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I am currently building my PC and wondering which graphics card is better :

XFX Radeon R9 280 (229.99 CAN):
http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-radeon-r9-280-933mhz-cd-95214-1229.htm

ASUS R9 290 (399.99 CAN) :
http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-radeon-r9-290-directcu-71-93995-1229.htm

I've heard great things about ASUS but their products more on the expensive side; however, even with the XFX life time warranty, I've heard their RMA's are terrible.
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ASUS, you get what you pay for. XFX isn't always a true lifetime warranty. even if it is when it fails they won't have that same GPU in stock and aren't bound to get you something better you may get a slightly weaker or faster GPU if such GPU isn't in stock. They doesn't always re reinforce the design/power/cooling with stuff like VRMs and or better heatsinks etc etc. Yeah sometimes asus over charges.
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I am currently building my PC and wondering which graphics card is better :

XFX Radeon R9 280 (229.99 CAN):
http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-radeon-r9-280-933mhz-cd-95214-1229.htm

ASUS R9 290 (399.99 CAN) :
http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-radeon-r9-290-directcu-71-93995-1229.htm

I've heard great things about ASUS but their products more on the expensive side; however, even with the XFX life time warranty, I've heard their RMA's are terrible.

These are two different cards, 99% of people here on OCN will tell you to go with the 290, because it's more powerful.
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Quote:
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how about the

XFX Radeon r9 290 (329.99 CAN)
http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-radeon-r9-290-double-99-93750-1229.htm


ASUS R9 290 (399.99 CAN) :
http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-radeon-r9-290-directcu-71-93995-1229.htm

both of the coolers are somewhat not the best for Hawaii

how much is the Tri-X in canada?

Edit:

330 after rebate

http://www.ncix.com/detail/sapphire-r9-290-edition-1000mhz-ac-94897-1509.htm

my vote is for this
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how about the

XFX Radeon r9 290 (329.99 CAN)
http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-radeon-r9-290-double-99-93750-1229.htm


ASUS R9 290 (399.99 CAN) :
http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-radeon-r9-290-directcu-71-93995-1229.htm

The same as what the other guy said, Asus is generally better build quality, better components, and usually better Insurance/RMA. It comes down to whether you really need to save the money or not. If the money isn't an objection, go for the Asus smile.gif
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The same as what the other guy said, Asus is generally better build quality, better components, and usually better Insurance/RMA. It comes down to whether you really need to save the money or not. If the money isn't an objection, go for the Asus smile.gif

asus went lazy with Hawaii

all they did was slap the same cooler from the GK110

and the card cant cool the hotter hawaii properly

so its mediocore at best
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asus went lazy with Hawaii

all they did was slap the same cooler from the GK110

and the card cant cool the hotter hawaii properly

so its mediocore at best

You do realise AIB partners take the same cooler and slap it on MOST gpu's?

Eg. Asus's DCII cooler has been used on several cards, EVGA uses their ACX 2.0 on lots of different cards, from my 750 Ti all the way to the 980. Gigabyte uses their Windforce cooler on lots of different gpu's, most companies do.

They have a select few "ranges" of cards, with the name of the "range" essentially tieing to a certain cooler or the fact that the PCB has been beefed up, this is normal. eg. EVGA's FTW cards are known for beefier VRMs and the ACX 2.0 cooler, where as the Superclocked series from EVGA is just the ACX2.0 cooler.
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Can you explain to me why the Tri-X is good? sorry first time PC builder, still trying to figure things out. and it has horrible reviews on NCIX.
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Can you explain to me why the Tri-X is good? sorry first time PC builder, still trying to figure things out. and it has horrible reviews on NCIX.

The TRI-X is a very capable cooler, the only complaints I've ever seen from it are about noise. And if you don't want noise, don't buy a gpu with 3 fans on it tongue.gif

It cools very well, has a nice dense heatsink, good quality fans and airflow.
Once again, the only thing I've seen that's bad about it is noise.

The only other thing I could think to complain about would be the 290x bringing it to it's knees. But the 290x will bring any cooler to it's knees, it can pull 300w.
Edited by Stacey2911 - 2/8/15 at 11:30pm
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