So my 290 arrived last week:
I went to install it and...
Damn, rookie mistake. Fast forward to yesterday morning and this arrived from Amazon:
After the case swap:
Cable management is a lot easier in this thing so I tried to keep it as clean as I could:
I added some AF 120 LEDs in the top to try and add some subtle lighting, might be a bit too subtle, might try and sort something else out another time:
Closed up and powered on:
Since this card allows me to use 4 monitors I brought the monitor I replaced with the 27" out of retirement, shot of the full setup:
And in case someone calls me out on it, yes the monitor on the top right is upside down and yes that is intentional (this way the viewing angle is better and the power button is on top instead of on the monitor below it).
For now the PC is kind of hidden away between the desk and the bed so not taking advantage of the window and such, but I have a plan in mind to sort out a better desk that should sort that out and hopefully won't take too long to happen.
(sorry for cell phone quality pictures, but I don't often need a camera so that is the best I have.)