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Should I water cool a 290x or 780ti for my first build?

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I am about to pull the trigger for some parts and I need help deciding which GPU to get? I am getting this for demanding games at 1440p. My other specs will be an FX-8350, and 16gb of Ram.


So.

R9 290X
or
780 TI Classified

???
post #2 of 6
If you live outside the US and don't mind the occasional issues that crop up with AMD, the R9 290X is the better deal in terms of performance per dollar. The 780 Ti still comes out on top, just you pay for it. In the US, the 780 Ti without a doubt is the one I would and did grab since prices are skewed here.

If you get a 780 Ti and are planning on overclocking as well, the card you want is the EVGA Classified 780 Ti as it is the only one with voltage unlocked. Even a poor one will do better than most golden 780 Ti's from anyone else if your under water. Not much in the way of gains to be had underwater if your voltage is locked.
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780ti; more torque. lachen.gif Don't go for the water block already installed classy. They still aren't the greatest. Just get a reference one and put your own, pretty, block on it. Then post it here so we can see. wink.gif
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post #4 of 6
if you are living in the US dont bother with any amd card at the moment

if you are outside USA like for instance australia where the 290x is $650 and 780ti is $830 then go for the 290X
Edited by Spectre- - 3/2/14 at 4:28pm
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Owned both, 780 Ti all the way. It's a bit faster and just IMO feels smoother in games. I also never got driver crashes with SLI like I do with Crossfire. Yes I've formatted etc etc.
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like i said in your other thread . . . for one 1440P - Ti and oc your cpu. more than one like 3 . . . 290 X 2 or maybe 3 but that cpu will be lacking at that point.
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