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    Default XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    With the release of the AMD R9 Hawaii series GPU came top notch single GPU gaming performance. The R9-290x quickly took the #1 spot in most reviews. However there was a universal gripe when it came to heat. The 290x packed 2816 stream processing units(cores) on a 438 mm˛die, running at 1Ghz. This combination apparently was a recipe to reach epic load temperatures. While some of us was waiting for AMD partners to come up with after-market cooling solutions to correct this reported problem, XSPC went to work on an enthusiast class answer to the heat. The XSPC Razor 290/290x full cover water block was designed to provide the best cooling solution without having a large heatsink and the noise of air cooling. XSPC is known for providing great cost effective water cooling components for water cooling enthusiasts. We expect the Razor 290/290x to continue that trend. Let's read on to find out if it does.

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    Last edited by vinman; 20-01-2014 at 13:25.

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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    Awesome Review
    I love that block but I love all the XSPC blocks they offer not just looks but really good performance as well

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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    Great review Sandy thanks for posting

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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    Great review Sandy. i want me a Razor! btw something is wrong with page 2 of the review. the color not right on page 2.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    Great review Sandy. i want me a Razor! btw something is wrong with page 2 of the review. the color not right on page 2.
    yes your right thanks Tee that needs to be fixed I will let them know

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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    Nice review Sandy! I've heard that the fan cable issue also exists with certain mining configurations as well.

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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    Thank you sir! I corrected page two. Not sure how that happened.

    It really is a great block. Love real full cover blocks!
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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    Great review Sandy.Love the look of full block's.

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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    Nice review Sandy! I've heard that the fan cable issue also exists with certain mining configurations as well.

    yeah a member here posted his issues with cgminer and fanless R9 series GPUs. Hope there is a fix soon
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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    That is a pretty awesome review, those temps look more then great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnyakam View Post
    That is a pretty awesome review, those temps look more then great!
    I retested because I didnt think it was correct. It held rock solid at 48c for most of the test. Dropped down to 47c at one point. An amazing block.
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    Default Re: XSPC Razor R9 290/290X

    i also want the back plate too
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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