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R9 290 crossfire or GTX 780Ti

Hi Guys I'm in the process of mapping a whole new build and I am sorted and decided on everything, I've review to the nuts almost every aspect.

where I come stuck is the GPU, my budget for this part is £600 also give or take a few pounds

I had my heart set on 2x MSI GTX 770 (4GB) in SLI then I watch the video in the link below

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bf4+amd+vs&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=85E218C96DE0362BBF7B85E218C96DE0362BBF7B

OC3D (legends)

I have had my eyes opened frames per second on the R9 290 beats the GTX 770 and there around roughly the same price

so that's the GTX 770's out the picture (no pun intended :D)

There is a 1x frame more per second on BF4 running ultra and everything maxed out on the R9 290X so is really not an option as it's £150 on top of the R9 290

so here is the question!

2x R9 290

or

GTX 780 Ti

please give reasons for your answers and which variation of the card(s) would you pick?
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    The 2x r9 290's would be better performance...They will also produce A LOT more heat so make sure you get an aftermarket cooled card and also you will be using a fair amount more power - so your PSU must be able to support them so you would need something like a decent quality 850w or higher psu where as the single gtx 780 ti would require a decent quality 650w. What resolution monitor/monitors will you be using?
  2. A 780 ti doesn't offer a significant performance boost over a single r9 290, meaning if you get 2x r9 290's you will get better performance (Assuming games have crossfire support).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202080&cm_re=r9_290-_-14-202-080-_-Product
  3. The question is not whether the r9 290 in CF will beat a 780ti, but whether this build is it or do you plan to upgrade?
  4. Derza10 said:
    The 2x r9 290's would be better performance...They will also produce A LOT more heat so make sure you get an aftermarket cooled card and also you will be using a fair amount more power - so your PSU must be able to support them so you would need something like a decent quality 850w or higher psu where as the single gtx 780 ti would require a decent quality 650w. What resolution monitor/monitors will you be using?


    I would defo get an after market oc card, with regards to heat I plan to get a Corsiar 540 AIR case which allows very gd air flow hence the name,

    power I had a an 850w Corsair Gold

    Resolution would be 2k for now
  5. Au_equus said:
    The question is not whether the r9 290 in CF will beat a 780ti, but whether this build is it or do you plan to upgrade?


    this will be it for atleast 3-4 yrs
  6. CrankiestFoZzY said:
    Au_equus said:
    The question is not whether the r9 290 in CF will beat a 780ti, but whether this build is it or do you plan to upgrade?


    this will be it for atleast 3-4 yrs


    then your best setup is the CF'd r9 290s. this setup will produce lots of heat so, in addition to what dreza said about third party coolers and PSUs, get a motherboard with at least three slots between PCIe slots and a case with high airflow.
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