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Which r9 280x card?

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just wanted to ask which one would the community recommend?
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Also wondering the same smile.gif I've been looking into all the different models avalible but it's so difficult to choose. At the moment I'm trying to decide between the MSI gaming edition or the Gigabyte windforce, both seem like decent cards.

I've also noticed a lot of good reviews for the Sapphire Vapor X though
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I reccomend the Sapphire Toxic & Asus DCu2

Sapphire Toxic - fastest 289x out the box

asus - quietest 280x
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Asus DCu2 or HIS iPower IceQ X² Turbo provided they fit in your case.
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Its either the Asus DC2T (eyefinity without active adapter cables) or Matrix Platinum for me( looks and backplate).
The Sapphire Toxic even though is the highest clocked is too ugly for my tastes and is not overclocked high enough to overcome its looks
Sapphire vapor X looks just like 7970

My views on looks are subjective you may feel free to agree or not
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HIS R9 280X IceQ X
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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I have the ASUS R9 280X and I love it. With the fan on auto it is very quiet even when gaming. I haven't overclocked the card yet b/c it runs BF4 on ultra (1900x1200) out of the box . You cant go wrong w/ this card.

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