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Going to order a 290, which manufacturer is best?

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2 years ago#1
I know I've asked the question before but there was really no consensus. I don't want to screw this up.
2 years ago#2
if it's reference model i would go with sapphire, if it's aftermarket cooler msi or asus
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i think it's nice
2 years ago#3
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
2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
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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I hate windows 8!
2 years ago#6
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?
2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
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
2 years ago#9
People realize you can adjust fan speeds. They just also realize it makes the card really loud and don't want to do that.
2 years ago#10
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.
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