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Ulamog, the infinite gyre.
by schmetterlingen
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It's a gaming machine. The R9 290 is a beast, but it's very loud. I won most of the components from the Anandtech Giveway #2. The keyboard, mouse, monitor, Crucial SSD, and Seagate HDD are all from my previous computer. I have smaller hands, so I really like the Anywhere MX mouse.

It does well in Battlefield 4.

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle22.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load58.0° C
XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.09Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle40.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load94.0° C
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fsma92 [2 Builds] 5 points 12 months ago

wow lucky you :DD

KuruptNightmare [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

I thought I recognized the name and wondered where from. Magic refference? lol Rise of the Eldrazi right? haha. And congrats on that giveaway win.

schmetterlingen [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Yep! My favorite card. But also a gyre is something that spins, spirals. The R9 290 spins quite loud!

IN3RT1A [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Is that an aftermarket cooler on your 290? that didn't take care of the noise issues?

fsma92 [2 Builds] 3 points 12 months ago

that's the reference cooler.

schmetterlingen [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

It's the stock cooler, reference design.

ESPM400 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

If you want to get the most out of that card, I would suggest looking into an aftermarket cooling solution like the AC Accelero Xtreme III or the NZXT G-10. They're not cheap, but you'll definitely see a marked performance increase.

BloodAnimus [1 Build] 0 points 12 months ago

290 is worth it, if your computer is in a soundproofed case that still allows it too cool the poorly designed and blazing hot 290. Honestly can't believe they'd release something that could cause a fire out of the box. Other than the card its a nice build, from what I can see anyways

Jason124 [1 Build] 3 points 12 months ago

its nothing like that actually, the r9 290 and 290x are designed too run hotter as it allows them to reach their full potential, allthough i agree that AMD really should have developed a better cooling solution for them they are not poorly designed and are actually not that hot when compared to some older cards.

BloodAnimus [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

If it was meant to run that hot it wouldn't throttle due to overheating.

BloodAnimus [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Well it's not like you can say I'm wrong. Cranked one up to 100% and I laughed at my friend, he didn't hear me.

jakehkills [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Its not poorly designed it's supposed to run like that but they can improve the cooling