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    Powercolor or sapphire nitro r9 390

    So im planning to buy a r9 390 and found that these 2 to be top of all of the other r9 390s. So my question is which is better for the price? A powercolor is roughly 245 pounds where as the nitro is around 265 to 270 pounds.

    The only thing im concerned about are the temperature for each gpu. Looking for the coolest card. Thanks in advanced

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    Re: Powercolor or sapphire nitro r9 390

    I read that under load (Crysis 3) the PowerColor did a tad better.

    But the sound levels were miles apart, so I would personally choose Sapphire.

    Have you thought about any MSI or Gigabyte models within the same price bracket?

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    Re: Powercolor or sapphire nitro r9 390

    Ah i never heard about the powercolor noise issues before, I'll have to research into that. Also i was considering the msi variant but it won't fit into my case without removing a side fan (which would make my case look odd since it has a led strip around it) But i did hear that gigabyte coolers were also quite loud and again, i run into that issue where it might just barely fit (height wise)

    Thanks for your feedback. I'll do some more research about the powercolor and gigabyte coolers to some to my decision.

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