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AMD Radeon R9 290 @ Hot Hardware
DailyTech's roundup of reviews from around the web for Tuesday

AMD Radeon R9 290
@ Hardware Canucks
@ Hardware Heaven
@ The Tech Report
@ PC Perspective
@ TechSpot
@ Legit Reviews
@ Legion Hardware
@ Hexus
@ Hot Hardware
@ Guru3D
@ OCC
@ TweakTown

Motherboards
Gigabyte Z87 Haswell Motherboard Round-Up @ HotHardware.com
GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5H Motherboard @ PC Perspective
ASUS X79 Deluxe @ Vortez
MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard @ PureOverclock
ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula Motherboard @ Madshrimps

Graphics
HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB in CrossFire Video Card @ TweakTown

Storage
SilverStone EC05 Two Port SATA III PCI Express RAID Card @ TweakTown
Thermaltake MAX-1562 6-in-1 2.5-inch Drive Enclosure @ TweakTown
Toshiba Q Series Pro SSD (256GB) @ The SSD Review
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB RAID 0 SSD Report @ TweakTown
Seagate 600 480GB SSD @ Custom PC Review
Western Digital My Passport Slim (WDBGMT0010BAL) 1 TB Portable Hard Disk Drive @ Tech ARP
Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB) @ The SSD Review
SilverStone EP02 SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter @ TweakTown
Samsung 840 EVO 750GB @ PureOverclock
iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA and BPU-124DE-SS HDD Docks @ Pro-Clockers
Toshiba HG5D Series Client 2.5" SSD (512GB) @ Technology X

Enclosures
Cooler Master Cosmos SE @ Guru3D
Aerocool DS Dead Silence Cube Chassis @ eTeknix
Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Computer Case System @ Benchmark Reviews
BitFenix Ronin Mid-Tower Case @ Legit Reviews

Cooling
SilverStone Tundra SST-TD02 All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler @ Benchmark Reviews
Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler @ NikKTech
SilverStone Tundra TD02 All-in-one (AiO) CPU Cooling System @ Pro-Clockers
Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler @ NikKTech
Thermaltake Massive 14² Notebook Cooler @ Funky Kit
Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Heatsink @ Frostytech.com

Networking
Asus RT-AC56U and RT-AC68U @ Hexus
TRENDnet AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router @ NikKTech

Peripherals
Genius GX Manticore Gaming Keyboard @ Modders-Inc
Roccat Kone Pure Optical Mouse @ eTeknix
Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming Keyboard @ Madshrimps
ASUS Xonar U7 @ Vortez
Steelseries Siberia V2 Heat Orange Headset @ Funky Kit


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RE: GTX 770/780 still winners
By Mint on 11/5/2013 3:58:09 PM , Rating: 5
The noise issue really subjective.

HardOCP said this:
quote:
Fan noise at 47% is negligible, we heard the fan, but it was nowhere near annoying or loud while gaming. Even when we increased it to manual of 100% it did not increase much beyond 50% while gaming.


Techreport said this:
quote:
Finally, I don't think this blower's ~49 dBA reading is the worst of its type. The quality of the sound isn't grating. Subjectively speaking, there are much more annoying coolers in this territory on the decibel meter. The impressively smooth, gradual ramp of fan speeds up and down in the new PowerTune algorithm helps make the noise less noticeable, too. This ain't an FX-5800 Ultra, folks.


So don't take Anandtech's word as the be-all-end-all.


RE: GTX 770/780 still winners
By Phoque on 11/6/2013 6:48:26 PM , Rating: 2
If I were regularly investing in 300-400$ graphics cards, I think it would make sense to buy a water cooling kit and just buy a new water block for each new graphics card.

As well as keeping noise to a minimum, you could squeeze some extra over clocking performance.


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