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the msi gaming cards are some of the best you can get, msi really do have the best air coolers imo.
Seconded. My Ti Gaming is the quietest card I've ever owned.
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My R9 290 DirectCU II has shipped and I'll be getting it either this Friday or this Saturday. I will post a mini-review after I've played with it for a while.

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Looking forward to the results thumb.gif
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Me too!! I'm so pumped that I can't stand it. lol

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I've owned both, but enjoyed my 290 a bit more because it was more fun to OC and was a tad bit faster, although not really noticeable. Just go for whatever you think looks best as you probably won't notice a difference between either card.
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Having first-hand experience with Hawaii now I will doubly stress on the sentiment that it is extremely hot.

My reference GTX 780 Ti tipped the thermometer at 82-84'C full load.. with an overclock to ~1250MHz.

My R9 290X is hitting 88'C.. at a stock-ish 1030MHz with an aftermarket cooler with the fan near full blast!eek.gif

Make sure your case is well-ventilated...
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Having first-hand experience with Hawaii now I will doubly stress on the sentiment that it is extremely hot.

My reference GTX 780 Ti tipped the thermometer at 82-84'C full load.. with an overclock to ~1250MHz.

My R9 290X is hitting 88'C.. at a stock-ish 1030MHz with an aftermarket cooler with the fan near full blast!eek.gif

Make sure your case is well-ventilated...

What cooler?

My Lightning at 1200 never broke 70...
 
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Having first-hand experience with Hawaii now I will doubly stress on the sentiment that it is extremely hot.

My reference GTX 780 Ti tipped the thermometer at 82-84'C full load.. with an overclock to ~1250MHz.

My R9 290X is hitting 88'C.. at a stock-ish 1030MHz with an aftermarket cooler with the fan near full blast!eek.gif

Make sure your case is well-ventilated...

Don't say that on here man! 20 people are going to quote some review showing aftermarket cards running in the 70s (at full fan speed) and claim you don't actually own a 290!
 
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What cooler?

My Lightning at 1200 never broke 70...

TF4 (Gaming).

It's probably something with the TIM application since it idles at 51'C. I'd crack it open and re-TIM it but I'm not sure how MSI is with that.

It could also be my case since the only outlet for all the hot air from the card + H80i is through the area ahead of the card (where the cables are tied):
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TF4 (Gaming).

It's probably something with the TIM application since it idles at 51'C. I'd crack it open and re-TIM it but I'm not sure how MSI is with that.

It could also be my case since the only outlet for all the hot air from the card + H80i is through the area ahead of the card (where the cables are tied):

 

Yep, if it's idling at 51, then it's either your case or there's something wrong with the card itself (and/or the cooler). It should be idling at roughly 30.

 

I'm leaning towards the case being the culprit.

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