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Old November 8, 2013, 05:30 PM
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I've made my last 3 purchases from Memory express and I could not be happier. All 3 times I've ordered it has shipped (for $4.99) within hours and been here the next day. And they price match. I RMA'd one of the cards as it was noisy with coil whine, they replied to my RMA request within minutes and emailed me a shipping label to send it back on their dime. You can't beat that. NCIX has been crap for years now.
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Old November 11, 2013, 11:02 AM
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They have arrived!!!



Now to start a build log and benchmark my GTX670 Tri-sli to compare once my 290's are installed.
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Old November 11, 2013, 01:38 PM
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They have arrived!!!
Now to start a build log and benchmark my GTX670 Tri-sli to compare once my 290's are installed.
The 290s will be faster in many cases but Tri SLI/CF is the best setup because it mitigates much of the micro stuttering issues of dual card setups.
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Old November 11, 2013, 01:46 PM
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I've made my last 3 purchases from Memory express and I could not be happier. All 3 times I've ordered it has shipped (for $4.99) within hours and been here the next day. And they price match. I RMA'd one of the cards as it was noisy with coil whine, they replied to my RMA request within minutes and emailed me a shipping label to send it back on their dime. You can't beat that. NCIX has been crap for years now.
I agree. I have had many great experiences with Memory Express and they have never let me down other than sometimes their stock is not always great. I ordered a GTX 560 from ncix to replace a bum card (HD 6870) they sold me and even though there was still stock of the 6870 they would not send me another rather they gave me in store credit that I put toward the GTX 560. Long story short the GTX 560 took well over a week before i had to Email them asking where the card is and the guy replied and said it was "sitting on someones desk" and he will have it shipped out asap LOL. What a fail. I think cause Mem Express is much smaller than Newegg, Ncix etc that they have no choice but to offer excellent customer service. I also believe that Ncix has gotten to big for their britches and they have gotten lazy.
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Waterblocks installed. Time to remove the TriSLi GTX670's

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Waterblocks installed. Time to remove the TriSLi GTX670's

OK that's nice and all but please post up the benchmark numbers.
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OK that's nice and all but please post up the benchmark numbers.
Just hold your horses there freemen. It's called one thing at a time.
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Colour me jealous!
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The most impatient person on HWC's.

Colour me jealous!
I would have put up the pics with the performance numbers and make a review out of it personally but hey I am not the OP. Just my 2cents.
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Alright, I will complete my build thread tomorrow since I need to nap before work tonight.

Here is a sample of what I did so far. I'll just go with Valley benchmark at all settings on max (no AA though) and at 5760x1200.

Now keep in mind what I'm comparing it to is Tri-SLi GTX670 FTW with an overclock boost between 1267 to 1306Mhz on the GPU's and 6.5Ghz on the memory.



Now R9 290 xfire at default clock (947/1250)



Now R9 290 xfire at 1100/1300



I found watching the R9 290 experience to be smoother than Tri-sli with this benchmark even though it never topped the max fps as the GTX670.

I know what you want to know as well. The temperature with the waterblocks.

30c Idle
39c Load at default
42c Load at 1100/1300


I'll post more with my new build thread tomorrow. I will say that Heaven benchmark was quite an eye opener too

I am very happy so far what these video cards can do. No buyer remorse here.
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