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Poll Results: Which way should I go? (new poll for updated options)

 
  • 22% (2)
    R9 295x2
  • 55% (5)
    get a second, matched Gigabyte R9 290X OC
  • 22% (2)
    PowerColor Devil 13 R9 290X2
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post #11 of 53
2 used 290s and wait for next gen
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Dude im curious, if you dont mind me asking, what do you do for a living that you can buy this GPU set up and say
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Budget isn't a huge concern

i would do some unimaginable things for that set up rolleyes.gif
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Dude im curious, if you dont mind me asking, what do you do for a living that you can buy this GPU set up and say

It's more of I haven't spent money on anything big in many months so I have quite a nice "buffer" of money with which to fiddle with different card setups, which is part of how I ended up with 4 290xs to begin with (EBay so addictive man lol)
     
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post #14 of 53
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That's actually exactly something I keep coming back to. Even if I get the Titan Z for under 2500, the R9 295x2 is still cheaper, and performs the same. Then I think "but where would I put the R9 295x2's radiator?" Lol its a vicious cycle.
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That's actually exactly something I keep coming back to. Even if I get the Titan Z for under 2500, the R9 295x2 is still cheaper, and performs the same. Then I think "but where would I put the R9 295x2's radiator?" Lol its a vicious cycle.

What case you have? if u don't have a case with front 240 space. get one.. there are two cases that are awesome for cheap Nzxt h440 and the entho pro .. or the 250$ entho primo


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Dude im curious, if you dont mind me asking, what do you do for a living that you can buy this GPU set up and say
i would do some unimaginable things for that set up rolleyes.gif


i felt it's in appropriate to ask that biggrin.gif... for me a 300$ GPU = 8 month of saving.. and i've a full time job as a construction engineer ! frown.gif
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I have an Enermax Fulmo GT (see signature) but at the moment I'm planning on moving my PSU back to the bottom of my case so that I can mount the H110 cooling my CPU properly at the top of the case. It has plenty of room but nowhere really to mount the R9 295x2's radiator. Maybe at the rear fan but then it'd be intaking warm air unless I reverse it to intake from the back. Pic in thumb form (from the QuadFire testing):

     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HoneyBadger84 View Post

I have an Enermax Fulmo GT (see signature) but at the moment I'm planning on moving my PSU back to the bottom of my case so that I can mount the H110 cooling my CPU properly at the top of the case. It has plenty of room but nowhere really to mount the R9 295x2's radiator. Maybe at the rear fan but then it'd be intaking warm air unless I reverse it to intake from the back. Pic in thumb form (from the QuadFire testing):


man.. with such money and no budget .. why go for the cheap option..

Want my opinion. Build a Dream Rig. get a good case. the entho primo is just a beauty and not that expensive .. it's like 249.99$.. Go for a full custom loop which will cost you like 500$ with the 295X2 water block.. dual 360 Rads. Some PVC tubing .. just get busy and build a rig that you will love looking at biggrin.gif
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I don't mind my computer as it is now in terms of case, it's nice and roomy, I recently had my CPU loop pump die which is why I have a H110 in there as a temporary fix til I can do a whole new loop. As for the budget, that was refering to budget for the card/cards is not an object here. I don't fancy going liquid cooling on the GPUs as I have a habit of upgrading video cards far too often to go through the hassle of liquid cooling them (there was a period where I went through 4 GTX 580s & 2 HD 6990s inside of 5 months about 2 years ago)... which adds to the r9 295x2's appeal of having its own loop ready to roll.
     
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you were going for a 2500 GPU.. with 1500 295X2 + 600 Loop + 250 Xase .. you are still in the same budget biggrin.gif with better setup drool.gif
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you were going for a 2500 GPU.. with 1500 295X2 + 600 Loop + 250 Xase .. you are still in the same budget biggrin.gif with better setup drool.gif

Right now its under $2100 (the Titan Z), and part of the assumed budget is my 3 cards reselling, but I do see your point. Doing custom liquid on GPUs scares meh though lol

Like I said about the Titan Z though that price vs performance vs the 295x2 does keep hitting me indeed.
     
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Right now its under $2100 (the Titan Z), and part of the assumed budget is my 3 cards reselling, but I do see your point. Doing custom liquid on GPUs scares meh though lol

Like I said about the Titan Z though that price vs performance vs the 295x2 does keep hitting me indeed.

all water cooling has its risks. if you know what you are doing and know hot to deals with stuff it won't be a big problem. just make sure you do the test runs and all the fittings are sung and you will be fine. i wish i can afford that 2K.. i'll 100% build a 295X2 + a water cooling setup biggrin.gif
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Intel i7 3770k GigaByte GA-Z77x-UD3H sapphire R9 290X Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
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western digital caviar blue Samsung HF-132B Corsair Sp120 Corsair AF AF120 LED 
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Alphacool ST30 AlphaCool XT45 EK supremacy Clean CSQ Full Nickel PrimoChill Advanced LTR tubing 
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Swiftech MCP50X Alphacool Cape Corp 100ml Koolance VID-290X Windows 7 Ultimate 
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X-Star Dp2710 @ 92HZ BenQ E2400HD Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate seasonic M12II 750W 
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Corsair Carbide 500R logitech G400 Cooler Master SteelSeries Syberia V2 
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intel i7 3770K Gigabyte Z77 UD3R Sapphire Radeon r9 290x Sapphire Radeon r9 290x 
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Corsair Vengeance 8GB seagate barracuda 7200 RPM 1 TB PNY 120GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 
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ek supermacy full nickel Mayhem Pastel white  Mayhem blue non stain dye ek FC r9 290x 
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ek fc r9 290x  swiftech mcp655 Koolance COV-RP450  EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240mm 
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Swiftech MCR320 360MM  Primochil ghost rigid compression fittings Primochill PETG Tubes X-star 
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Nixeus moda v2 EVGA SuperNova GS850 NZXT H440 Logitech G400 
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Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DGX 
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intel i5 4430 Asrock z78 pro 4 Sapphire 7870 XT G.Skill Aries 8GB 
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A LOT OF THEM Corsair H80 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Quickfire TK Corsair 650XT Thermale take armor revo 4 Cooler master storm xornet 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries CKQ Steelseries Flux luxury edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k GigaByte GA-Z77x-UD3H sapphire R9 290X Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
western digital caviar blue Samsung HF-132B Corsair Sp120 Corsair AF AF120 LED 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 AlphaCool XT45 EK supremacy Clean CSQ Full Nickel PrimoChill Advanced LTR tubing 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP50X Alphacool Cape Corp 100ml Koolance VID-290X Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
X-Star Dp2710 @ 92HZ BenQ E2400HD Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate seasonic M12II 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide 500R logitech G400 Cooler Master SteelSeries Syberia V2 
Other
NZXT LED strip 
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