though there was no word on pricing yet.

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    jimmysmitty , December 26, 2013 9:42 AM
    First we need the Asus 290X DCUII to be available. The Gigabyte Windforce is out but still have not seen the Asus DCUII on Egg or anywhere.
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    iLikepc , December 26, 2013 9:43 AM
    Now, this will be cool....
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    maza90210 , December 26, 2013 9:53 AM
    Doesn't the r9 290x asus already have a backplate? would you not just use that backplate
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    maxkremeur , December 26, 2013 11:45 AM
    Isn't that pointless ?
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    heydan , December 26, 2013 12:52 PM
    It would be such a waste get rid of totally functional and good looking cooler, I think you should only water cool stock coolers.
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    UVB076 , December 26, 2013 3:04 PM
    Cards with custom PCBs tend to have better power delivery.
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    falchard , December 27, 2013 2:21 AM
    If I water cool my GPU, and increase its clock speed. How many more lite coins can I produce?
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    redeemer , December 28, 2013 10:32 AM
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    It would be such a waste get rid of totally functional and good looking cooler, I think you should only water cool stock coolers.


    Yeah agreed but the PCB and power delivery is custom so in that respect watercooling is the best way to get the most out of that. Custom PT3 BIOS and over-volting 1.4+v needs to water to tame temps!