Built this as a mild gaming pc, which started out with a 1gb r7, stock cooler and stock psu. Now with the new r9 290, I barely have room. I had to mount my cpu fan on the case door, its the only spot for a 140mm fan.
The r9 is wonderful, specially with the mild OC. My min fps went up 10 fps in Unigine. Max went up 10 fps as well. Avg went up 10 fps too. Stable GPU OC with stock fans (tri-x) and a very stable CPU OC with my corsair cooler.
I originally wanted to play DAYZ/ARMA 2 games, but i learned the hard way that amd just wont cut it. But i couldn't be happier with this build.
In the very near future i play to run another r9 290, a SSD, and run my other 4 fans. Id love some suggestions for a good case that will help with cooling, and doesn't look like a honda civic with a body kit.
Went with a new Enthoo Pro from phanteks, couldn't be happier. Thanks for the suggestions. Dropped my idle temps by 5 degrees Celsius. Working on management now.