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i did and ek said they would not make new one because the old one fits, they never said they will make a new one,... , they will just change the name , good retailer have already changed the name of the block on their site but not all of them will do it . same thing goes for the matrix hd7970 block which is now called matrix 280x. do the research on ekcoolingconfigurator and it tell you the 7970 one works ,....

""EKWB explains that due to the similarities between the older Radeon HD 7970 and the new Radeon R9-280X, and since there was no official reference design for the PCB, most of the AIB partners have decided to either re-use the older reference design (AMD 109-C38637) or proprietary designs, including Asus' DirectCUII boards. EKWB has also renamed the EK-FC7970 Matrix to the EK-FX R9-280X Matrix, just to prevent confusion.""

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ekwb-r9-280x-ek-fc-water,24633.html

Digging deeper ?
Enjoy smile.gif

http://www.ekwb.com/news/404/19/ASUS-latest-revision-of-R9280X-DC2-T-to-get-a-Full-Cover-water-block/
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And on a review I posted earlier it was said to become widely available on the 14th only... Unless it was a mistype by the reviewer.

AMD intended launch was the 14th, but they pushed it today because of Nvidia price cut.
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Love XFX charging 20 bucks more for no reason on the reference card.
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They are doing the same on their 290, which pushed me to Sapphire.
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That's what I meant. The 290.
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They are doing the same on their 290, which pushed me to Sapphire.
just having second thoughts about Sapphire after seeing that their rma service seems to be terrible according to others here in the forums.
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Are the outputs the same? , this could be where the slight price difference between ref card is.
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just having second thoughts about Sapphire after seeing that their rma service seems to be terrible according to others here in the forums.

I've seen horror stories about every manufacturer's RMA process on this forum. The only thing I like about XFX besides their 280X design is the lifetime warranty.
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just having second thoughts about Sapphire after seeing that their rma service seems to be terrible according to others here in the forums.

I find that everyone has an RMA horror story with manufacturer "X." The negative stories are always more verbose than the positive. I look at it this way, if Sapphire/Gigabyte/Asus etc had consistently poor customer service with horror stories of RMA and quality etc then AMD and nVidia would most likely no longer allow them to produce their products.

I found myself feeling leery about Gigabyte because I've never used a Gigabyte GPU and have heard some horror stories. Then I reminded myself that just because other people may have had a bad experience doesn't mean that I will. I find the generally all of the manufacturers make solid products and that I need to stop worrying so much wink.gif
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Yep, the same goes for any product. It is always good to acknowledge the advice but you have to try it for yourself. I'm sure for every 10 complaints, there are 200 users who are happy with their product from company "X".
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