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Grennan

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Yeah the 290X is a massive let down IMO, might shine under water but they should have done better with the stock cooler. Loud or hot. Pick one, max! Not both :(

If the green logo bugs you I did a write up on changing it over on oc.n a while ago :) it's quite straightforward to change it to white at least.
Yeah I just couldnt wait for a card anymore. Games were coming out, times a wasting.

I cannot believe AMD have waiting so long to allow people to release aftermarket coolers.

I shouldve waited 2 weeks for 780Ti aftermarkets. But for a reference card, this is fantastic. Runs at about 70 degrees with max graphics on Assassins Creed (thats with 40% silent fan speed).
 

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How's Win8 treating you Grennan?
IMO very handy for searching and shortcuts once you know what you're doing. Just needs a bit more customisation
 

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Just got mine on Monday. Was surprised how big the case was.


MSI Z87 GD65
Intel i5 4670k
XFX Radeon R9 290
16GB G.Skill Trident Ram
Silverstone Strider 750w
Windows 7 Ultimate
250GB Samsung Evo SSD
4TB WD Green
NZXT Phantom 630



ASUS MX299
Razer Blackwidow
Razer Taipan

Will be repracing the R9 290 with an aftermarket GTX780 TI early next year. I can stand the 290's fan noise but it gets way too hot. Will also be getting an ASUS Xonar Essence STX, I thought the Audio Boost on the MSI motherboard was going to be good but what a let down.
 

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How's Win8 treating you Grennan?
IMO very handy for searching and shortcuts once you know what you're doing. Just needs a bit more customisation
Im using Classic Shell. It pretty much turns the desktop back to normal. Then you can go back to using the app page through the start page.

I quite like it that way. I couldnt use 8 or 8.1 without it. ####ing randomly in the middle of games the app page would come up. Dunno how I did it.
 

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Pic with 1 of the 290x & EK blocks, Pickup second 290x for this rig tomorrow already have another block.

 

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Nice setup you have there HoZy.
Just bought and installed my Gigabyte GTX 770 OC 4GB today. First time installing a GPU and it turned out well.
 

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I like the black and red sleeved GPU power cabling twisted around each other. I might use that one day :) I've twisted them before to keep them neat, but always done both the same colour.
 

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BenQ XL2411T monitor, Krix Equinox speakers (powered by that tiny but surprisingly beefy t-amp)


Corsair 500R, i7 2600k @ 4ghz, Z68X motherboard, 8gb of HyperX, 2 x EVGA GTX 680, Asus Xonar DX, Silverstone "Strider Plus" 1000w PSU, a SSD (for caching) and some HDDs, the usual stuff. :p
 

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Second 290x is in & plumbed up.

 
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