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Two GTX780 or Two R9 290X

#1hitokiri13Posted 10/29/2013 1:07:08 AM
With prices that low I might as well buy both pairs for my two PCs. I can't wait till Black Friday for at least 100 USD off. I'll save $400 on the graphic cards.
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#2EpicKingdom_Posted 10/29/2013 1:10:54 AM
Flip a coin.
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#3DerPancakePosted 10/29/2013 1:12:01 AM
Do you want to play games or cook your food on your PC?
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#4Flaktrooper123Posted 10/29/2013 1:12:53 AM
Well, maybe you should get one pair for each of your PC and you can then tell us the performance difference.
#5Snuckie7Posted 10/29/2013 1:16:52 AM
Depends on what resolution you're going to be playing at, but I'd give the nod to the GTX 780's at anything below 4K.
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#6nIMr0D888Posted 10/29/2013 1:17:38 AM
One of each.
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#7cynicwithin2000Posted 10/29/2013 6:46:31 AM
From the reviews I've been reading, the 290x is on par with the 780 in almost every way. It beats the 780 in some games by a couple frames, and loses by a couple frames in others. The biggest problem with the 290x is heat. A single card getting up to 95c is ridiculous in my opinion. Unless you are planning on getting custom water blocks for two 290x cards, I would go 780s.
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#8Xeeh_BitzPosted 10/29/2013 6:51:37 AM
Go with the 780, your balls will catch on fire if you get two R9 290x
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 10/29/2013 6:52:18 AM
cynicwithin2000 posted...
From the reviews I've been reading, the 290x is on par with the 780 in almost every way. It beats the 780 in some games by a couple frames, and loses by a couple frames in others. The biggest problem with the 290x is heat. A single card getting up to 95c is ridiculous in my opinion. Unless you are planning on getting custom water blocks for two 290x cards, I would go 780s.


Yeah, as a furnace replacement, the 290's would be great.
But as a gaming machine, I'd go for the 780's.
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#10urtvPosted 10/29/2013 6:55:49 AM
get both.use the 290xs for winter and the 780s for summer