I'm not saying your card isn't faulty, but there are just so many other factors that can cause the issue, which is why Newegg may not see a problem when they run the card through their testing suite.
I didn't buy it from newegg. Tech services do it all the time. Last time i had a faulty Sony cellphone, i had to send it to RMA 3 times. And last time , i delivered it personally and showed them the problem personally. And phone was restarting every 5-10 mins , it was an obvious malfunction.but they didnt see it until i showed them.
So tech service claiming that the card is not faulty doesn't mean anything. Because, they do very routing tests in a very limited time , it is very easy to miss the error since it doesnt happen frequently.
Those errors are very common in the early R290's and my computer is working fine for the last week with my older graphics card just fine. If they send me the R290 back, im gonna buy a Sapphire R290 Vapor X , if it works fine for a week, i'm gonna keep sending the Asus one until they refund it.
Look at the newegg comments http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121807"before you choose to invest this kind of money in this video card (not necessarily asus, just r9 290 in general), do yourself a favor. open your favorite search engine and type in r9 290 bsod, r9 290 instability, or r9 290 black screen. I wish I would have had this advice when I decided to purchase mine. The latest drivers available to run this card are not capable of running this card on A LOT of them. I was torn between this card and Nvidia GTX 780, and after a month worth of completely random bsods, I now own a Nvidia GTX 780."
Don't put too much faith in services, with a few exeptions, my experience with them were always terrible . For example , i called the service (the one in the store chain), the "tech guy" claimed that the R290's maybe incompatible with windows 8 and i should use it with windows 7 .