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Do all aftermarket cards with the good coolers use their own custom PCBs? Is there any chance one of them will use the reference pcb with a better cooler, that way it could be fitted to existing reference cards? Or maybe someone will release a cooler for the 290s that really is meant for it so it doesn't take up so much room and isn't so much of a hack.

Nevermind, I've seen the sapphinre tri-x cards will use reference pcb. Maybe there'll be a way to get a couple of those coolers....
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Do all aftermarket cards with the good coolers use their own custom PCBs? Is there any chance one of them will use the reference pcb with a better cooler, that way it could be fitted to existing reference cards? Or maybe someone will release a cooler for the 290s that really is meant for it so it doesn't take up so much room and isn't so much of a hack.
The Tri-X uses reference PCB and AFAIK, so will the Windforce x3. DCII on the other hand, use a custom pcb (but EK will make block for that one and the lightning anyways, atleast, they did that with the 7970).
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would this psu, "Cougar CMX 550" be enough for a r9 290x ? 550w (12v1 :28a 12v2: 20a)
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Planning to buy single R9 290 non-reference design.
I forward my former PSU.
Now I'm wondering to buy a new one.
Do you think it is worth to buy maybe X-850 despite I'm not planning to Crossfire?
I was wondering that maybe in the future when the power of graphic cards will increasing and the manufacturing process will be the same (problems with 20nm chips), there will be requirment for still stronger power supplies?
When I bought my former Enermax 485W in 2006 it was plenty enough wattage, but in 2013 it was too low.
Radeon R9 290 have minimal requirments 750W, I know that is too overwattaged, but maybe next generation will want more watts?
I'm wondering between X-750 and X-850.
Want to stay with him some years, ideally like with my former Enermax (7 years smile.gif)
In my country the price difference between them is 24 EUR.
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I would go the X-850, I say this is a few reasons. Mainly because as you say you want to be able to keep it for a few years and having a higher wattage extends a PSUs effective life...I hate to use the word future proofing but it kinda is smile.gif. Another reason is a PSU is more efficient when the wattage you are drawing is between 100W and it's theoretical maximum power output. For 24 Euros it is definitely worth going to 850 Watts.


lol you guys. I posted a detailed explanation awhile back on why for a single 290 you don't need more then a 650w psu . as long as it isn't a crap psu.

maybe my post could be added to the op somewhere because people keep asking the same questions and recommending overkill psu power.

See my post here with the math to back it up. http://www.overclock.net/t/1436497/official-amd-r9-290x-290-owners-club/11550#post_21421778

I want to add that getting a bigger psu can still make sense like you said in case newer cards use more power or you want to add a second card later. However to the other guy i'm not even hitting 475W usage on a 650W psu (with my heavily oc'ed cpu at 100% and oc'ed gpu at 100% and a water cooling loop)

so that isn't going to effect the life span on the unit at all. Remember too these are designed to handle up to their max output 24//7 and it's something of a myth in my opinion that running a (quality) psu at max capacity lowers it's life span.
Edited by HardwareDecoder - 12/27/13 at 9:35am
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lol you guys. I posted a detailed explanation awhile back on why for a single 290 you don't need more then a 650w psu . as long as it isn't a crap psu.

maybe my post could be added to the op somewhere because people keep asking the same questions and recommending overkill psu power.

See my post here with the math to back it up. http://www.overclock.net/t/1436497/official-amd-r9-290x-290-owners-club/11550#post_21421778

I want to add that getting a bigger psu can still make sense like you said in case newer cards use more power, however to the other guy i'm not even hitting 500W usage on a 650W psu so that isn't going to effect the life span on the unit at all. Remember too these are designed to handle up to their max output 24//7 and it's something of a myth in my opinion that running a psu at max capacity lowers it's life span.

Or they can just add the newegg video to the OP that showed 1,2,3,and 4 card configurations and the power they drew as he ran them through benches...No offense, but people are more inclined to believe, a outlet (news/retail) over some guy on a forum. Please don't take offense, because I appreciate your posts on the matter. Just saying you know how people are, and that video by newegg was pretty thorough.
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lol you guys. I posted a detailed explanation awhile back on why for a single 290 you don't need more then a 650w psu . as long as it isn't a crap psu.

maybe my post could be added to the op somewhere because people keep asking the same questions and recommending overkill psu power.

See my post here with the math to back it up. http://www.overclock.net/t/1436497/official-amd-r9-290x-290-owners-club/11550#post_21421778

I want to add that getting a bigger psu can still make sense like you said in case newer cards use more power or you want to add a second card later. However to the other guy i'm not even hitting 475W usage on a 650W psu (with my heavily oc'ed cpu at 100% and oc'ed gpu at 100% and a water cooling loop)

so that isn't going to effect the life span on the unit at all. Remember too these are designed to handle up to their max output 24//7 and it's something of a myth in my opinion that running a (quality) psu at max capacity lowers it's life span.
so i cant run a r9 290x with my 550w psu D:
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Or they can just add the newegg video to the OP that showed 1,2,3,and 4 card configurations and the power they drew as he ran them through benches...No offense, but people are more inclined to believe, a outlet (news/retail) over some guy on a forum. Please don't take offense, because I appreciate your posts on the matter. Just saying you know how people are, and that video by newegg was pretty thorough.

0 offense taken and I know what you mean. I personally have never seen that video and like do figure out things my self if possible. That's why I bought the watt meter in the first place.

Can you link to the video? I've never seen it.
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so i cant run a r9 290x with my 550w psu D:

I'm sure you could run my same setup on a 550W psu but it would be cutting it a little closer than i'd like. You see I said it drew 475W @ full load on everything with a heavily oc'ed cpu and +100mV on the gpu + a water cooling loop.
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here is said video, approximately 8 minute mark gives wattage for a typical system as he runs through benches. Gives draw for 1,2,3,and 4 cards.
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How well do you guys reckon dual 290s under water would handle triple 1440s?
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