VisionTek Giving Away CryoVenom R9 290 in $3000 Gaming Rig

By Published February 05, 2014 at 6:06 pm

For those of you who recall our CES coverage of VisionTek's liquid-cooled R9 290 video card, the system showcased in our video hands-on is now up for grabs in a VisionTek giveaway. In a press release by VisionTek today, the company stated:

"To demonstrate the CryoVenom R9 290 as the industry’s first and fastest custom-built liquid cooled AMD Radeon™ R9 290 graphics card on the market at the recent CES show, the VisionTek Custom Shop team built a high performance gaming rig and dubbed it Cryosphere."

The machine is being given away via the company's facebook page, where fans of the page can click the "CryoSphere Entry" tab to contend for the system. VisionTek's CryoSphere has the following specs:

  • ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ 990FX Motherboard
  • AMD FX-9590
  • VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 video card
  • 16GB VisionTek EX Memory (4x4GB, PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz)
  • VisionTek 480GB PCI-e SSD
  • EKWB custom liquid cooling kit
  • Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W PSU 80 Plus Platinum
  • Fractal Design Arc XL Case
  • FUNC MS-3 Mouse
  • FUNC KB-460 Keyboard
  • FUN F-Series 10 XL mouse pad

It's entirely liquid cooled (open loop) and should be pretty easy to overclock, given what we know about the 9590 and R9 290.

Check out our original video with the system in the background here:

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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