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Thinking I might get 2 of these


http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8749#disqus_thread


Pretty awesome performance for the money right there!
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post #2 of 14
$550 for an R9 290 with pre-installed waterblocks? Cool - hopefully theyll be close to that price at retail.
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$550 for an R9 290 with pre-installed waterblocks? Cool - hopefully theyll be close to that price at retail.


not to mention a pretty awesome factory overclock, I know you can overclock yourself but this is pretty substantial and you get a warranty as well
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post #4 of 14
Yea i guess thats nice, but i doubt theyre specially binned in anyway (like HoF 780s apparently are) - most if not all 290s can hit 1100mhz near stock voltages w/ stock cooling. But pre-installed just saves you a good hour (or 3) installing the block.

" It also comes with a 24 percent overclock, pushing the GPU to 1.1GHz." wait...stock is 1000mhz, 24% more than that is 1100mhz?
post #5 of 14
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Yea i guess thats nice, but i doubt theyre specially binned in anyway (like HoF 780s apparently are) - most if not all 290s can hit 1100mhz near stock voltages w/ stock cooling. But pre-installed just saves you a good hour (or 3) installing the block.

" It also comes with a 24 percent overclock, pushing the GPU to 1.1GHz." wait...stock is 1000mhz, 24% more than that is 1100mhz?


stock on the 290 is 947


http://www.anandtech.com/show/7481/the-amd-radeon-r9-290-review
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post #6 of 14
One year warranty? Lolwut. No thanks.
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One year warranty? Lolwut. No thanks.


so? 1 year warranty is very common on electronics in general, 2nd, its a watercooled product what do you expect, a lot of the times you end up with no warranty
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post #8 of 14
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so? 1 year warranty is very common on electronics in general, 2nd, its a watercooled product what do you expect, a lot of the times you end up with no warranty

As far as I'm concerned, my watercooled 290 has the full warranty I bought it with, unless I physically damage it.

The fact the cooler is pre-installed pretty much makes the awful warranty inexcusable.
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As far as I'm concerned, my watercooled 290 has the full warranty I bought it with, unless I physically damage it.

The fact the cooler is pre-installed pretty much makes the awful warranty inexcusable.

Well the warranty company wont care about "as far as you are concerned"
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post #10 of 14
Sure they do. I just peeled the warranty void stickers off with a razor, no damage. Can place them back on if anything ever goes wrong.

And the Sapphire I had had no stickers at all.

And most of the vendors dont give a crap about replacing the heatsink as long as you dont blatantly damage anything. Probably because its not worth the hassle of proving.

I'd much rather have a 3 year "99%" warranty than some crappy 1 year one.
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