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is there a brand you guys would go with? i was looking at the asus and msi just because i have their components and they are great

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Kraken G10 Zalman LQ320 (GPU) Windows 7 Pro Asus PB278Q 
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post #12 of 16
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is there a brand you guys would go with? i was looking at the asus and msi just because i have their components and they are great

mis or asus is what is like
post #13 of 16
It's really up to you.
I've heard that ASUS customer support (in the US at least) is snowballing downhill. However it might not be the case for you.
So far I've had no problems with Gigabyte, personally.

Powercolor and Sapphire get a lot of praise from users. EVGA doesn't work with AMD, sadly.
MSI - yeah, why not.
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post #14 of 16
Don't go with ASUS, they have a terrible reputation for their customer service should you ever need to RMA to them. They make good products but if warranty is important to you then don't go with them.

MSI are meant to be good, Gigabyte in the UK are probably the best but I see you're in the US so that's not much use to you. Sapphire might be alright for warranty but for actual quality they are not up there with MSI and ASUS, although if you're buying a 290 they will be the same as all the others in that regard as they don't have their own cooler/pcb on it.
Edited by smaudioz - 11/26/13 at 3:00am
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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Radmanhs View Post

is there a brand you guys would go with? i was looking at the asus and msi just because i have their components and they are great

XFX or PowerColor they unlock( at least stock cooled cards) to R9 290X
  
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post #16 of 16
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hmmm... i looked at the xfx one and it looks like it may be the one i go for because of 2 things

 

1) comes with BF 4

 

2) the warranty allows for the void sticker to be damaged for third party coolers

 

the one problem it has is that the warranty is for 2 years, not 3 like msi, but then again if there are any problems they would occur sooner than later until you get to 'age related issues' and those happen at least for me after like 4+ years

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Samsung 830 128gb Seagate 2TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Swiftech H220-x 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Kraken G10 Zalman LQ320 (GPU) Windows 7 Pro Asus PB278Q 
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Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
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Intel i7 3770k - 4ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LE Plus Reference XFX R9 290 2x8gb Corsair XMS3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128gb Seagate 2TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Swiftech H220-x 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Kraken G10 Zalman LQ320 (GPU) Windows 7 Pro Asus PB278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2, Blue Switches Corsair AX850 Phantom 410 (Black) Razer Naga 2014 Left-Handed Edition 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Roccat Taito HeadRoom Maxxed Out Home Headphone Amplifier Schiit Modi 2.0 Uber Sennheiser HD650 
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Rode NTA-1 Mic Vanatoo Transparent One Speakers 
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