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Best R9 290?

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As the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my GPU to an R9 290 but my only concern is the sound. I'd like to avoid water cooling if possible and so I'm just wondering which version is the best for sound/performance?

Thanks in advance for any replies and help smile.gif
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Originally Posted by GeoWillWalls View Post

As the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my GPU to an R9 290 but my only concern is the sound. I'd like to avoid water cooling if possible and so I'm just wondering which version is the best for sound/performance?

Thanks in advance for any replies and help smile.gif
Short answer, they're all pretty loud, but the quietest is either from Asus or Sapphire.
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Dont forget MSI gaming, their coolers are pretty quiet as well. thumb.gif
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Short answer, they're all pretty loud, but the quietest is either from Asus or Sapphire.

Where did you get that from?
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post #5 of 9
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 is great.

You can find bunch of tests here --> http://www.overclock.net/t/1462592/powercolor-pcs-r9-290
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MSI r9 290x Lightning = P
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The quiestest r9 290 is xfx
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PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 is great.gDKQOr
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R9 + H80 = quiet thumb.gif
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