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Going to order a 290, which manufacturer is best?

#1MuayThaiJesusPosted 11/18/2013 12:05:38 PM
I know I've asked the question before but there was really no consensus. I don't want to screw this up.
#2Trance_FanPosted 11/18/2013 12:07:14 PM
if it's reference model i would go with sapphire, if it's aftermarket cooler msi or asus
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#3MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2013 12:09:20 PM
Trance_Fan posted...
if it's reference model i would go with sapphire, if it's aftermarket cooler msi or asus


I don't think I would really need an aftermarket cooler, just crank up MSI afterburner
#4ThePCElitistPosted 11/18/2013 12:09:22 PM
Trance_Fan posted...
if it's reference model i would go with sapphire, if it's aftermarket cooler msi or asus


This.
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 11/18/2013 12:10:07 PM
MuayThaiJesus posted...
Trance_Fan posted...
if it's reference model i would go with sapphire, if it's aftermarket cooler msi or asus


I don't think I would really need an aftermarket cooler, just crank up MSI afterburner


Omg someone with a brain finally realized you could do this. I would personally like to thank you. Here's an imaginary check for $100 in internet cookies.
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#6MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2013 12:11:14 PM
ThePCElitist posted...
MuayThaiJesus posted...
Trance_Fan posted...
if it's reference model i would go with sapphire, if it's aftermarket cooler msi or asus


I don't think I would really need an aftermarket cooler, just crank up MSI afterburner


Omg someone with a brain finally realized you could do this. I would personally like to thank you. Here's an imaginary check for $100 in internet cookies.


Why do people not realize you can adjust fan speeds?
#7superdarkshadowPosted 11/18/2013 12:14:07 PM
Some of the Powercolor ones can be flashed to a 290X, so that might be worth checking out. There don't seem to be any 290 s with custom coolers out yet, so I guess that doesn't make much difference. You can't really go wrong with Sapphire if you don't plan on trying flashing.
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#8Trance_FanPosted 11/18/2013 12:15:00 PM
MuayThaiJesus posted...
ThePCElitist posted...
MuayThaiJesus posted...
Trance_Fan posted...
if it's reference model i would go with sapphire, if it's aftermarket cooler msi or asus


I don't think I would really need an aftermarket cooler, just crank up MSI afterburner


Omg someone with a brain finally realized you could do this. I would personally like to thank you. Here's an imaginary check for $100 in internet cookies.


Why do people not realize you can adjust fan speeds?


the aftermarket models come with custom pcb so you get more than fan speed
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i think it's nice
#9Saber_DarkPosted 11/18/2013 12:18:04 PM
People realize you can adjust fan speeds. They just also realize it makes the card really loud and don't want to do that.
#10MuayThaiJesus(Topic Creator)Posted 11/18/2013 12:19:00 PM
Saber_Dark posted...
People realize you can adjust fan speeds. They just also realize it makes the card really loud and don't want to do that.


I use a headset, doesn't make a difference to me.