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I spent a lot of time looking at either card before I became frustrated with both the wait for aftermarket coolers for the $100 markup newegg has put on 290s because of the bitcoin craze. My question is should I cancel the order I have on an EVGA 780 or should I wait for an aftermarket 290?

My rational for the time being was to use the 780 for a year or so until cards come out a both a reasonable pricepoint, and performance figure to justify spending $1000 for two,

Thoughts?
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I spent a lot of time looking at either card before I became frustrated with both the wait for aftermarket coolers for the $100 markup newegg has put on 290s because of the bitcoin craze. My question is should I cancel the order I have on an EVGA 780 or should I wait for an aftermarket 290?

My rational for the time being was to use the 780 for a year or so until cards come out a both a reasonable pricepoint, and performance figure to justify spending $1000 for two,

Thoughts?

With your resolution i would wait on the 290
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