MiddleFinger77 Apr 18, 2014 @ 1:42pm
Out with the Old,In with the New.
So Ive decided to sell my old stuff aka a pair of Radeon 6970s (2gb) the money I get from these guys iam gonna use towards the purchase of a Radeon R9 290 x! iam really hyped-up about it as I never owned such a powerful gpu before!......According to the charts ive been reading the 290 x is on par with the Dual gpu and Monster of a video card aka Gtx 690 for half the price! .......My 2 6970s will get me $250 dollars plus I put up my Track-ir 5 for sale as well so In the end I would need to add $200 dollars to finally get this bad-boy, What do you guys think I have a Fx 9370, Asus CrossHair Formula Z, Corsair h100 i, 1000 watt Corsair Hx psu, Still havent bought the Case yet but thats easy.The thing that has me worried the most is the Gpu, I dont wanna mess up here on account of the price or have any regrets later. I also own a Gtx 580 which I think is Overall faster then my Radeon 6970 so I wont miss them too much. Do you guys think ill be happy with the R9-290 X? Thank you.


I know its overKill Radeon R9-290 X for a 1920x1080 Monitor but I will upgrade the Monitor as well soon hopefully? I cant afford a 4k monitor just yet but I think I can step-up to the 2560x1600 iam almost positive! ....... I dont think these cards have a problem those resolutions with max settings right>?
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Tris125's Laptop Apr 19, 2014 @ 2:26am 
Originally posted by Fx 9370@5ghz:
I know its overKill Radeon R9-290 X for a 1920x1080 Monitor but I will upgrade the Monitor as well soon hopefully? I cant afford a 4k monitor just yet but I think I can step-up to the 2560x1600 iam almost positive! ....... I dont think these cards have a problem those resolutions with max settings right>?

Nah, it's not overkill. Overkill is subjective; it would be overkill if you wanted to play minecraft at the lowest settings. IMO, untill a single graphics card can max out today's games at 1080p (8xAA, 16xAF above 60), which most can't do, no GPU is overkill. :)
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time goblin Apr 19, 2014 @ 4:42am 
coming as a gtx690 user myself. i considered getting the 290x myself but chose the 690 instead.the 690 has as much grunt as the 780ti which is faster than the 290x, and it can be had for cheaper ( £400 when i bought it, the 290x was £480)
its a good GPU though anyway its well featured and has a good core. it suffers massivly from low build quality however, heat issues, and power consumption.
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MiddleFinger77 Apr 19, 2014 @ 7:17am 
Yeah but the 780 ti is $720 dollars vs the Radeon R9 290 x s $495. Actaully in all honesty id perfer to get the 780 ti but theres no way in hell I can drop $700 + dollars for a gpu! Those that can I sallaute you. Even $495 is pushing it for me and I had to sell my old equipment in order to fund it. And lmao @ Minecraft at lowest settings- Isnt it already on lowest settings? That game just gets on my last Nerve-MineCraft!
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