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HIS H290QM4GD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Pros: Excellent performance in demanding titles such as Battlefield 4. The IceQx2 cooler seems to perform adequately with minimal noise in most gaming applications.

Cons: When attempting to scrypt hash, this card completely disappoints me. As mentioned by one of the other reviewers here, saying that core temperatures when hashing are difficult to control is an understatement.

This is sad, because with an effective hashrate of 880kh/s this could have been a nice supplement to my mini-farm.

Other Thoughts: If Liquid cooled with something like an EKWB block, I'd have zero complaints about this card. But as-is, it works great for gaming.

I Have this mounted in my mATX build with the following:

Coolermaster n200 mATX case
fx 6300 cpu
4x 2gb 1333 mhz ddr3 ram

The size is NOT TOO MUCH FOR A mATX case that's correctly laid out, so ignore the comment above about this case requiring a fullsize tower! It's only about an inch longer than a r9 270x.

D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router, 2x 5dBi Antennas (DIR-816L)
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5 out of 5 eggs Exceeds Expectations 01/27/2014

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router, 2x 5dBi Antennas (DIR-816L)

Pros: Easy setup, and no compatibility issues noticed.

Bandwidth throughput is nice on all lanes.

Low cost relative to performance

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm quite happy with this purchase, and would recommend this router to anybody looking to be AC enabled, regardless of their budget.

HIS IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock H270XQMT2G2 Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Stable 470kh/s hashrate on every scrypt network I've thrown it onto.

Runs BF4 on high settings across the board with no issues, and is only limited by the fx6300 I have it paired with.

It runs almost-as-cool as my HIS iceq 7870 ghz's, and only takes up 2slots, instead of the 2.5 that my 7870's take up. (two 7870 ghz's take up all 5 slots of my 990FXA-UD5 board)

Cons: It does run a bit hotter than my 7870's, but that's to be expected with its axial fan design, instead of a blower.

Axial fans are just much less efficient at pushing the heat out the back of the case, against the static resistance of the radiator.

Other Thoughts: Even given the inferior fan design that HIS is throwing at its newer cards, this one performs well at a blazing fast clockspeed. It's slim, and performs like an angry beast.

I have this in my coolermaster n200 case, and it's a fine compliment to my mATX build.

As stated before, it max's out the capabilities of my paired FX6300 in Battlefield 4, and seems to be the perfect compliment to any build that's fine with running 1080p on a single monitor.


April M.'s Profile

Display Name: April M.

Date Joined: 07/01/10

  • Reviews: 17
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  • First Review: 09/07/13
  • Last Review: 03/23/14
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