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Thanks to everyone who helped me out - I sold both my R9 290's for a 7 dollar profit :#

Now I'm hoping for the R9 300's to be stellar!
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I got a water block coming as I cannot stand the noise from dual reference 290s any longer. The primary card fan speed ramp up to 75% and secondary card stays around 60% with temp at 80. 60% fan speed is bearable, 75% is utterly obnoxious...hence 1 waterblock to tame the primary card while I wait for the release of the new GPU.

yeah haha when i play crysis 3 it sounds like I have 2 hairdryers runnning =p

tell me how your setup goes!
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$7?!
 
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Why has nobody brought up the fact that overclocking dual high end cards is pretty much pointless?
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cause free added performance is free.
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cause free added performance is free.

Not really free. For the amount of work you put in and the low return you get on increased performance, mixed with the new slight instability you introduced. It's anything but free.
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So this is stock.net. News to me.
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So this is stock.net. News to me.

So your goal is to overclock just for the sake of overclocking? You just sold 2 cards based on that logic. I'm giving you good advice. For the effort you put into overclocking a dual setup and the low low performance gains you get, you're wasting your time.

Edit: I thought you were the same guy. My point still stands.
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post #28 of 40
Any raise in minimum FPS is a increase in gaming quality of life. if its stable and gains fps/smoothness then it is totally worth it.
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Any raise in minimum FPS is a increase in gaming quality of life. if its stable and gains fps/smoothness then it is totally worth it.

Ok well do whatever you want but nobody notices a gain from 110 fps to 120 fps and don't say you do because you don't. If you think it's good then go ahead and do it, but don't let somebody else on here think that they shouldn't stick with a card setup simply because they can't get nice overclocks on it when those overclocks won't make any bit of difference in real world performance. This guy just sold 2 cards that he could have watercooled simply because he couldn't overclock them. I'm not going to sit here and argue the finer points of overclocking philosophy.
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post #30 of 40
Well good luck with that. Stock it up. If I can get 1% better performance for free I will get it. Guess to many years of overclocking has ruined me.
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