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post #1941 of 9741
on any resolution under 1440p there is no reason to get a 290 i think , the 280x will be more then enough and a 280x CF will perform far better , 290/290x are for 4k or multi monitor or get big number in bench/epeen.
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Ah I will buy a 280x then!! With my pc, when i took it to the store they installed new ram to it also to the existing 8gb i had, so now it totals 16gb, however 2 of the 4gb sticks are corsair xmp3 ram 1.65 in xmp and the other 2 of 4gb sticks are 1.5v in xmp, im not running it in xmp thou. Would this affect my fps also and i would have to buy new ram again?
post #1943 of 9741
if you have no plan to go on higer res you better get a 280x or a 290
if you like playing with 24xSS override setting then yes get a 290x or maybe some games with a lot of mod installed can use the 4 gb vram too.
i would wait for 290 with custom cooler but it will be more expensive and if you want to add a card later it will be more expensive then the 280x too,
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Dont plan on going any higher than 1920x1080 as i cannot afford a new monitor!!

Looks like I should be getting a 280x
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for the ram i have no experience with mixxing different kind , if they are reconized, you don't get crash and it s working now then it should be ok.
you will be perfectly fine with 8 gb for gamming anyway.
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Yeah its all working fine, never had a crash nor a memory error.

Just trying to find a gpu that will fit now

I believe i only really have the choice of the gigabyte r9 280x to fit. Is gigabyte a good brand, my gigabyte 770gtx preforms horribly in ffxiv
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i have no experience with gygabyte either i m a his/asus/sapphire guy but it often down to luck more then anything , except a few flawed models that are rare , look for some review and buyer comment on the web.
and some games can have problem with amd or nvidia , you can check review for that
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Yeah its all working fine, never had a crash nor a memory error.

Just trying to find a gpu that will fit now

I believe i only really have the choice of the gigabyte r9 280x to fit. Is gigabyte a good brand, my gigabyte 770gtx preforms horribly in ffxiv

Im using a Gigabyte 7970 Ghz atm and it's a great card, keeps cool, it's fairly quiet and it's only a 2 slot cooler.

I've heard some horror stories with Gigabytes warrenty department but i have no experiance with that.

I've had Sapphire, HIS and Gigabyte cards and they have all been great (apart from my dead 290x)
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post #1949 of 9741
Just placed an order for a sapphire r9 280x, reckin i should get new ram or just see how the new video card goes? Ram is so expensive these days, 100 bucks for 8gb
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Or would a r9 270x toxic edition be a better choice?
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