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I was planning on getting an rx480, but I found a AIB visiontek 290 for 150$ and it's feeling kinda hard to pass up at that price/performance

Thoughts? Should I go for it?
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Just today I spontaneously pulled the trigger for a VTX3D R9 390 (same everything then the Visiontek/Powercolor cards) for 200 Euros and free Total War Warhammer. Also planned to buy a aftermarket 480, but just sick of waiting.

I say go for it (if you have some good airflow in your pc going biggrin.gif), aftermarket Rx 480s will probably be like 270$ and around the same speed.
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Originally Posted by julizs View Post

Just today I spontaneously pulled the trigger for a VTX3D R9 390 (same everything then the Visiontek/Powercolor cards) for 200 Euros and free Total War Warhammer. Also planned to buy a aftermarket 480, but just sick of waiting.

I say go for it, aftermarket Rx 480s will probably be like 270$, but only if you have some good airflow in your pc going biggrin.gif

i have great airflow....Im gonna do it i think, 150$ for a 290 is just way to good
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Yeah, really good price. Probably gonna undervolt mine...considering that cooling solution definately isnt the best.
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post #5 of 15
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I pulled the trigger, as much as I want an RX480 my want for a good cheap card over powered that lol

got this for 150$ with shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129279
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Amazon has RX480 for $179 after rebate. That seems like a better deal than a 290 for $150. Just my thought on the matter.

The 290 is great (I have one), but it's a hot, inefficient little beast.

EDIT - nevermind, it's a 380X lol. It was the first search term at amazon and I didn't look closely enough. My bad!
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post

Amazon has RX480 for $179 after rebate. That seems like a better deal than a 290 for $150. Just my thought on the matter.

The 290 is great (I have one), but it's a hot, inefficient little beast.

EDIT - nevermind, it's a 380X lol. It was the first search term at amazon and I didn't look closely enough. My bad!

It's ok I made that mistake too and almost got it xD

I had to double check before I bought that 290 to make sure I read it right lol
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depends how high can OC that 290 and if you play at 1080,1440 or 2160
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depends how high can OC that 290 and if you play at 1080,1440 or 2160

1080p, and that be my resolution for some time. Idk yet how well it'll OC, we'll see. At 150$ I'm pretty interested to see how well it does
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A 290 is slightly faster, that's something to remember.
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