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Decided to put little extra cash in pot now.. I can't decide on one of these cards or to wait, but waiting 4 or 5 months is out of the question..

I can get a XFX Radeon R9 290 for $399 cad
or a 280x various brands in $360 range
or a Zotec 770 amd for $349

Should I grab 290 now and be happy. Only for 1080p gaming until I upgrade to a 27inch 1440p around Julyish... Really thinknig that xfx is decent deal its $460 shipped, thats in Cad funds..
Thx..
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Man for that small of a price difference I would go 290 for sure. The 280x and 770 are good, but the 290 is in another class, especially if you plan on going 1440p.
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Yes the 290 is a good deal but i like the 770 more so its your choice.
    
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If it was between the 280x and the 770 i would prolly go with 770, tho that club 3d Royalqueen was nice.. But 290 only 60 more then 770 , I think I made my mind up.. ^^
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post #5 of 6
1440 in the near future . . . yah, 290 is a no brainer.

edit: don't forget the free 3 games.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/24/14 at 6:41am
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1440p = get a 290. You could also get a used one for ~$350, some manufacturers do the warranty off the serial number instead of proof-of-purchase. (Gigabyte, MSI, ASUS i believe)
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