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    Quote Originally Posted by Antronman View Post
    If this is a super build, why is it using the R9 290x? It should have an HD 7990 or a Firepro W9000. The GTX Titan and 780Ti outclass the 290x. But the HD 7990 outclasses those two, as do the Firepro W8000 and W9000 GPUs.
    Hey there Antronman!

    The reason why I chose not to use Firepro cards is simply because they offer diminishing returns for their price, and they are limited as to what the can do. The R9 290x, as far as video and photo editing is concerned, is more than overkill because it can be enabled for OpenCL computing by simply adding the name of the card to the list of supported GPU's in Adobe's software suite. Also, by choosing the R9 290x, I have a card that is adept at gaming. The HD 7990 last time I checked was not able to match the R9 290x when it is properly cooled. The GTX Titan is also twice the price for the same performance, if you OC the 290x. Mine is currently at 1100mhz core clock, and 1300mhz memory clock speed, and it is rock solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post
    Would this not be more suitable for your GPU. If your going to fit an all in one CPU cooler and adapter plate, then that's one more thing to explain to a potential buyer.It's around the same size as the reference cooler and made for the job. Just a thought. looking forward to seeing the temps test from air to water. The 290x can get a good howl going when things heat up.
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    Hi there Welshy!

    I wanted to get the G10 desperately, but they are out of stock until later this month! Alas, I was unable to secure one in time for the build, so I went with the homemade option, which is working admirably. However, once they are made available, I will be modifying the build to incorporate one!

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    looking good dude love the 290x
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    Thanks mate

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    I never said Titan. Even with the stock cooler, the GTX 780 Ti and the R9 290x outdo the GTX Titan in benchmarks. And I'm sorry, but last I checked a WC HD 7990 overclocked outdoes an R9 290x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antronman View Post
    I never said Titan. Even with the stock cooler, the GTX 780 Ti and the R9 290x outdo the GTX Titan in benchmarks. And I'm sorry, but last I checked a WC HD 7990 overclocked outdoes an R9 290x.
    Hmm I did some more research into the matter, and while the HD 7990 is definitely more powerful, it's because it has 2 gpu's on one chip.

    However, the R9 290x does have a 512 bit bus, whereas the HD 7990 is at a 384 bit bus, which two processors share. I cannot quote on real-world performance in terms of the performance of the 7990, but I do know that the bus speed is really important for me, due to the bandwidth that simultaneous 4k editing streams can demolish. The 290x is still impressing me as to how well it can manage video editing, and I used to have an Nvidia 660. When Adobe/OpenCL support improves, I am sure I'll see even more performance gains simply because of that bus.

    Gaming wise, not that big of a deal and the 7990 is no slouch by no means, but the minute you venture into video editing, that bus speed makes a world of a difference, from what I've learned.

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    I have one question, do the copper heatsinks provide sufficient cooling for the memory chips on the GPU ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeeVassallo View Post
    I have one question, do the copper heatsinks provide sufficient cooling for the memory chips on the GPU ?
    They do, but my case has a 240mm fan that blows towards the PCI-E slots so that might help my numbers; I'm running a 1400mhz clock stable right now and I left it on furmark all night with no problem so I'd say that the heatsinks should be fine

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