Originally Posted by Kuivamaa
I'd just give 80-100 extra and crossfire those 290s vs a single 780ti, but that's just me.
It did cross my mind but I'd be good with one and run BF4 on "medium" settings even for a 120Hz panel. For a less frequent future upgrade I would consider two.
Originally Posted by Robilar
I didn't realize OCN was about the "cheapest" solution? Nvidia can charge what it wants because it has the best solution. And, yes there are plenty of folks that will pay a premium for the best.
I'm not judging. I said I am
a sensible consumer and therefore 290 it probably is. If you/I would need max performance and could only choose one gpu for whatever reason, then yes you'd have to pay this premium. If graphics cards would have a considerably better re-sale values then I would consider this card. Speaking of, what do people think about re-sale values in 1 or 2 years time? Would you calculate with a flat reduction or percentage? If that difference is not big then I could spend more today.
I'm all for over the top, expensive as hell rigs. I love browsing threads full of them. This place would be boring if some didn't spend like you do, OC etc.