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hey guys so i am ditching my 290x since i have benched the hell outta the card and i know i cant push it anymore

so after selling my 290X

ill be grabbing the 970

which is the best 970 outta these models-

Galaxy EXOC ($499)

EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 ($499)

gainward phantom ($459)

970 windforce (509)

basically gonna be benching the card till i get bored

any other models i wont mind looking at but i really dont wanna spend more than $200 ( ill be getting $300 from selling my 290X)

also these cards will be put together with the G10 so can anyone let me know if any of these cards have compatibility issue


also can get a EVGA GTX 780ti ACX around that price range
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Try waiting a bit and see what happens with the 970.
They are having issues in that they cant use all its 4g vram.
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Try waiting a bit and see what happens with the 970.
They are having issues in that they cant use all its 4g vram.

dont care about the issues

i barely play games ( starting to find them boring)


ill probs play GTA 5 and the divison

and then upgrade to Gm200/ fiji by Q2
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Why would u need such highend gpus for if ur not ganna be gaming? Even going so far as to upgrade again later? Are u only buying it to bench it?
Anyhow, cant go wrong with evga and tbh with that list, i would go with evga
Also isnt the 290x faster thsn the 970?
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Why would u need such highend gpus for if ur not ganna be gaming? Even going so far as to upgrade again later? Are u only buying it to bench it?
Anyhow, cant go wrong with evga and tbh with that list, i would go with evga
Also isnt the 290x faster thsn the 970?

idk. man

i tried to get into bf4 and i couldnt get into it that much ( still love bf3 and bf bc2)

i play shift 2 once in a while

and just play zombies if i have all my mates online at the same time ( thats pretty rare as well)
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Judging by what I have read you dont need a new GPU at all. But if you want it solely for benching then it would make more sense getting something more powerful, I would recommend the Gigabyte 980 (Windforce).
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Judging by what I have read you dont need a new GPU at all. But if you want it solely for benching then it would make more sense getting something more powerful, I would recommend the Gigabyte 980 (Windforce).

cheapest 980 is $700ish

i dont really want to spend that much
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I'd take the EXOC or Windforce

The Gainward and EVGA cards you have listed aren't really compatible with the G10 cooler; the power delivery components on both of those cards are on the left side of the GPU rather than the right side (the cooling fan won't be anywhere near the parts that need airflow)
    
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I'd take the EXOC or Windforce

The Gainward and EVGA cards you have listed aren't really compatible with the G10 cooler; the power delivery components on both of those cards are on the left side of the GPU rather than the right side (the cooling fan won't be anywhere near the parts that need airflow)

i was leaning towards the 780ti

but ill take the EXOC i guess( has a really sexy backplate)
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i was leaning towards the 780ti

but ill take the EXOC i guess( has a really sexy backplate)

Yeah man up to you really. Could also investigate any used 780Ti's floating around too
    
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