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R9 280X DCU II TOP or R9 280X Vapor-X ?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

What do you think  guys? Which one is better to get?

 

Asus R9 280X DirectCU II TOP or Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X ?


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Asus DirectCU for sure. It's the top dog for nonreference coolers.  


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i say go with the best looking in your opinion

This.

 

Honestly most aftermarket GPU coolers perform within a couple degrees of each other.


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Depends, do you have the space for a triple slot?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Depends, do you have the space for a triple slot?

 

Well the question is more of a general nature, for all of us, the potential buyers :) but as far as I'm concerned DCU II is about 2cm wider and longer than my MSI 7950...so I think I will have space...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I assume that R9 290 will be in GTX 780 price range so it will be pretty expensive and then R9 280X is the best choice I guess...


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I gave ASUS the vote for this one, but usually I'd go with Sapphires Vapor-X. The Yellow/Orange on the new Vapor-X cards....umm...I'll pass.

ASUS's triple-slot cooling isn't compatible with all motherboard PCI-E layouts (i.e like my Crosshair V Formula) so it would be a pain if you plan to run 2 or 3 way Crossfire.


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