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All it takes is a single Cap to be in the way or something like that.
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So what happens if a water cooler like me needs a replacement reference card in the future via RMA? (Think water blocks here).

Companies always keep aside a good number for warranty and RMA, but if they run out (highly unlikely), you get an equivalent or better product instead. This doesn't mean water block compatibility will be there- remember that most AMD vendors don't have warranty for water cooling as it is.
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Companies always keep aside a good number for warranty and RMA, but if they run out (highly unlikely), you get an equivalent or better product instead. This doesn't mean water block compatibility will be there- remember that most AMD vendors don't have warranty for water cooling as it is.

Also people will be getting refurbs under warranty mad.gif
    
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this is getting worst by the moment 579 for a 290 on newegg i was planning getting two more but by the looks of it i wont be... im highly irritated madsmiley.png, i hope this mining crap goes to hell gunner.gif
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Sapphire Tri-X, XFX DD, MSI Gaming etc, all Ref iirc

looks like they are all using reference pcb layout but with different components.


As long as it fits the block all is good.
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^ Yup, the smaller board partners also sell pre-fitted water cooled cards (Powercolor, Visiontek) so I don't think anyone needs to press the alarm button anytime soon. EK will also be making blocks for the Asus DCU2 and MSI 290x Lightning as the very least as well.
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All it takes is a single Cap to be in the way or something like that.

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Wow, they better not discontinue reference yet, I need another for matching CF.

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So what happens if a water cooler like me needs a replacement reference card in the future via RMA? (Think water blocks here).

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/waterblock/3831109868539

This should clear up a few things.
 
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All it takes is a single Cap to be in the way or something like that.

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Wow, they better not discontinue reference yet, I need another for matching CF.

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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

So what happens if a water cooler like me needs a replacement reference card in the future via RMA? (Think water blocks here).

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/waterblock/3831109868539

This should clear up a few things.

That just tells me "we don't know for sure but it LOOKS like it could fit".

I'm sorry, I'm just frustrated because I know it'll be many months before I could consider getting another one and by that time, all the companies will do what they had done in the past, change the way they had things and so everything we know now is outdated. Buy a card and a block won't fit because so-so changed where a cap or something was. I just wish they would consider keeping watercoolers in mind when they do make changes like that.

Or is that WHY? Maybe too many RMA's and they suspect the card went faulty because of a watercooler goofed and so they decide to change something to make it not able to take a block anymore?
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So I should wait before buying a 290 now then? Either pick up one of the new releases, or grab a Tri-X if it is the last bit of stock at a new lower price?
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That just tells me "we don't know for sure but it LOOKS like it could fit".

I'm sorry, I'm just frustrated because I know it'll be many months before I could consider getting another one and by that time, all the companies will do what they had done in the past, change the way they had things and so everything we know now is outdated. Buy a card and a block won't fit because so-so changed where a cap or something was. I just wish they would consider keeping watercoolers in mind when they do make changes like that.

Or is that WHY? Maybe too many RMA's and they suspect the card went faulty because of a watercooler goofed and so they decide to change something to make it not able to take a block anymore?


This is how it's always been done dude. The roll out of reference cards are subsidized by AMD in a way and its done to ensure that you receive consistency. It also allows time for AIB partners to gear up their production of their own designs. There is not as much profit for AIBs to sell reference cards. The profit is in producing the whole card.

On the flip side there were so many posts complaining that there were no custom cards, and now that the ref card has reached EOL, ppl are disappointed that there will only be customs.

Make up your minds hehe.

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So I should wait before buying a 290 now then? Either pick up one of the new releases, or grab a Tri-X if it is the last bit of stock at a new lower price?


When ref cards go, they are gone. If you want a "new" reference, it's best to get it while they are available. That said the Tri X isn't going anywhere unless Sapphire do a revision on it and re-produce it on that crap blue pcbs... I'm just remembering the 7970 days lol.
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