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If you're gonna drop ~$1500 on a new card, you can surely afford a $150 fullcover waterblock biggrin.gif

Exactly!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gifthumb.giftongue.gif
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post #272 of 286
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moral of the story

reference amd coolers are disasterpieces, good thing we cleared that up a longggggggggggggggggggggggg time ago. Im guessing the 120mm rad will either A. be insanely loud or B. barely keep the cores from throttling with a slight overclock or C. surprise me and actually perform really well because maybe...just maybe....amd finally put some R&D money into cooler design for once.

thankfully they just stole the entire cooler design from the Ares 2, it's not even their idea.
post #273 of 286
When people think AMD are saint and NVIDIA animals or the reverse it's so /facepalm.

Both have brilliant scientists and both are ruined by their marketing divisions.

..and the fools that buy "OMG I need the best no matter what".
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post #274 of 286
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I wonder if it will beat a GTX 295 in SLI. 
Considering it scales like junk beyond 2 cards and how good the hawaii lineul scales and how this is so many generations ahead already touching dual 580 with a single chip.
This card will probably be over 2x as fast as sli 295 (or just 295 since there are very little gains beyond 2 cards)
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What are you going to sit there dressing it up and taking it to tea parties? "Awww look at that guy/girls partner whats her/his name? Oh its R9 295X2 and it's dress is simply AMAZING" yeah no.
^This. First tea party already scheduled.
very rare to see a person who does not care at all about the looks...
Its 1.5K$ - I would expect that it looks nice too.
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Bet you the GTX 295 in SLI would look much better.


I always thought they looked like VHS tapes.



As a rule of thumb, I find newer shroud designs better looking, older cards looked like toys. I also think 780Ti kingpin looks horrific with that semitransparent plastic.
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As a rule of thumb, I find newer shroud designs better looking, older cards looked like toys. I also think 780Ti kingpin looks horrific with that semitransparent plastic.

Well that's just the matter of personal preference.

I'd rather have the GTX 295 or even the GTX 280 or HD 6970 reference cooler over the R9 295X2 one.

It may overheat and become loud as hell, but at least it will look better to me.
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It may overheat and become loud as hell, but at least it will look better to me.

 

I can't see the logic to this from any standpoint.

   
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I can't see the logic to this from any standpoint.

The overheat part or look better part?

I actually like most reference coolers. My reference Zotac GTX 280 looks pretty good on my X58 SLI.
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People with windowed cases care, I'm sure.

I think you got your analogy a bit mixed up. The engine in this case would be the GPU, and you're right in saying that no one would care about what it looks like. but I doubt anyone would buy a car if it had a great engine, but the shell was an ugly pile of dog poop.

Skimping on design just because performance is good is a bit of a crappy thing to do.

I think it looks horrible... That probably wouldn't stop me buying one (if I had the money...), though!
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