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    Default Used Asus R9 290 for 22k = good Deal?

    A classmate of mine offered to sell his Asus DirectCU II R9 290 for about 22k...

    It has a 1yr+ warranty from Global.

    So is this a good deal? Would it be a good idea to get this over a retail 380 for the same price?

    (Also yes, I will obviously change my PSU)

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    With 1yr+ warranty left.. yes it's a nice deal! and will be better than getting a 380.

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    ya its wayyy more faster than 380, but the thing is... BG tech geeks like @Fox Mulder forbade me to buy asus 290 coz that particular card has bad vram cooling or something like that? so... i dont know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    ya its wayyy more faster than 380, but the thing is... BG tech geeks like @Fox Mulder forbade me to buy asus 290 coz that particular card has bad vram cooling or something like that? so... i dont know....
    Actually Asus took the coolers they made for the GTX 700 series and just slapped it on the 290...The coolers are terrible at cooling the card.(Its only slightly better then the reference cooler)

    But the tempting price+warranty is what's making me really want to get this card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzumakiShinji View Post
    Actually Asus took the coolers they made for the GTX 700 series and just slapped it on the 290...The coolers are terrible at cooling the card.(Its only slightly better then the reference cooler)

    But the tempting price+warranty is what's making me really want to get this card.
    It's better than any 380 on the market even with the cooler though so just go for it.

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    I'd look for a used Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce if I were you. If you're really lucky, you could end up with a card which is a R9 290X with just shader clusters disabled, which can be enabled through a VBIOS flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    I'd look for a used Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce if I were you. If you're really lucky, you could end up with a card which is a R9 290X with just shader clusters disabled, which can be enabled through a VBIOS flash.
    about asus card... does asus 290 actually have severe(or moderate) vram cooling problem?

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    At 22K and with 1yr+ warranty, I would have bought the 290, and never OC it (maybe I would have dialed it down to the AMD stock clock if temps were being an issue) and still it's a huge bang for the buck.

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    seems to be a pretty awesome deal!

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    Looks awesome, btw this is an R9 290 right? You could go like 1k less lower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    I'd look for a used Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce if I were you. If you're really lucky, you could end up with a card which is a R9 290X with just shader clusters disabled, which can be enabled through a VBIOS flash.
    umm..I'm not really that good at hunting down used gpus..Plus this one is being offered by a guy I know, so if it does have any issues I will know where to find him :3

    Thanks for all the tips guys I'll be getting this then!~



    Quote Originally Posted by kaziishan View Post
    At 22K and with 1yr+ warranty, I would have bought the 290, and never OC it (maybe I would have dialed it down to the AMD stock clock if temps were being an issue) and still it's a huge bang for the buck.
    Exactly! I won't risk overclocking this guy at all..


    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    Looks awesome, btw this is an R9 290 right? You could go like 1k less lower
    heheheh will try :v
    Last edited by UzumakiShinji; October 16th, 2015 at 16:41. Reason: updated

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