Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
Originally Posted by barkinos98
I bought like 50k IFC months ago for $5, go ebay
I've yet to read it booming up so im still keeping it as a sunny day fund
I'll be getting 7 on each bord but people say it might be hard to make them all work, I might go with 3 rigs after all but i was planning to install 1050W psus (2 of them) but I guess I'll just make 4 rigs with 1 each psu it seems better.
Also I was planning to get 290s instead of 280X or 290X since 290 can be unlocked to X but 280X's being non-ref is appealing but its also too close (price wise)
So IDK myself but as it appears it'll be 290s in a garage or something
Would you pay $50 on top of a non-ref 280X to get a 290?
I was thinking of making something close to his system in my dad's workshop, he charges too much to ship to turkey which is the ultimate deal killer for me.
Experience tells me more than 3 or 4 gpus per rig is a pain in the...you know where.
For 50 more I'd go 290, without a doubt. 220w and 850-900kh/s vs 200w and 700-770kh/s.
I just checked, a 280X Matrix Platinum is the same price as a PowerColor 290. The available Asus and Sapphire ones are a tad bit more but its nothing too notable, like $20 tops.
But, on the other hand a 280X Toxic is 991TL whereas a PowerColor 290 was 1166TL. That makes the difference be $81, would you still think its worth it?
Because im either going to get 280X non-ref ones or 290's by the load. More than 4 cards per rig is kinda destroying my plans, so instead of 14 290's it'll eventually be 12 of them and yeah.
This actually is somewhat good news since i can go cheaper on the board and squeeze a FX8 in there