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r9 290x reference or gtx 780 DCU2

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Ok do I go for the r9 290x reference or gtx 780 dcu2 both will be watercooled so which is the best option Ive been given the oppotunity to have either at the same price?
   
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For water, I'd go 290X. Heat is the main thing holding Hawaii cards back, so once you remove that obstacle then the 290X is really strong.
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heat is the culprit.

another vote for 290x since you are going under water.

being underwater - a 290x will walk all over a 780.
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