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Help with vid card pick for sli or crossfire

Peppered

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I can get this GTX 780 for $519
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...PID=3938566&SI

Or this GTX 780 TI for $699
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...V-GTX78TI&c=CJ


Or this R9-290 for $529
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID=

Or this R9-290X for $660
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeo...ywords=r9-290x

If I go with the AMD cards I will need to WC fro everything I have heard about the noise and heat.

The prices for the AMD card still seems way to high.

This will be the last pc I build for many years so I want to be sure i have enough gpu power to last me

I will be using this to PSU to power the system
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194105
 

Gloomy

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780 SLI is not as fast as 290 Crossfire

780Ti in SLI is equal to 290X in Crossfire

If you're going with more than two cards, I recommend the reference Nvidia cards because they have really good blowers on them. Otherwise I would go with aftermarket AMD cards.

If you can't get aftermarket AMD cards, don't buy AMD cards. The noise will be unbearable, plain and simple.

The prices are also out of whack right now. So at the moment I really recommend Nvidia.
 

Peppered

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ok thanks will I see much difference between the 780 and the 789gti in sli ?
I ask this because there is a big difference in cost.
 

Gloomy

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I personally wouldn't pay for 780Ti SLI over 780 SLI, but there is a significant performance difference.
 

Peppered

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I personally wouldn't pay for 780Ti SLI over 780 SLI, but there is a significant performance difference.
I understand and I am having a hard time deciding if I want to pay that much too.

I will be running a 2560 x 1440 to get these type of resolutions to run decent you seem to need to have beefy gpu.

IF AMD would get there price back down to wear they are suppose to be (not AMD's Fault)
I would like to consider the 290X, the extra ram and audio would be nice to have.

This may be the last PC I build I am getting older and it is getting harder to come up with the money to to build even a mid range PC so I wanted to make something that would last me for 5 -6 years. I know that is hard to do but that is what I am shooting for.

If i water cool it is going to up the price a lot and with the AMD coolers that seems to be the only viable option right Know.
 

DooKey

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Go with Ref 780s. Better cooling solution than a Ref 290 and just as fast as 290s when both are OC'd. Don't pay the miners tax.
 

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