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OK I found a bargain!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-x-EVGA-GTX-590-Classified-3GB-Graphics-Cards-QUAD-SLI/321244878824?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D261%26meid%3D2718163961299313980%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1088%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D161146199800%26

Should I buy these?
post #12 of 13
590 sli benchmarks at ~13k on 3dmark whereas the 290x benchmarks at ~23k, and the 770 SLI is ~17k. not sure it's a bargain.
Edited by bombastinator - 11/15/13 at 11:36am
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4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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post #13 of 13
OP a R9 290 is a good upgrade from dual GTX 480 cards. get a custom cooler like accelero xtreme iii or gelid icy vision. the alternative is to wait for custom versions like asus dcii top or his iceq x2 to launch. the big advantage is having the 4GB VRAM. the 1.5 GB VRAM on GTX 480 would really limit at 5760 x 1080.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqa-x0xw39k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1RYjETWR7U
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-review-benchmark,3659-19.html
http://www.overclock.net/t/1437634/installation-guide-tips-of-rev-2-icy-vision-on-r9-290x
Edited by raghu78 - 11/15/13 at 7:53pm
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