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I am looking to upgrade my GPU and am not sure what route to go. I can either get a CTX 780 for $520 or and 290x for $550. I see these cards are about the same on benchmarks but which is better when water cooled? Can the amd overcloxk better or the grx 780? It looks like I'd get a 30% increase in fps compared to my 7970.

I also thought if I should just get another 7970,used water cooled for $320? What do you guys think of that? I'd get prolly 80-90% increase for less money most likely? Let me know what you guys think.

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7970 CF, there really is no point in getting a 780or 290X. you are going to save yourself some money and get more performance.
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post #3 of 9
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Yea I was thinking 7970 cf also. Hope I can do both of them at 1200core. Mine now is stable at 1250 so if I could get another at 1200-1250 I'd be set.

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I'm going 280X CF due to the fact its almost the same price as a single 290X and has a hell of a lot more performance. And lets not forget how having two cards in one rig just makes the RIG itself look godly biggrin.gif. You really have no worries about not going 290X except for true audio (which i don't feel is going to take off as well as mantle). You have access to mantle, so i don't see why not 7970CF thumb.gif
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Sounds good. I see a few for sale on hard forum. I'll check on sale thread also and see where the best deal is. Thanks. Good luck on your new GPUs
Hope ya get golden ones

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Thank you! to you as well! hopefully you can get 1300 stable on both cards thumb.gif
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post #7 of 9
I prefer single card performance and would pick the 290x. I've had SLI and Crossfire, the fps is higher but it didn't always feel smoother. This is just IMO
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Might I suggest an r290. No x. That x cost over $100 and does not much. The 290 has that oh so fatt 512 pipe of RAM goodness that can push bigger monitors.
 
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Is $305 for a 7970+wb shipped good? He says its stable gaming at 1200 and benchmarks 1300core.

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