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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

yeah lol

i do like the look of the asus coolers though lol.

the design is alwaysw nice with asus, the size of the cooler however is doh.gif
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post #32 of 44
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I know that this is not the subject of the thread but this must be one of the oldest mobos on earth, that NB heatsink o_O
And I dont want to player hate but the card looks a bit strange. The color is ok but the design around the fans?!?
That would be a southbridge heatsink....
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post #33 of 44
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That would be a southbridge heatsink....
Exactly, thank you for correcting that. But it is still ancient. I have a similar thing as decoration on my wall biggrin.gif
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post #34 of 44
That is one shmexy lookin' 290X!

Now if they made that cooler for the 290...
   
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post #35 of 44
Looks good. Hopefully they start using more triple fan designs. I'm one of few people who actually like Powercolor cards. I've always found their coolers to perform among the best, but the real treat is the expensive VRM's and memory they give you for about the same price a reference cards from other brands.

Unfortunately, it seems that Sapphire gets the best binned chips. I suspect something's going on there, since they have Firepro exclusively. It's possible that chips meeting Firepro standards may end up in consumer Sapphire cards when demand is met for Firepro.
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post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post

the design is alwaysw nice with asus, the size of the cooler however is doh.gif

i always wanted an asus card, but i cant stand air cooling so i would only get to look at the sexy cooler if i mounted it on my wall tongue.gif
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She's quite a beast. And yes, it will be black - Not some shade of olive.
    
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post #39 of 44
Well, it's final guys, this has to be one of the best coolers available for Hawaii so far. The last pic AlphaC posted says it all. My first gripe with this card was going to be sub-par VRM cooling like all of the non-reference Hawaii cards had, but this one takes the cake, and may pretty close to the definite low temps that you'll get with the Lightning's thick VRM/VRAM heatsink.




Now, if the the 290 PCS+ hits the $450 price range any time in the future, then I'm picking up two. Sadly, that's probably never going to happen, and if it does, Maxwell will be right around the corner. I wouldn't doubt that GM104 Maxwell will have performance similar of this gen's high end, especially if WCCF's specs are true.
post #40 of 44
Gotta decide between this and the Tri-X...depends on which one will fit in an SG-08..the thinner card will win.
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