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#1 Pteroduck

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:10 PM

Hey guys once again, I'm asking advice for a friend.

He's getting an Asus 1440p monitor to play games on and a 1080p monitor on the side to look at stuff.
Which video card would benefit him the most? It's an awkward set-up, that's why I'm coming here to ask. Does that extra monitor make any difference?



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:22 PM

Budget max?


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:40 PM

450 but he's willing to add or lower depending on each card's pros & cons



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

I sometimes use  an extra monitor to keep my temp programs and cpu/memory usage on so I know how hard a game will stress my rig.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

Gigabyte R9 290


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:31 PM

Gigabyte R9 290


I would not buy the 290 with the reference cooler. The aftermarket coolers should be around very soon.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:51 PM

Ah ok. Whats the difference between the 290 and 290x? Is it the same as a K on intel CPU's and a Black vs non-black on AMD cpus?



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:06 PM

Ah ok. Whats the difference between the 290 and 290x? Is it the same as a K on intel CPU's and a Black vs non-black on AMD cpus?


I hear not alot, but the 290X is better...many say it's very close though

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:51 PM

Ah ok. The card seems promising. I can eliminate the heat and loud noise issue with the nzxt GPU mount and a aio watercooler eh?



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:14 PM

Ah ok. The card seems promising. I can eliminate the heat and loud noise issue with the nzxt GPU mount and a aio watercooler eh?

Certainly a possibility


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:08 PM

Maybe that can lead to better overclockability and my friend giving me some props :rolleyes:



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:17 PM

What does he want to run at 2560x1440? A 290 could be massive overkill...

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