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GTX 780 Ti SLI, R9 295x2, Wait for GTX 880 or Wait for R9 295x?

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August 3, 2014 5:40:16 AM

Hello there, I'm in dire need of help. I do all sorts of things that require tons of GPU power, possibly run on high solutions and whatnot.
I don't know if I should SLI the 780 ti, get R9 295x2 (It's cheaper here than a GTX 780 Ti SLI) or just wait for the new cards to come out. (GTX 880 Coming out september-october or so I've heard, and AMD plan on releasing 295x, but don't know which specific date).

Any help appreciated.
a c 359 À AMD
August 3, 2014 6:49:24 AM

Really up to you, but I would rather crossfire 2 x R9 290 than getting the 295x2.
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August 3, 2014 7:14:48 AM

Wait for the new cards, they're supposed to be more powerful by 20%, somewhat cheaper than their 700 series counterparts and THEN you sli :p  they should come with 4gb of vram hopefully too as amd are doing it aswell
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August 3, 2014 7:17:37 AM

legend001523 said:
Wait for the new cards, they're supposed to be more powerful by 20%, somewhat cheaper than their 700 series counterparts and THEN you sli :p  they should come with 4gb of vram hopefully too as amd are doing it aswell


Yeah that was what I was thinking. SLI'ing the 800 series will be more powerful than 295x2 and cheaper!

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a b À AMD
August 3, 2014 7:19:03 AM

Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
Wait for the new cards, they're supposed to be more powerful by 20%, somewhat cheaper than their 700 series counterparts and THEN you sli :p  they should come with 4gb of vram hopefully too as amd are doing it aswell


Yeah that was what I was thinking. SLI'ing the 800 series will be more powerful than 295x2 and cheaper!



Maybe, we don't know for sure yet but I'd say that as well. if you have the patience to wait it out, you will be rewarded :p 
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August 3, 2014 7:25:56 AM

an i7-4790k will be enough to handle LoL/WoW at fair quality ye? I can stand out only playing these two games with the integrated GPU for a couple of months!
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August 3, 2014 7:29:56 AM

Ce3in said:
an i7-4790k will be enough to handle LoL/WoW at fair quality ye? I can stand out only playing these two games with the integrated GPU for a couple of months!


yeah easily, and cs go, bf3 etc
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August 3, 2014 10:58:23 AM

legend001523 said:
Ce3in said:
an i7-4790k will be enough to handle LoL/WoW at fair quality ye? I can stand out only playing these two games with the integrated GPU for a couple of months!


yeah easily, and cs go, bf3 etc


i7 4790k
MSI z97 gaming 5
Phanteks PH-TC14PE
samsung 840 evo 250gb
Cooler Master HAF X
Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Elite 2x8gb 1866mhz
Corsair RM1000 (For future-proofing, will run SLI)
WD Green WD30EZRX 3tb
Samsung SH-224DB

Is this a good build for years to come?
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a b À AMD
August 3, 2014 11:00:52 AM

Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
Ce3in said:
an i7-4790k will be enough to handle LoL/WoW at fair quality ye? I can stand out only playing these two games with the integrated GPU for a couple of months!


yeah easily, and cs go, bf3 etc


i7 4790k
MSI z97 gaming 5
Phanteks PH-TC14PE
samsung 840 evo 250gb
Cooler Master HAF X
Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Elite 2x8gb 1866mhz
Corsair RM1000 (For future-proofing, will run SLI)
WD Green WD30EZRX 3tb
Samsung SH-224DB

Is this a good build for years to come?


yeah, but mnaybe get a different psu, corsair don't make very good ones, either a seasonic,evga, or xfx will do :) 
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August 3, 2014 11:30:53 AM

So an XFX Black Edition 1050W?
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a b À AMD
August 3, 2014 11:35:32 AM

Ce3in said:
So an XFX Black Edition 1050W?


yeah that'll be excellent
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August 3, 2014 11:39:01 AM

legend001523 said:
Ce3in said:
So an XFX Black Edition 1050W?


yeah that'll be excellent


Thank you for your help. I think I can handle playing on the integrated GPU until the new maxwell GPUs are released! :) 
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a b À AMD
August 3, 2014 11:41:26 AM

ahaha you don't have long to wait :p 
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August 3, 2014 10:46:25 PM

legend001523 said:
ahaha you don't have long to wait :p 

Woah I just got offered an $800 r9 295x2. Should I get it and wait for the 900 series instead? This dilemma is real lmao
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August 4, 2014 12:01:36 AM

Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
ahaha you don't have long to wait :p 

Woah I just got offered an $800 r9 295x2. Should I get it and wait for the 900 series instead? This dilemma is real lmao


Brand new or?
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August 4, 2014 12:32:55 AM

legend001523 said:
Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
ahaha you don't have long to wait :p 

Woah I just got offered an $800 r9 295x2. Should I get it and wait for the 900 series instead? This dilemma is real lmao


Brand new or?


Brand new with receipt and warranty and everything.
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a b À AMD
August 4, 2014 12:36:27 AM

Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
ahaha you don't have long to wait :p 

Woah I just got offered an $800 r9 295x2. Should I get it and wait for the 900 series instead? This dilemma is real lmao


Brand new or?


Brand new with receipt and warranty and everything.


I'd say go for it, not every day you get offered a card of this calibre for this cheap, I've just seen some benchmarks and the card gets 80fps on ultra 4k, whereas the r9 290x and 780 ti both only get 40-ish
http://www.brightsideofnews.com/2014/04/09/amd-radeon-r...
worth a read :) 
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August 4, 2014 1:02:36 AM

legend001523 said:
Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
Ce3in said:
legend001523 said:
ahaha you don't have long to wait :p 

Woah I just got offered an $800 r9 295x2. Should I get it and wait for the 900 series instead? This dilemma is real lmao


Brand new or?


Brand new with receipt and warranty and everything.


I'd say go for it, not every day you get offered a card of this calibre for this cheap, I've just seen some benchmarks and the card gets 80fps on ultra 4k, whereas the r9 290x and 780 ti both only get 40-ish
http://www.brightsideofnews.com/2014/04/09/amd-radeon-r...
worth a read :) 


Haha okay, thank you for the answer again!
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a b À AMD
August 4, 2014 1:05:59 AM

np :) 
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August 7, 2014 7:28:07 PM

for 800 bucks that is one great deal...go for it.
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