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We recently updated on the non-reference and custom Radeon R9 290 series scene that the Radeon R9 290 will arrive first in custom flavors followed by Radeon R9 290X around CES 2014. It looks like while manufacturers are adding more power and factory overclocks to these boards, they are still having a hard time managing heat as ASUS’s Facebook page has mentioned when asked about a Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II version:







also various sources claim that the non-reference R9 290 cards will hit the market ahead of custom R9 290X products
Edited by DizzlePro - 12/5/13 at 3:09am
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I never saw anything on facebook stating that they are facing issues with heat. Anyway, what do you guys recommend:

A) Custom 290 such as the above or
B) Buy the 290 now and install the NZXT G10 with a single AIO cooler ?
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I never saw anything on facebook stating that they are facing issues with heat. Anyway, what do you guys recommend:

A) Custom 290 such as the above or
B) Buy the 290 now and install the NZXT G10 with a single AIO cooler ?

a standard 290 with a AIO cooler on it would probably be better for the core cooling, but other components such as vram and vrms might suffer a bit compared to a fully custom cooler.
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a standard 290 with a AIO cooler on it would probably be better for the core cooling, but other components such as vram and vrms might suffer a bit compared to a fully custom cooler.

Yeah I think so. That's why I am eagerly waiting for G10 reviews on a 290/X. AIO+Bracket+GPU= 60+30+400= $490. Costume 290 will be between $430-500 me thinks. So not much in price.
But then again power delivery and components are usually better on customs GPUs (Lightning, DCU2...) than the reference design....my head hurts.Thoughts?
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VERY nice looking. Can't wait to see how it performs. Should be good given the previous versions from Asus.
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