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Yeah, I'm good with one GPU for now. Thank you so much for the help. +REP thumb.gif
Also, I just remembered I could reuse the CPU cooler from my old build, so are there any other GPUs in the $250-$300 price range that would be better than the R9 290.
well your cpu cooler has to be compatible with the LGA2011 mounting holes.

none.
post #12 of 18
Your only other option in the $250-300 range would be a fantastic deal on a GTX 970, but that would normally run you $350+. Aside from that, you could look at the 4GB 770 & 680 models, but the 290 would outpower them, on average, in the apps you listed earlier.
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well your cpu cooler has to be compatible with the LGA2011 mounting holes.

none.
It's compatible, I know to check biggrin.gif.
I could cut some more corners and raise the maximum price to $400; would I have any other options then?
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Your only other option in the $250-300 range would be a fantastic deal on a GTX 970, but that would normally run you $350+. Aside from that, you could look at the 4GB 770 & 680 models, but the 290 would outpower them, on average, in the apps you listed earlier.
I could cut some more corners and raise the maximum price to $400, but would the GTX 970 still be my only other option?
Edited by remuo - 5/17/15 at 4:48pm
post #14 of 18
Even raised to $400, GTX 970 is only other card that is in that performance envelope. Depending on what render options you use, the 4GB 770 will trade blows with the 290, but all things considered, 290 is the better card. The 970 has the ability to outpace the 290, but it is nearly twice as expensive at the present time.
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Even raised to $400, GTX 970 is only other card that is in that performance envelope. Depending on what render options you use, the 4GB 770 will trade blows with the 290, but all things considered, 290 is the better card. The 970 has the ability to outpace the 290, but it is nearly twice as expensive at the present time.
Okay, thank you all for the help biggrin.gif. I think I'll go with the 290 for now, and upgrade later on. For future reference, is this thread, Graphics Card Ranking, a roughly accurate order of the best GPUs for the applications and games I mentioned in my OP.
post #16 of 18
Yes, generally that list is correct. Some of the older dual GPU cards are ranked too highly, IMO, but otherwise gives a very accurate representation of capabilities.
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post #17 of 18
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It's compatible, I know to check biggrin.gif.
I could cut some more corners and raise the maximum price to $400; would I have any other options then?
I could cut some more corners and raise the maximum price to $400, but would the GTX 970 still be my only other option?

no still. up to 400s the best bet is a r9 290x or 290.
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Yes, generally that list is correct. Some of the older dual GPU cards are ranked too highly, IMO, but otherwise gives a very accurate representation of capabilities.
Okay, thanks.biggrin.gif
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no still. up to 400s the best bet is a r9 290x or 290.
Once again, thanks biggrin.gif.
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