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Anyone here own one of these?

I just picked one up for $299 (CDN) instead of spending $380+ on a GTX 970. As far as I could tell from the very few reviews and customer comments, this is one of the quietest and coolest running 290's you can get - next to the Sapphire tri-X and Vapor-X, but very close to them.

NCIX has the Windforce 290 at $299, but there are A LOT of bad reviews about it running hot and having other problems. All other 290's in Canada are still at about $400+, so I figured this was a pretty good deal. Normally I do as much research as possible, but there just isn't much info out there on this one, so had to decide on limited sources.

HIS isn't very well known (at least not here in Canada), but they've been around a long time making ATi GPUs, so I figured why not. From looking at some very detailed pictures, it looks like a very well made card and very robust cooler. Not crazy about the gold, but hey, if it performs then who cares. wink.gif

Anyways, just wondering if anyone else has any other info to share about this card.

Thanks. smile.gif
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