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both of my 290s are xfx and I giggled as I pushed the screwdriver through the void sticker to remove the cooler...then I thought wasnt xfx the one who had the warranty clause to be able to add waterblocks or was that only certain models
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Hey guys, I know this guy who wants to sell his 6 months old XFX 290X Double Dissipation for $270. I really wanna go for it since I'll be upgrading to 1440P monitor by summer & my 660 Ti simply won't be enough.Is it a good deal or should I save up for another card, say the 970 ?

I just sold 1 of my 290's with a full cover EK water block on it for $275, so no 270 is not a good deal.
 
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both of my 290s are xfx and I giggled as I pushed the screwdriver through the void sticker to remove the cooler...then I thought wasnt xfx the one who had the warranty clause to be able to add waterblocks or was that only certain models


Those stickers are for the world market, the North American market warranty is still a modders warranty afaik, ie. you can remove the cooler etc. That's not why I dislike XFX, it's because they cheap out on the pcb when they start making the cards themselves which is like all the cards now.
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get the 8GB, if it's $40 more. it's no brainer wink.gif.
Yes I'd get the 8gb too. I don't agree with all those who said 4gb should be enough. Yes for now maybe its enough. But 2-3 years down i bet it will not be enough. If you are spending so much on a hi end card might as well spend a wee bit more and be future proofed.I know many who suggested on toms forums to buyers 770 2gb is enough and then those people came back some time later and complained they can't max with 2gb vram and are having stuttering issues. So buy as much vram as you can afford because its never going to be enough especially since 4k is around the corner and i bet all those unoptimized ps4/XB1 ports will chew up the vram.
    
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You. do. not. have. enough. gpu juice. to. use. 8GB. even. after. 3 years.

3 Year gpus... just look at 670 and 7950s.... Just think about them 6gb and look at their gpu power now.
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You. do. not. have. enough. gpu juice. to. use. 8GB. even. after. 3 years.

3 Year gpus... just look at 670 and 7950s.... Just think about them 6gb and look at their gpu power now.

This is what I've been trying to say as well and in 3 years a 290 is going to be a turd of a card in comparison to the newer cards. Just save the money now to put towards the newer cards in the future. 8GB is a waste. 'Oh but 4GB might be enough for now, but later it won't be enough.' Yeah, and by that time a 290X won't be powerful enough to run that game.

EDIT: Not to mention DX12 is bringing support for VRAM stacking on GPUs. Eg. 2 4GB cards will equal 8GB VRAM. It will be up to game developers whether or not they want to implement this.
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This is Dying Light (1080/1440). Obviously, only 1 game though. But, something to think about...



Source: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/03/10/dying_light_video_card_performance_review/10
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You. do. not. have. enough. gpu juice. to. use. 8GB. even. after. 3 years.

3 Year gpus... just look at 670 and 7950s.... Just think about them 6gb and look at their gpu power now.

in single card, yea. 8GB only makes sense if you're doing crossfire only. Otherwise, no point to 8GB on a single GPU until a GPU can do 4K 60 FPS reliably. and i even think the Titan X is not it yet.
     
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I'm interested in getting a card that can run GTA 5 at max settings - i came across the MSI R9 290X 8GB card for a good pr - will this suffice for max setting?

 

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-1000watt p/s

 

Any advice will be greatly appreciated - thanks!

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