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Asus ROG 780 Poseidon vs Asus ROG 290x Matrix

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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 4:51:43 AM

Hi guys
So i was wondering which of these two cards should I get for my pc build , i'm gonna watercool the video card and overclock it
It'll mainly be used for gaming , any game really
I want it to be both silent and very performing .

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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:00:38 AM

R9 290X is the best card to get over any GTX 780.

I too own a R9 290X, and I can say it is well worth it. the extra 1GB GDDR5 Vram, wider memory bus, more cores all are factors to consider when buying a graphics card. At resolutions above 1080p is where the R9 290X truly shines, toms hardware recently did a review with the 290X compared to the 780 and Titan gaming at 4k, and guess what, the 290X was on top. I am a strong believer in sticking with the R9 290X, it's specs can also indicate it can max out games for longer and also perform overall better in the long run.

Check out Hawaii XT in action;
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290x-hawa...

Get the R9 290X.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:08:58 AM

Ah well ; getting the 780 would save me lots of money , because i won't need a waterblock for it and it's like 100€ cheaper
I'm buying parts one by one so i could make a far better system than buying it all at once
If you're wondering here's the build :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1197.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 08:06 EDT-0400)

Motherboard is the Asus Maximus VII Ranger

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($514.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1222.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 08:07 EDT-0400)

EDIT : i'm gonna be playing in 1080p by the way
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June 8, 2014 5:10:32 AM

Hello
i would chose the 290x, but you would save some money by taking the poseidon, since you dont need a waterblock
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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:12:21 AM

second option you will like much better, If you prefer to play games predominantly like Watch dogs or with the use of the engine Physx, consider the GTX 780.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:16:16 AM

I'm gonna play watch dogs when the game is better optimized , overclock the card to achieve performance of a 780ti and will not use physx
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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:17:42 AM

well then, the R9 290X is the card for you!
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:27:58 AM

I'd like to but the matrix is far more expensive , because i'd have to buy the waterblock and the card itself is already like 130 more euros , and the waterblock should cost around 50€ , so i'd either have to downgrade some parts or sacrifice watercooling , which i won't , because i heard the 290x's run quite hot
the build itself already costs 2136,76€ , peripherals , monitor and watercooling parts included
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June 8, 2014 5:30:15 AM

The matrix cooler on the R9 290X is easily good enough to keep that card cool, no need to water cool hawaii right just yet.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:37:47 AM

Otherwise , which is quieter ?
The matrix or the poseidon ?
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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:47:40 AM

both are very similar, the Matrix fans use better quality ball bearings which puts it out in front.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:50:14 AM

The fans don't matter too much , i'll have two 360mm radiators
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June 8, 2014 5:51:01 AM

well, it appears your question is summed up, if you have any other questions, just ask and we'll gladly help.
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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 5:52:25 AM

andrei65 said:
The fans don't matter too much , i'll have two 360mm radiators


not sure how your going to fit that.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 6:06:25 AM

You can fit a 360mm radiator in front ( 3x120mm ) and a 360mm on the up ( 3x120mm )
the case is a h440 btw
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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 6:08:50 AM

I see, lots of cases can't do that, that's all.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 6:14:25 AM

Just saying :p 
But if I we're to watercool , which case is the best ?
The H440 or the HAF Stacker 935?
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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 6:18:52 AM

Corsair 900D Supertower
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 6:26:49 AM

It costs as much as two haf stacker 935's so it's out of the question , i don't have the money for that
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a c 309 U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 6:39:11 AM

Just seeing how much money you really had :) 

Stacker then, the compartment at the top may be of great use to you.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2014 6:44:15 AM

I mean i can afford it , but i'd have to sacrifice some stuff that i really don't want to
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June 8, 2014 6:46:02 AM

if you can put in the money for the 900D, that would be your best option of case, cooling and support is unbelievable. Just a suggestion.
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