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Windows 7: My New R9 280X

03 Nov 2013   #31
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
ya it is. I cant find a 7970 for the same price new. im sticking with 280x. I CAN NOT spend anymore than what my card was and im kinda liking AMD rite now lol
Dam, that's a shame, I have an R9 290X sitting beside me right now that I need to shift lol. It's going back to the etailer next week for a refund.


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03 Nov 2013   #32
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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what you could do is refund it and get a 7970 be cheaper and the same thing

I had one card that squeals and that card is gone it eventually went bad because the temps became a problem for it
There are not many 7970s here any more Solar, I am not sure if its the same in the States, but the R9 280X is actually cheaper than any of the 7970s now.

I think you are right looking on any site like Newegg Tiger Frys or even Microcenter doesn't have them available

No wonder I seen my particular one pulling $ 400.00 on Ebay 300.00 used

People still want these cards
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03 Nov 2013   #33
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
what you could do is refund it and get a 7970 be cheaper and the same thing

I had one card that squeals and that card is gone it eventually went bad because the temps became a problem for it
There are not many 7970s here any more Solar, I am not sure if its the same in the States, but the R9 280X is actually cheaper than any of the 7970s now.

I think you are right looking on any site like Newegg Tiger Frys or even Microcenter doesn't have them available

No wonder I seen my particular one pulling $ 400.00 on Ebay 300.00 used

People still want these cards
yea. idk im more than happy with my card. just hate the squealing! lol

as soon as the asus one comes in I will get that than RMA mine. it just sucks that it dosent have dual bioses. I would have loved to mess around with bioses later on without risk of bricking. but I guess I will just have to rely on MSI after burner for the OCing.
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03 Nov 2013   #34
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
what you could do is refund it and get a 7970 be cheaper and the same thing

I had one card that squeals and that card is gone it eventually went bad because the temps became a problem for it
There are not many 7970s here any more Solar, I am not sure if its the same in the States, but the R9 280X is actually cheaper than any of the 7970s now.

I think you are right looking on any site like Newegg Tiger Frys or even Microcenter doesn't have them available

No wonder I seen my particular one pulling $ 400.00 on Ebay 300.00 used

People still want these cards
A great time to try and sell yours then Solar?
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03 Nov 2013   #35
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post

There are not many 7970s here any more Solar, I am not sure if its the same in the States, but the R9 280X is actually cheaper than any of the 7970s now.

I think you are right looking on any site like Newegg Tiger Frys or even Microcenter doesn't have them available

No wonder I seen my particular one pulling $ 400.00 on Ebay 300.00 used

People still want these cards
yea. idk im more than happy with my card. just hate the squealing! lol
You don't have to worry about squealing on the 290X, the fan is so loud you can't hear anything else anywhere Lol
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03 Nov 2013   #36
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post


I think you are right looking on any site like Newegg Tiger Frys or even Microcenter doesn't have them available

No wonder I seen my particular one pulling $ 400.00 on Ebay 300.00 used

People still want these cards
yea. idk im more than happy with my card. just hate the squealing! lol
You don't have to worry about squealing on the 290X, the fan is so loud you can't hear anything else anywhere Lol
lol is that reference card? mine isent loud at all. cant hear the fans while gaming or benchmarking.

this asus card is hitting 1180MHz on stock voltages! damn! so obliviously with stock bios, my ig restriction will be temps.
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03 Nov 2013   #37
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, you can only get reference 290X at the moment. I think when the non ref come out it should be a great card and will hopefully bring the temps down a bit. 95c is too hot in my eyes, I don't care if AMD say It's fine.
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03 Nov 2013   #38
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post

There are not many 7970s here any more Solar, I am not sure if its the same in the States, but the R9 280X is actually cheaper than any of the 7970s now.

I think you are right looking on any site like Newegg Tiger Frys or even Microcenter doesn't have them available

No wonder I seen my particular one pulling $ 400.00 on Ebay 300.00 used

People still want these cards
A great time to try and sell yours then Solar?
After all the test we have been doing mate mine still shows strong gains which is very good and still can hang with the big boys

I still will keep these and toy around but I still want to get my hands on a couple of those HOF 780 's you running that will be next year sometime if everything goes right
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03 Nov 2013   #39
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Yes, you can only get reference 290X at the moment. I think when the non ref come out it should be a great card and will hopefully bring the temps down a bit. 95c is too hot in my eyes, I don't care if AMD say It's fine.

AMD said that is the target they were going for so I really can't say they figured if they put a max temp people would feel more at ease I guess Paul isn't one of those people
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03 Nov 2013   #40
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Yes, you can only get reference 290X at the moment. I think when the non ref come out it should be a great card and will hopefully bring the temps down a bit. 95c is too hot in my eyes, I don't care if AMD say It's fine.

AMD said that is the target they were going for so I really can't say they figured if they put a max temp people would feel more at ease I guess Paul isn't one of those people
I should never have bought it, but it was fun testing it out Lol
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