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I have (almost) enough money to get a R9 280x. Now, looking at reviews, benchmarks, etc I've noticed that it performs the same, if not better than nVidia's GTX 770, and AMD's card is (in my case) $100 cheaper exactly.

My question to you folks is, what would be the best card to buy out of the 280x line. Im kinda picky, and i want the card to look good, and perform well. And, if im lucky, be able to have a backplate bought separately from the manufacturer.

Quick summary, looking at getting a 280x, not sure which one. Going for looks and performance, (i know i know) and my PC is themed black/blue.



Thanks all.

Btw, this is the website i will be purchasing the card from, take a look.

http://www.pccasegear.com

EDIT: Forgot to mention, my budget is give or take $400 AUD.
Edited by Crowe98 - 10/10/13 at 3:50am
    
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post #2 of 38
get the asus radeon r9 280x Matrix platinum, best one on there imo.
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get the asus radeon r9 280x Matrix platinum, best one on there imo.


Forgot to mention, $400 flexible budget.
    
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flex a bit and grab the matrix platinum tongue.gif
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flex a bit and grab the matrix platinum tongue.gif

Well well, at the moment i have $310 sitting in my wallet, im expecting around another $60 -ish to be coming soon, then just a bit of waiting and i should be at my $400 mark. So, $469 doesn't really work for me at this time.
    
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I'd grab this Vapor-X personally, as 3-slot coolers (like the matrix) make future Xfire configs harder

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1559&products_id=25327
    
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sell that 6850 for an extra 69 tongue.gif lol

are you air cooling? if so and you absolutely cant grab the matrix platinum, imo gigabyte has the best air coolers.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by szeged View Post

sell that 6850 for an extra 69 tongue.gif lol

are you air cooling? if so and you absolutely cant grab the matrix platinum, imo gigabyte has the best air coolers.

Yeh but dat blue pcb tho...

Edit: wow okay the Vapor-X has a blue pcb too... ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCUII TOP 3GB now in 1st position imo
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Yeh but dat blue pcb tho...

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Yeh but dat blue pcb tho...

well he did say blue was in his build scheme rofl lachen.gif

if that blue pcb doesnt bother him, out of all cards i have benched on air(which isnt many anymore, i only do water now lol) the gigabyte windforce cards have had the coolest temps and lowest noise.
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