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Amd r9 290x opinions
Finland Hippopotamus 
So my friend is selling me 290x fairly cheap(100 euros). What do you guys think about it? Any experiences from it?? Ty.
2016-07-01 13:15
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which model? if it is the reference model, I think you should buy something else. It is extremely loud and it doesn't perform that well when gaming because it will downclock itself (running at lower speed so it won't overheat).
2016-07-01 13:19
it's like having a hairdryer on at all times, so loud you need to have headphones on and listen to music so you won't go crazy from all the noise :P
2016-07-01 13:23
My friend didnt actually remember which model it was. Anyway it has this water cooling thingy which i have to chance because i dont have watercooling on my computer. So i will buy new and silent cooler for it so it wont be that loud. Also this new cooler which i will buy should perform better so it should not overheat too much.
2016-07-01 14:06
if you think you can pull off changing cooler then go for it. Just remember, it is not as easy as it looks. I would just stick with the water cooler, will be quieter and a lot better than air cooling.
2016-07-01 14:15
I have air cooling in my computer and it will be too expensive to chance. Especially if u want good water cooling system it costs alot of money.
2016-07-01 15:09
oh so he has just a waterblock on the card? not a cooler with radiator and fan, tubes etc.? (AIO cooler)? then I understand. You should read up on how much time it takes to change the cooler and what the risks are. Would suck to use 100+ EUR on something that in the end doesn't work :P
2016-07-01 16:27
Yeah it has only waterblock. Chancing cooler is pretty hard as far as i know but i believe that i wont fuck it up :)
2016-07-01 20:01
Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme IV <--- this is the cooling system will probably buy
2016-07-01 20:14
yeah that's the one I thought you were going to buy. There is always a chance that the card will work fine, and it might work fine for some time, but after a while it could have problems (instability or something). You never know about gpu's, some of them can last for 10 years and some only a few years. But if you trust this guy and he tells you he has been treating it how he should there should be no problems. :)
2016-07-01 20:40
Finland gouca 
I don't understand why do you expect that card not to work fine. If it works, changing its owner doesn't magically cause its death.
2016-07-01 20:44
Yeah I trust this guy. I will install this cooler and hope it works as long as i use it. Thank you for advises I appreciate that people, even in all the rush, have time to help other people. Thanks man :)
2016-07-01 20:57
no problem dude, I like to help people if I can :)
2016-07-01 21:49
Finland gouca 
How have you helped him, exactly? You have said it's very likely the card will be broken soon, made an exaggerating comparison of reference cards and hair dryers and discouraged his intentions to change the cooler. That's not help, that's trolling and in any proper tech forums you had been banned.
2016-07-01 21:54
haha and you would've been banned for being a negative idiot. I told him my opinions and my experience with the 290/290x reference cooler. Stop being such a whining little bitch.
2016-07-02 07:21
Finland gouca 
Mad and going to personal insults, typical kiddo. :D
2016-07-02 11:17
hahaha please tell me how that was a personal attack? If I don't know you, I can't make it personal. Unless I was correct that you are a negative idiot and a little bitch, that is.
2016-07-02 14:06
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Ireland FooFoo 
i have the r9 290. id say get it and pair it with an i7/i5 and you'll have pretty good frames. If you have the money tho i'd go for a r9 480 or a newer card in general
2016-07-01 13:20
Ok ty for advice
2016-07-01 15:05
Finland gouca 
2016-07-01 20:42
Latvia tenke 
for 100 euros is good
2016-07-01 13:20
It consumes a shitload of power, being not that good performance-wise. And God knows how he used it all the time, I mean, he could overclock it like mad, and it may easily get fucked up soon after you buy it, and no, don't believe him, he may say whatever he wants just to sell it to some idiot.
2016-07-01 14:19
Finland gouca 
:facepalm: Overclocking is fun and useful. You can't kill a card that new with it unless you edit its BIOS restricting the extreme core voltage modifications. Hell, even the warranty covers overclocking since it's not logged anywhere. It consumes a lot of power, but it's also a very high end model. Actually, it was a top model only a couple of years ago and seeing that no "benchmark" games have been released since it will still run anything maxed on a single monitor. If it works now, there's no reason it would suddenly die after changing the owner. If your knowledge of computer components is none or horribly outdated please do not mislead people asking for help.
2016-07-01 20:24
pls suck my cock
2016-07-04 20:32
Well he said he havent overclocked it and i believe him. I know him pretty well irl and I dont honestly believe he would screw me.
2016-07-01 15:07
Finland gouca 
99% of graphics cards come overclocked. Overclocking is fun and useful. I'd suggest reading what's happening inside your computer so you don't shame yourself any further.
2016-07-01 20:19
yeah ur right i dont know these kind of things pretty well, thats why im asking here for advice :) I presonally dont like overclokcing even tho you say its fun, dunno why. Probably is useful but it contains many risks.
2016-07-01 20:20
Finland gouca 
It doesn't contain any risks. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about. It's free performance covered by the warranty. It's not logged anywhere but may offer significant increase in performance at the cost of a slightly increased power draw. The card resets to factory settings (frequencies to be exact) if you fail it. Same thing happens with processors. You might have seen a blue screen of death. It's only the system resetting itself after a hardware / software error and possibly identifying the error. That's exactly what happens when you fail an overclock. The safety mechanism resets the user modified settings and no harm is done.
2016-07-01 20:31
Ok thank you for teaching me up. I looked up and noticed that modern day gpus are fairly safe to overclock. Some of my friends have managed to overclock too much and their stuff broke. But yeah thanks for advice.
2016-07-01 20:52
test it a few days before you buy it
2016-07-01 15:13
Thats really not an option because it has this waterblock system or whatever its called and i have to purchase air cooling system for it bcs my computer has air cooling system.
2016-07-01 15:29
Netherlands Nieroth 
Thats a really good deal for 100 euro.
2016-07-01 15:51
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