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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

At $399 the 290 was THE bang for buck GPU

Now I'd get the 780 if not planning to mine

MSI R9 290 Gaming is $470 on Amazon, prime item so free shipping. That's the only R9 that makes sense to me right now, with the prices available to me. All the other r9 cards are significantly more expensive than the 780.
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(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k Asus Maximus VII Gene Powercolor PCS+ AXR9 290 Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial m500 SSD LG GGC H20L Bluray/HDDVD combo drive Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro all copper Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 radiator 
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Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 280 radiator Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3 290X Windows 8.1 Qnix QX2710LED 27" 2560x1440 monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K360 wireless keyboard EVGA 1000w P2 Phanteks Enthoo Primo white Logitech Performance MX wireless mouse 
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(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4670k Asus Maximus VII Gene Powercolor PCS+ AXR9 290 Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial m500 SSD LG GGC H20L Bluray/HDDVD combo drive Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro all copper Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 radiator 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 280 radiator Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3 290X Windows 8.1 Qnix QX2710LED 27" 2560x1440 monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K360 wireless keyboard EVGA 1000w P2 Phanteks Enthoo Primo white Logitech Performance MX wireless mouse 
AudioOther
Cyber Acoustics 3602a Western Digital Red 6tb HDD 
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post #12 of 13
If you can get a 290 at $400, then go for a 290. If not, get the 780 (EVGA ACX for example) because they can overclock to match a 780ti at stock speeds. The only exception is if you want to switch to AMD just because you want too, or you plan on mining.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Doogiehouser View Post

If you can get a 290 at $400, then go for a 290. If not, get the 780 (EVGA ACX for example) because they can overclock to match a 780ti at stock speeds. The only exception is if you want to switch to AMD just because you want too, or you plan on mining.

^this. 780. you just need to oc it a bit to match a 290 and the 3GB should last awhile.
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