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Lets remember this a enthusiast class card. If you're willing to spend that much on gpu and NOT put it under water, shame on you for thinking you're an enthusiast. Personally, I never considered getting a top card before I was willing to go under water. GTX590 was my first top end card and have not ran without water, other than initial testing, since. It increases performance potential and longevity of the card. The rant about added cost to get a cooler, quieter experience over a GTX780ti sounds like a true green fan, upset that The red team has toppled a titan, and that "mad money" spent a few months ago has been beat by a $550 card.

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1440p is only ~10% lower res than 1600p. If it really matters as much as he implied; wouldn't you just get the best card? As far as i'm aware 290x competes with the aftermarket 780's and titans, and is left in the dust by aftermarket 780ti unless you're using three-screen or 4k, or perhaps 3+ cards

If he can say "shame on you for not being on water" then we can say "shame on you for having a weaker GPU" if he's not on near-4k resolutions. Cause everyone is an ultra-enthusiast enough to be running a water loop, right? Money/cost doesn't matter
Wow never imagined that my reply would be taken out of context sooo much. Here it is again, read the whole thing. See where it says "personally. It means my own opinion. And yes I'm an enthusiast. It doesn't mean I have to buy the most expensive or highest performing components available. My definition of enthusiast isn't someone that buys the best or most expensive components. It's what you do with them and how you care for them and that you have a passion for it . I go through crazy amounts of harware testing, ocing, and benching. I've had over a dozen 1100t's and 1090t's, 6990, 4- 6970's, 2 - 480's, 6870, 3- 590's, 8- 7970's 6 mobo's and many more over the last year and a half. I am not biased. I've used AMD, Intel, and Nvidia products. I just have issue with fans for the sake of the harware they own and with people thinking they're an enthusiast because they own the most expensive things. Oh by the way, I haven't spent hardly anything doing it either. Most I've spent was $425 on a used 7970. Ebay. So, lets take money out of the equation.
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^Ok.

Actually, my apologies, re-reading it seems i did take it the wrong way
Edited by Cyro999 - 11/10/13 at 7:46am
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No problem. Just tiring listening to Fanatics. I actually just ordered my second new gpu ever. R9 290. I also have a used 660ti on the way to try the physx hack. Heck, I may end up using the 660ti. Never know! tongue.gif
    
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