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January 2, 2014 10:23:11 AM

I've got quite a difficult decision at hand right now. After having saved up some money, I want to buy some parts for my PC. At first, i was thinking of getting an R9 290 + i5 4670k + a new motherboard to support the chip. However, I just had a look at the 780 ti. Aaaaaand now I think I should just get the 780 ti and a cpu air cooler so that I can just squeeze some more power out of the cpu. Then, when I get the money (Birthday in 3 months), I'll get the motherboard and the 4670k. What threw me off the 290 bandwagon was the hairdryer like sound. So, is the 780 ti worth it? I would like to hear your opinions.
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January 2, 2014 10:26:50 AM

I would wait for the r9 290x non reference coolers, is sometime this month.
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January 2, 2014 10:32:59 AM

pit_1209 said:
I would wait for the r9 290x non reference coolers, is sometime this month.

Has this been confirmed?
Thank you. Appreciate it.
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January 2, 2014 10:46:58 AM

ramalpan said:
The GTX 780 ti is a step up performance wise than a r9 290x, however price per performance wise the r9 290x is better

r9 : http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=radeon+290x&t...

gtx 780ti http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=geforce+gtx+7...

Graphics card performance chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Hog wash. A non-refrence cooled 290x equlas if not beats a 780Ti.
Wait for the benchmarks. Price/Performance a 290x.
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January 2, 2014 10:48:27 AM

Yeah but not that much of a step for almost $200 more and with the non reference coolers like the asus that will come factory oc, the gap it´s virtually nonexistent and still cheaper.

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January 2, 2014 12:25:33 PM

GTX 780Ti : PHysx and G-Sync

R9 290x : High noise and temps
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January 2, 2014 12:48:11 PM

Aartjan mulder said:
GTX 780Ti : PHysx and G-Sync

R9 290x : High noise and temps


????... fanboy alarm is on now.

The r9 290x is like a jumbo on fire but that´s with reference cooler, with the asus directCU 2 that I linked it´s the same if not better than any gtx 780 ti while costing less with the same perfomance, that´s a fact.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_radeon_r9_290...
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_radeon_r9_290...

G-sync is great and all but that also means a $300 new monitor that can support the tech so...
Physx... c´mon!!.
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