Pros: Inexpensive, clean finish, subtle, effective.
Cons: White versions are not available to match certain systems.
Opening your brand new Radeon R9-290X is a wonderful thing. Install a new EK-FC R9-290X series block on it, pop it in the system, boot up and begin playing games. Even with the water block keeping temperatures from reaching their preposterous 90C+ load conditions, the PCB continues to warm and warp- potentially causing damage. The inexpensive fix to this is the new bracket. The R9-290X bracket itself measures in at right around 264mm, just over 6mm deep, and 27mm at it's tallest. The finish is flawless (textured black with very mild reflective qualities), and no scratches or blemishes were observed during my initial inspection and later installation of my units. Included hardware in the...(read more)