Originally Posted by Tobiman
Gigabyte windforce 3X r9 290X on newegg. GOGOGOGOGO!
I'd rather not use Gigabyte due to their history of Volt locking the cards
Originally Posted by Durquavian
Non-reference is soooo close that may be waiting is the best option.
Yeah, the DCUII and Tri-X versions have had some good reviews
Originally Posted by Arizonian
If your like me, you might be hard pressed to wait till sometime in January for non-reference 290X.
Count on them being higher priced than aftermarket reference cooled 290X $699 at roughly $749 or higher depending on how over built non-reference designs are.
higher priced of course but the part i'm struggling with is if the 290x is really worth the extra.......it is but not....get what i mean?
Argh, i think i'll grab a couple of non-ref 290's then, best price/perf it seems.
Oh and i need a replacement card before the 11th Jan so hopefully they release them soon.