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Old 12-29-2014, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Club3d R9 290... $279cdn

As it says, shops selling the Club3d r9 cards cheap. Been needing a new gpu, but haven't had AMD in 10yrs.
Ideally I'd love a 970, but the price of the r9 290 at $279 is unreal, usually $500+.

Reviews show great cooling vs reference and even other after markets.

So anyone with 290s have any input if it's worth it getting a 290 at $279?
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Usually 500+? Since when? They've been dead cheap since like July. Here's a 290x for $319.
ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC 1050MHZ 4GB 5.4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
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Powercolor Radeon R9 290 Turbo Duo 975MHZ 4GB 5.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
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This is the one:
CLUB3D Radeon R9 290 Royalking 975MHZ 4GB 5.4GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

Or Jump up to the Ace for $339.
Here's a review of temps, which is my main concern.
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...l_ace_review/3
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If you're worried about temps then just get a 970 lol.

Take a look at the name though. What you're buying would be the RoyalKing, and the review you linked is the Ace which has 3 fans and a bigger heatsink. The RoyalKing has a typical heatsink design and fan design like any of the other manufacturers.
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Yha, the Ace is 339..... I now have found a GB 970 for $389....... I've stupidly cheap.. despite not really concerned with money.. If it's not broke why fix it.....
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If you're worried about temps then just get a 970 lol.

Take a look at the name though. What you're buying would be the RoyalKing, and the review you linked is the Ace which has 3 fans and a bigger heatsink. The RoyalKing has a typical heatsink design and fan design like any of the other manufacturers.
It's cold in my house and i'm almost missing my old PC i just replaced. Always kept my office nice and warm. This new rig (with a 980) doesn't put out much heat at all.
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970 will use less power and generate less heat if you want to use it for folding functions.
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970 will use less power and generate less heat if you want to use it for folding functions.
Folding is a secondary.. my 560ti is getting and sad. My 770m beats it...
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Wow, really? Man I really need to get this card out to Trotter then. Poor guy been playing BF4 on a 560ti.
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