Originally Posted by batman900
If we are talking stock 290x then I'd vote Classified 780. However I would grab a good aftermarket 290x with a better cooler over the 780 any day. The stock 290x just seems like great tech that was cheaped out on at the last minute. The Classified is a well thought out beefed up card with quality components. Is it a bit overpriced though? Yes.
As I have already said: "my intention is going for watercooling, so I don't care about the temperatures of the stock/custom heat sinks".
Obviously with EK waterblock
Originally Posted by DampMonkey
I think not having enough info on what the 290x can do under water is enough of a reason to wait it out, rather than buy a 780. Even more so because the ti is right around the corner. People who are making purchases of 780s or 290x right now are doing so because they have their reasons, but if you are indecisive, waiting is the best idea to make the choice.
I should mention I have a 290x with a waterblock, so im one of the people who didn't wait
Me too... probably I can't wait anymore.
But what are you waiting for?, let me see some bench results
A 780ti Classified will arrive late, too late for me.