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GIGABYTE Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 GV-R939G1 GAMING-8GD 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast card, easy to physically install. This class of card (R9 390) is probably the best value you can find right now for 1440p gaming.

Cons: Runs way too hot. In an Antec Nine Hundred Two case, this card idles at 63c with the GPU fans at 40%. This is unacceptably warm. Taking the side of the case off and even pointing a room fan at it didn't help.

Sparse extras. The packaging contains only the card, a small manual/warranty guide, and a DVD. That's it; no cables, no adapters, no stickers, no brackets. Nothing.

Other Thoughts: The current Catalyst drivers (14.12, 15.6) will recognize this card as an R9 290 and blackscreen upon Windows startup. Be sure to remove all previous drivers, and grab Catalyst 15.15 from AMD's site before installing the card, or you'll have a bad time.

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.8 GHz LGA 1366 130W BX80601930 Desktop Processor
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great value on this processor.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Get an aftermarket HS/Fan.

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Lots of connections. Can hook up anything. Heavy (which is an easy way to identify a good PSU).

Cons: Lots of connections. More than you'll likely ever need.

Other Thoughts: It may have been overkill for me. I'm running an i7-930, 2 3.5" HDDs, and a Radeon HD5770. My UPS never shows more than a ~250W draw under load.


Michael H.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael H.

Date Joined: 01/21/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/23/10
  • Last Review: 07/07/15
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