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NV 780 GTX buyers remorse from AMD 290X card

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SolMiester

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I can guarantee you that any card will throttle, or event die if you set the fan too low. It doesn't take genius to spot the fact that in not a single scenario you "listed" the fan topped out?
How about backing your claims?
Already posted the link in another thread...
 

SpeedKing

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Pricing in Australia has always been bad. Even when the AUD was at parity with the USD, we would still pay on average 30% more like we did when 1 AUD == 0.7 USD. Someone along the supply chain has been pocketing 30% in pure profit but this could be anywhere along the supply chain.

I purchased a 780 a few months ago and had previously been running a 5870 since 2009 I couldn't be happier. Yes I did pay more that I would in a month or two time, but I have had the card for a few months, so the extra cash I paid is worth not having to wait. Heck my local distributor gave me a pretty good deal on a second 780 since the Ti has been announced so as of today I have two of them.

My last computer (Q9550, 8GB, 5870) lasted over 5 years, so if my new rig (sig below) lasts as long or longer then I will be more than happy.

15 years ago I would upgrade my computer every 2 to 3 years, now it is every 5 to 6 years so a couple of hundred spread over that time period isn't all that much.

It is good that AMD have come out competitive with the 290X to knock nVidia's prices down though. Competition is always a good thing for the consumer.
 

krumme

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Pricing in Australia has always been bad. Even when the AUD was at parity with the USD, we would still pay on average 30% more like we did when 1 AUD == 0.7 USD. Someone along the supply chain has been pocketing 30% in pure profit but this could be anywhere along the supply chain.

I purchased a 780 a few months ago and had previously been running a 5870 since 2009 I couldn't be happier. Yes I did pay more that I would in a month or two time, but I have had the card for a few months, so the extra cash I paid is worth not having to wait. Heck my local distributor gave me a pretty good deal on a second 780 since the Ti has been announced so as of today I have two of them.

My last computer (Q9550, 8GB, 5870) lasted over 5 years, so if my new rig (sig below) lasts as long or longer then I will be more than happy.

15 years ago I would upgrade my computer every 2 to 3 years, now it is every 5 to 6 years so a couple of hundred spread over that time period isn't all that much.

It is good that AMD have come out competitive with the 290X to knock nVidia's prices down though. Competition is always a good thing for the consumer.
I look at it the same way. Buying gfx or cpu is not an investment but for pleasure. You bought your prior cpu and gfx at a very fortunate time - we know that now. This time you were a little unlucky about the timing of the gpu. But who could know and 2 months of better gaming is nice. You will have plenty of years of good gaming with your rig. No need to cry about the past.
 

SpeedKing

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If I had paid AU 1300 for a titan, right now I would not be happy. You could see the Titan debacle happening a mile off though.
 

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