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What would justify spending money to upgrade from a gtx 680 to "something close to a 780" Do you have games that are unplayable or is your card crapping out or somthing

oh sorry I forgot to mention I am going to do a build for a family member who likes AMD over Nvidia but likes the performance of my GTX 680 so I suggested a 780 but like I said his first choice is AMD for gpu and intel for cpu. sorry I didn't say this in my first post, doh.gif
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I went from 780 to R9 290 so yeah they're pretty much neck and neck tongue.gif
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Oh, okay well that makes more sense
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290 is your option. Do get a Hawaiian with an different cooler though thumb.gif.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131569 $400 brand new R9 290 will run equal or beat it in some games.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131569 $400 brand new R9 290 will run equal or beat it in some games.


wow that's funny, the one you linked is the one I told him to consider for his build I am putting together for him.
even though it has a few bad reviews but they sound like it was more user problems then gpu problems.
thanks.
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wow that's funny, the one you linked is the one I told him to consider for his build I am putting together for him.
even though it has a few bad reviews but they sound like it was more user problems then gpu problems.
thanks.

Ive found 90% of bad reviews for computer hardware are people who don't know what they are doing, or have in-proper PSU, or are just bad troll-fanboys bashing products for no reason.

If he can spend another $20, the MSI Gaming always gets good praise.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127774
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The MSI Gaming cooler works pretty good too:




http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127774
Edited by wermad - 4/16/14 at 8:46pm
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well his wife just approved a little more money for the build so he likes this one, I am a all air cooling person but I have put together full liquid systems for others.
opinions on this please.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131568
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well his wife just approved a little more money for the build so he likes this one, I am a all air cooling person but I have put together full liquid systems for others.
opinions on this please.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131568

Heh if you want , can get a reference ASUS on newegg for $550, and an EK block thats the same they have on that for like $100, saves you $50
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