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As the title states im stuck on what to go for. With my budget i can afford 2 280x's 2 gtx770's or a single gtx 780 or 290x but i cant decide and wanted some feedback on people with experience with these setups
   
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I would go with a GTX 780 or a 290X ( if cheaper than the 780). These 2 cards should give you enough grunt to drive your current resolution and are always better than 2 card setup. You could still go with a 290 and save further now than the cards are returning to their MSRP. If going with the AMD card, i'd suggest you get non-reference cards as they run cooler and quieter.
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I was thinking of tge 290x but i can pick up 280xoc xfire cards or 770oc sli Cards for the same price. Is sli and xfire really that unreliable and buggy?
   
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I can speak for CFX. Yes and no. When it works, its amazing, which is seldom. Also, the entire stuttering fiasco has not yet been sorted out entirely for the GCN 1.0 cards. Also, its just not viable to get multi card set up of previous gen rather than the latest.
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Multi-GPU setups from both sides always bring a slew of problems with them. I'd go for a single 290 (aftermarket) or 780.
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Ok so the choice is between the 290x or 780
   
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Ok so the choice is between the 290x or 780

Could you tell us what are the other system specs ?? Is it for the system that is currently in your sig ?? or is it a different system entirely ???
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Good point sorry, its for a new system specs are:

I7 4770k
MSI Z87 GD65 gamer
16gb kingston beast 2400 c11
250gb samsung evo
Corsair HX750
Corsair H100i
Coolermaster 690 III
Acer G6 24" 1080p monitor
Edited by steverebo - 4/6/14 at 3:36am
   
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Good point sorry, its for a new system specs are:

I7 4770k
MSI Z87 GD65 gamer
16gb kingston beast 2400 c11
250gb samsung evo
Corsair HX750
Corsair H100i
Coolermaster 690 III
Acer G6 24" 1080p monitor

If you would only be running this sytem on a single 1080p monitor, i'd rather just get a single 280x. Its plenty for that resolution and should be future proof. Also, if its only for gaming, 8 gb RAM should be more than enough.
Edited by huzzug - 4/6/14 at 3:48am
post #10 of 18
go with the 290. oc it 60MHz and you'll match a 290X stock. here compare it to your Titan if you still have it . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7748408

i am not saying that is my 7/24 clocks just for reference. the 280Xs or 770s will be about 30% faster with any single highend gpus.
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