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I'm going to buy a R9 390 (non-X). ASUS is cheaper in my country. Should I go for STRIX or Direct CU II?

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I think this doesn't qualify as tech-support question. I'm not going for a RX480 because of all the fuzz the "It draws 80W from your PCIE Slot" thingy.

I currently own a R9 280X Direct CU II, so far so good, the fans are loud at 50% but I really don't care. Both, CU II and STRIX are practically at the same price here, I don't know which one is better cooler. And I need help deciding which one to pick between these two models.
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Looking at the specs for both, the STRIX seems to have a slightly higher core clock. The STRIX can be set at 1050 MHz in Gaming Mode or 1070 MHz in OC mode, whereas the Direct CU II's core clock is at 1000 MHz. It probably isn't noticeable though. Also, the STRIX is using ASUS's new cooler design where as the Direct CU II's cooler has been around for a couple of generations on AMD's cards. If it where my decision I would go for the STRIX.
 
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 MSI R9 390 8GB GDDR5 G. Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[OS] Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD [Programs] Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD [Media] Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB HDD Pioneer Blu-Ray DVD-Burner  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
AMD Wraith Spire  120MM Enermax T.B. Silence Red LED Fan 120MM Enermax T.B. Silence Red LED Fan 120MM Enermax T.B. Silence Red LED Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
120MM Enermax T.B. Silence Red LED Fan 200MM Thermaltake Color Changing LED Fan 200MM Thermaltake Color Changing LED Fan Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Vizio 43in M43-C1 4K UHD LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe With Cherry MX Red Switches  Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Modular  Thermaltake Level 10 GT 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Tt eSports Dasher Yamaha RX-V1065 Receiver Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II Speakers 
AudioOtherOther
Polk Audio PSW505 12 Inch Subwoofer NZXT 8-Pin EPS Sleeved Extension  Logitech K400 Plus  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 9800P Bristol Ridge  HP 81AA AMD Radeon R7 512MB DDR3 Samsung 8GB DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[OS] Intel 530 Series 240GB SSD HP OEM Fan With CPU Heatsink Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 15.6 IPS WLED Touch Screen With AMD Freesync Te... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP OEM Backlit Keyboard 4 Cell Battery HP Envy x360 In Charcoal Grey Logitech G100 
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I have pcs+ 390 and i tested it on 1010 to 1100 core clock and i saw only 1-2 fps difference that is sometimes negtive in attila total war. In my opinion get the cheaper one's as 390s have a very small headroom for overclocking. Also you can wait for the new gpus to come out.
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Yeah, I just decided to wait for a RX480/
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The GTX 1060 is a good performer of you have enough budget for it.
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