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I have the option to buy (2) 290x @ $650 each (damn tax)... Thoughts on that? Do I pull the trigger? Or wait until I find 290s - specifically without damn tax...? Will I be able to make some of it back mining?
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Originally Posted by Jack Mac View Post

Actually I changed my mind again lol, I went on NCIX to check the prices and ordered an XFX 290 DD for $2 more than the 780 would have cost me on Amazon now that Amazon charges tax in NC.

that was a quick return lol i got a good laugh outta this!!! biggrin.gif
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A very brief, 20 minute leave lol. I really don't want to go back to Nvidia.

you and me both...it's not that i will never go back, but right my experience amd card have been nothing but amazing with a few hick ups here and their.....between image quality, scaling and raw gpu power whats not to like thumb.gif
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I think I don't want to go back because I can't fathom paying for a slower card to save $2.
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So, I pulled the trigger... Dammit, I'm so pissed.. (2) 290x at $650 each... Some guy bought all (4) 290s he had in stock THIS MORNING... Bastids! Well, I guess I can only hope for hynix, high hashes, and high resale value, h-right? ;c)
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I think I don't want to go back because I can't fathom paying for a slower card to save $2.

I picked 290 also but is the 780 a slower gpu? When 290 released the selling point was that it is almostas fast as a 780 but costs $100 less. Have the custom coolers changed this equation?
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trust me the 290 is faster but not by much
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Currently TIM only on the VRMs & I'm using thicker pads. Your VRM1 remain below core even if overclocked?
Are you using tim and thermal pads ? If so where on the pcb you would add tim and on what pads ?
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My VRM 1 temp is usually always higher then my core temp for me on water. After 1 hour of BF4, I'm usually sitting around 42c core / 54c VRM. XSPC water block here.
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Still waiting for my visiontek orders to ship. Ordered on monday and the orders are still in "confirmed" status. The site says it takes 5-8 days to ship. I can't hardly wait. tongue.gif
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