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780 ti classified VS 2 780 windforce VS R9 290x non reference

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January 1, 2014 12:39:09 AM

Budget $1000
Rest of build is finished
display: 3240x1920

Should I buy one 780 ti Kingpin and buy another in 8 months, should I buy 2 780s and call it good for a half decade, or should I buy a 290 non reference and another in maybe 2-3 months?

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January 1, 2014 12:47:58 AM


Hello
If you want the longest life out of your cards i would get the 780ti and then buy another one however if i was to choose i would buy the 2 780s becuase i think they are at a good price right now and as you say will be plenty for many years to come.
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January 4, 2014 9:43:37 PM

It depends, ti is slightly better but a lot more expensive (I can get an r9 for the price of a non ti 780), it depends on the games you want to play, a lot of games recently seem to play favourites with a company, usually Nividia, although not always. In my opinion, I would wait a few months. If the 290xs get a decent cooling solution then I would fully advocate them
, else get a ti.
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January 4, 2014 11:29:15 PM

Fitzitz said:
It depends, ti is slightly better but a lot more expensive (I can get an r9 for the price of a non ti 780), it depends on the games you want to play, a lot of games recently seem to play favourites with a company, usually Nividia, although not always. In my opinion, I would wait a few months. If the 290xs get a decent cooling solution then I would fully advocate them
, else get a ti.


Pretty please tell me where you can get an R9 290 for $475, because you can get non reference 780s for that price on ebay..new.
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January 4, 2014 11:36:59 PM

On PC part picker it showed me a gigabyte 290x going for £420 while most of the 780s (non ti) were between £390-450. All new btw.
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January 4, 2014 11:44:58 PM

Fitzitz said:
On PC part picker it showed me a gigabyte 290x going for £420 while most of the 780s (non ti) were between £390-450. All new btw.


Humungo fan of Gigabyte cards, always cheap while competing with the more expensive penultimate non reference cards.
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January 4, 2014 11:47:26 PM

Gigabyte are one of my favourite companies, I prefer Asus but they are so much more expensive (the asus r9 290x is around £50+ more expensive and is still reference cooled, although I expect they will release a much better version in a few months).
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January 4, 2014 11:56:18 PM

Fitzitz said:
Gigabyte are one of my favourite companies, I prefer Asus but they are so much more expensive (the asus r9 290x is around £50+ more expensive and is still reference cooled, although I expect they will release a much better version in a few months).


NCIX and overclockers.uk both have the release dates on non reference 290s at like February and I need to buy cards now..kinda blows
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February 3, 2014 11:00:04 PM

£ to $ converter.........489 Pounds is not 489 $ its $689ish... 780ti is a lot better because the custom coolers are 699.99 and run cooler and more stable on more pc games. AMD is only tuned to Battlefield 4 from what I can see at this point.
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