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amd r9 290 vs Nvidia gtx780

I am really having hard time deciding. The r9 290 sapphire model retails for $500 in australia whereas the gtx780 Asus direct cu II would cost me around $600 (Imported via amazon)

which one of them would be better option here? I plan to keep this gpu for about 1-2 years
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  1. i would think that wait for black friday is the best option
  2. Here here I agree and then go from there either is fine and Good cards... from both nvidia and AMD..


    bLACK FRIDAY KEY WORDS...


    jUst My 2 Cents!
  3. shamsmu said:
    I am really having hard time deciding. The r9 290 sapphire model retails for $500 in australia whereas the gtx780 Asus direct cu II would cost me around $600 (Imported via amazon)

    which one of them would be better option here? I plan to keep this gpu for about 1-2 years


    Will the prices drop during black friday?
  4. how long till the black friday?

    sorry I live in Australia so no clue here
  5. Best answer
    black friday will be the 29th of november... the day after the united states Thanksgiving. by the hopefully there are a bunch of aftermarket video cards and we will have gained knowledge about both video cards.
  6. nikoli707 said:
    black friday will be the 29th of november... the day after the united states Thanksgiving.


    thanks, I guess I can afford to wait 20 more days
  7. We don't have the Black Friday sales here in OZ unfortunately :(
  8. monsta said:
    We don't have the Black Friday sales here in OZ unfortunately :(


    not a problem. I can still buy from amazon and ship it to Australia for $25-30
  9. That's a great idea, go for it!
  10. monsta said:
    We don't have the Black Friday sales here in OZ unfortunately :(


    We don't also have really any BF sales here in Canada.... :(
  11. Do you think in black friday they would keep or improve the holiday bundle with free games?

    johnnyb105 said:
    Here here I agree and then go from there either is fine and Good cards... from both nvidia and AMD..


    bLACK FRIDAY KEY WORDS...


    jUst My 2 Cents!
  12. Some cards already offer free games amd nvidia does so we will have to wait and see if the price gos down and any extra to entice buyers with sales..
  13. shamsmu said:
    I am really having hard time deciding. The r9 290 sapphire model retails for $500 in australia whereas the gtx780 Asus direct cu II would cost me around $600 (Imported via amazon)

    which one of them would be better option here? I plan to keep this gpu for about 1-2 years


    Just going to let you know mate. Amazon doesn't ship about 95% of there items to Australia. which sucks. so you might need to look else where, maybe try PC Case Gear.
  14. AbsoluteOptimum said:
    shamsmu said:
    I am really having hard time deciding. The r9 290 sapphire model retails for $500 in australia whereas the gtx780 Asus direct cu II would cost me around $600 (Imported via amazon)

    which one of them would be better option here? I plan to keep this gpu for about 1-2 years


    Just going to let you know mate. Amazon doesn't ship about 95% of there items to Australia. which sucks. so you might need to look else where, maybe try PC Case Gear.


    they do ship some of their items, video cards happen to be one of them. I already checked and received a quote on shipping.
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