I have a Sapphire 6990 with an aftermarker cooler by Artic Cooler. I had it Crossfired with a 6970, but then I upgraded to 680gtx SLI.
Runs pretty darn quiet and way cooler than stock. This will take up 3 slots when installed in a PC. I couldn't stand how loud the card got on the stock cooler, I had to install this cooler and it was worth it.
Does Sapphire allow the removal of the stock cooler? XFX doesnt this time around, they clearly have labels on the bolts which will void warranty. I have an EK waterblock on the way and need to a card which will allow me to install the waterblock without voiding warranty.
Going to change my rig a bit to SLi 780 Lightnings. So up for sale is one of my R9 290's. The card does NOT unlock to an X, never really pushed it after 1000 on the core or increased voltage, just wanted the better cooling and less sound.
One of the 2 is pending sale until this weekend, the card still comes with the factory cooler as well as the factory box.
All prices are shipped. PayPal only.
I do take offers, but please keep it real.
2 X EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN SuperClocked Signature + Arctic Accelero Xtreme 3 Cooler . Comes with original warranty, which still has 2.5yrs left. Includes the card only, the original cooler/box/accessories are not included.