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XFX R9 280X for $175 after rebate or Powercolor R9 380X for $200

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Like the title says...Think it's worth spending the extra $25 for the new tech or put that $25 I can save towards something else & buy the R9 280X? thinking.gif

FYI...I'll be gaming @ 1080p. This is for my new itx-rig I'm building biggrin.gif
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Get the new tech if its only $25 more. It will be worth it in the long run
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Will I be losing out on anything special not buying the 380X over the 280X or are you just recommending due to being new gpu design? I was considering using that $25 towards a ssd.
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New Arch, More memory, less power consumption = Runs cooler.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kill View Post

New Arch, More memory, less power consumption = Runs cooler.

Gotcha ya thumb.gif Thanks biggrin.gif
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Decided to stick with this ASUS 660Ti and see how much juice can I squeeze out of it. I think I can wait until the end of the year to buy a new gpu biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

Decided to stick with this ASUS 660Ti and see how much juice can I squeeze out of it. I think I can wait until the end of the year to buy a new gpu biggrin.gif
By then who knows what will be out. biggrin.gif I wish you luck with the holding out.
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