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So in my situation, wanting a very good card with more VRAM for 1080p and maybe 1440p (DX11) gaming at a decent price point the 290x 390x are ideal. From what I see in that thread, it looks like it will be a future proof card with the better optimization in the new DX12 games. The 980ti is an exceptional card for DX11 games, overkill for 1080p, lower value for money and won't perform much better than cheaper cards when the DX12 games finally arrive.
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250GB 840 Evo, 250GB 850 Evo, 4TB WD Black, 1.5... NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 BenQ XL2730Z 
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Corsair AX760i NZXT H440 Blue Optical to Audioengine DAC, NAD amp, Wharfedale... 
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Originally Posted by tw2 View Post

So in my situation, wanting a very good card with more VRAM for 1080p and maybe 1440p (DX11) gaming at a decent price point the 290x 390x are ideal. From what I see in that thread, it looks like it will be a future proof card with the better optimization in the new DX12 games. The 980ti is an exceptional card for DX11 games, overkill for 1080p, lower value for money and won't perform much better than cheaper cards when the DX12 games finally arrive.
you could select a card like the r9 290/x/390 and then upgrade to a 2016 card with HBM and 16finfet

Because the performance/price is worth it(even more when you know they are rebranded like 390/x)

With DX12 amd will have benefit with Async Compute

but whenever you want to upgrade the 450/400usd+ you had saved could be used for upgrading in a year with better value than a 980ti or r9 390x
post #13 of 13
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Ended up getting the Z97 pro gamer, sapphire 390x, 16GB vengeance pro and windows 10. I couldn't decide on a cpu cooler. Was looking at the noctua D15S but it is one of the most expensive air coolers. I also don't like the thought of 1.5kg hanging off the motherboard. The NZXT kraken X61 was on sale for less than the D15 so water cooling it is. Hopefully it will fit well in the top of the h440. It seemed to get good reviews and should be completely overkill for my build.

I think the 390x should last a few years and I am hoping the rest of the system will stand up to whatever graphics cards are available then.
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4690K Asus Z97 Pro Gamer 1080 ti aorus xtreme Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x8GB 1866 CL9 
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250GB 840 Evo, 250GB 850 Evo, 4TB WD Black, 1.5... NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 BenQ XL2730Z 
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Corsair AX760i NZXT H440 Blue Optical to Audioengine DAC, NAD amp, Wharfedale... 
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4690K Asus Z97 Pro Gamer 1080 ti aorus xtreme Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x8GB 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
250GB 840 Evo, 250GB 850 Evo, 4TB WD Black, 1.5... NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 10 BenQ XL2730Z 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair AX760i NZXT H440 Blue Optical to Audioengine DAC, NAD amp, Wharfedale... 
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