OpenCL quadfire r290x cooling

watanabe

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Building a small OpenCL renderfarm/crypto build... I have a mora3 180mm x4 radiator in my basement from an old GTX480 SLI build, was wondering if it'd handle the wattage of 4 290s flashed to 290x's? IIRC the gtx480s put out like 475w each, and I remember the MO-RA handled that fine along with a heavily OC'ed i7 920 so seems like I may be in the ballpark?

Not worried about sick overclocks, just trying to stuff as many cards off a single motherboard and not have them burn up.
 

etegv

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yea id say youre set

get some good fans for the radiator and youre good to go
 

Arcygenical

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The 480s put out nowhere near 475w of heat each.

However that radiator will be fine.
 

KazeoHin

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Yeah, a single 180 rad has the heat dissipation potential of two 120 rads. So with 4 you are set to diffuse a TON of heat.
 

watanabe

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sorry for mr blurrycam:

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unfortunately sprung a leak (was impatient and in 5 years of watercooling never had one) between the quad-terminal block and one of the waterblocks. Fried the MB but card seems to be alright... it happened to be the card that had a curious defect: what looks like a hole, i didn't mind at first as it was on the card facing side, and outside the o-ring, but wondering if this guy shouldn't have passed QC. in talks w/EK customer service now.

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Holy crap! :eek:

Sorry to hear you fried your mb. Good luck with ek.

Mind if I ask what kind of temps you got on your setup?
 

watanabe

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think i was in the 35-45 celsius range, and much quieter than the jet engines sitting next to me now... prolly be a week or two of RMA fun before I get everything back up and running
 
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Well, I hope you keep us updated. I'd love to wc my cards as well, but the investment is too prohibitive at the moment, at least for my main mining rig. I have a personal system that's wc'd but currently being rebuilt at the moment and unfortunately running into some issues, but that a whole other issue.
 

watanabe

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ya i don't recommend it for mining at all, better to throw another card at it and just space out the cards with risers. When I committed I thought if I was going for quadfire I may as well have them in my workstation so I could enjoy fooling around with them but at the moment just trying to hash out as much revenue as I can so not really playing anything.

I went w/water as I was not gonna have 4 jet engines sitting next to me so had to put them under water, already had the pumps/massive rad so just had to pick up blocks and some new tubing/fittings but for sure if I was building from scratch would not have gone for it.
 
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