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Still running the i2500k but got a Power-color PCS+ R9 290 Stock cooling

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I see you are ordering from PCCG, well then, lets go through the list.

The XFX DD cards are great looking and they cool the core well but vrm cooling leaves alot to be desired. also, stickers on the screws means taking the cooler to put it under water is a PITA.

The Tri-X cards are very good, better than most for core and vrm cooling, colour scheme may throw you off though.

The MSI gaming cards have had mixed results, some have had a very good experience with the cooler, others not so much.

I didn't see you list the Powercolor PCS+? it's also a very good card, equal to the Tri-X in cooling the only downside from what i see is it's a 2.5 slot card opposed to the rest that are 2 slot.

i can speak from experience with the XFX cards as well, even if you don't plan on overclocking them i've seen them hit 100c on the vrm's at stock with some high ambient temps.

Yeah PCCG are really the only shop I buy from anymore

Well thats crap about XFX card and vrm cooling adn 100c is a little to hot for me eek.gif

Tri-X the colour scheme does throw me off a little but if they perform well I can always cover most of the yellow with carbon fiber vinyl biggrin.gif

I heard MSI cards can overclock well but others cant... they look like really nice coolers tho and MSI seem to have stepped up there game

As for Powercolor, PCCG dont have it listed under the 290, the only powercolor is the 290x which I wont buy, to expensive
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I can speak about the MSI R290X 4GB gaming.
I own 4 of them and they all have been great OC'ers , and run in the low 70's while gaming and VRM temps have been great.
They are going under water, but I have had a great experience with them so far with the stock coolers.
That's my 2 cents smile.gif good luck.
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Ah cool biggrin.gif

How high have you been able to clock them on the stock coolers?

There is also the Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 OC 4GB BF4 Bundle but its the BF4 bundle rolleyes.gif and from my experience Gigabyte cards dont seem to OC well
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I have gotten them to 1190-1210 so far, going to get them under water this weekend and push more. The dual 10cm fans are quiet as well. Like you, I have not had much luck with Gigabyte cards.

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Yeah PCCG are really the only shop I buy from anymore

Well thats crap about XFX card and vrm cooling adn 100c is a little to hot for me eek.gif

Tri-X the colour scheme does throw me off a little but if they perform well I can always cover most of the yellow with carbon fiber vinyl biggrin.gif

I heard MSI cards can overclock well but others cant... they look like really nice coolers tho and MSI seem to have stepped up there game

As for Powercolor, PCCG dont have it listed under the 290, the only powercolor is the 290x which I wont buy, to expensive
Ah cool biggrin.gif

How high have you been able to clock them on the stock coolers?

There is also the Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 OC 4GB BF4 Bundle but its the BF4 bundle rolleyes.gif and from my experience Gigabyte cards dont seem to OC well

Strange, the Powercolor cards were in stock a couple of days ago.

Not sure about the Giga cards, hopefully someone that has one might chime in.
 
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I have gotten them to 1190-1210 so far, going to get them under water this weekend and push more. The dual 10cm fans are quiet as well. Like you, I have not had much luck with Gigabyte cards.

Thats pretty good on a stock cooler thumb.gif and people say AMD cant overclock well tongue.gif

Yeah Gigabyte cards are kinda crappy compared to other companys mad.gif
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Strange, the Powercolor cards were in stock a couple of days ago.

Not sure about the Giga cards, hopefully someone that has one might chime in.

Yeah... bit weird, but PCCG had MIS Lightning 290xs in stock for a day now there not even on the website headscratch.gif
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I see you are ordering from PCCG, well then, lets go through the list.

The XFX DD cards are great looking and they cool the core well but vrm cooling leaves alot to be desired. also, stickers on the screws means taking the cooler to put it under water is a PITA.

The Tri-X cards are very good, better than most for core and vrm cooling, colour scheme may throw you off though.

The MSI gaming cards have had mixed results, some have had a very good experience with the cooler, others not so much.

I didn't see you list the Powercolor PCS+? it's also a very good card, equal to the Tri-X in cooling the only downside from what i see is it's a 2.5 slot card opposed to the rest that are 2 slot.

i can speak from experience with the XFX cards as well, even if you don't plan on overclocking them i've seen them hit 100c on the vrm's at stock with some high ambient temps.

Yeah PCCG are really the only shop I buy from anymore

Well thats crap about XFX card and vrm cooling adn 100c is a little to hot for me eek.gif

Tri-X the colour scheme does throw me off a little but if they perform well I can always cover most of the yellow with carbon fiber vinyl biggrin.gif

I heard MSI cards can overclock well but others cant... they look like really nice coolers tho and MSI seem to have stepped up there game

As for Powercolor, PCCG dont have it listed under the 290, the only powercolor is the 290x which I wont buy, to expensive
If I were you, it will be between Tri-X or PowerColor PCS+. If I'm not mistaken Tri-X cards come with Hynix memory. Not that Elpida memory is weak because one of my card have Elpida memory & I can overclocked up to 1600MHz at least.
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Thats pretty good on a stock cooler thumb.gif and people say AMD cant overclock well tongue.gif

Yeah Gigabyte cards are kinda crappy compared to other companys mad.gif
Yeah... bit weird, but PCCG had MIS Lightning 290xs in stock for a day now there not even on the website headscratch.gif

I won't be getting another Giga card i know that much.

The Lightning sold out in one day and they probably won't be getting any new stock in soon so easier to remove it from the site, same thing happened with the Tri-X Cards as well.

Guessing thats what's happened with the PCS+ cards as well.

As for AMD cards not overclocking well, I've hit 1250/1550 on my cards, waiting till i get them under water to push for 1300 smile.gif
 
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If I were you, it will be between Tri-X or PowerColor PCS+. If I'm not mistaken Tri-X cards come with Hynix memory. Not that Elpida memory is weak because one of my card have Elpida memory & I can overclocked up to 1600MHz at least.

So if I got a Tri-X should I get the stock version or the already OC one
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I won't be getting another Giga card i know that much.

The Lightning sold out in one day and they probably won't be getting any new stock in soon so easier to remove it from the site, same thing happened with the Tri-X Cards as well.

Guessing thats what's happened with the PCS+ cards as well.

As for AMD cards not overclocking well, I've hit 1250/1550 on my cards, waiting till i get them under water to push for 1300 smile.gif

Yeah Giga cards are ok at stock but... meh lol

Ah that explains it lol

Thats a nice clock over stock, I remember OC3D did a review of the 290x lightning and he got 1600 or something out of it eek.gif
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So if I got a Tri-X should I get the stock version or the already OC one

Shouldn't really matter but i'd go for the OC version just to have a higher stock clock if anything.
 
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Shouldn't really matter but i'd go for the OC version just to have a higher stock clock if anything.

Ah cool, OC version it is then biggrin.gif

Just looked a few reviews of the OC one... once they overclocked it more it beat out a 780Ti eek.gif
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