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    Default GTX 970 or....

    im looking at picking up a GTX 970 in the next week or so, but was wondering if there are any better alternatives in the same price range ($300-$370).

    Right now im using a hd5770 so im pretty confident this will be an improvement.
    What?

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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    Definitely nothing better in that price range.

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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    i agree for the price nothing can get beat it.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    YUp, at the moment, the GTX970 is prices very good in terms of performance to value ratio.
    While you still can get other cards at really good prices like the R9 290x at under $350 with sales or the 290 at under $250 with sales now the draw back is the 290 series cards draw a lot of power and produce a lot of heat.

    But overall, if I had to start all over again, I would go with the GTX 970.

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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    YUp, at the moment, the GTX970 is prices very good in terms of performance to value ratio.
    While you still can get other cards at really good prices like the R9 290x at under $350 with sales or the 290 at under $250 with sales now the draw back is the 290 series cards draw a lot of power and produce a lot of heat.

    But overall, if I had to start all over again, I would go with the GTX 970.
    The fact that the GTX 970 outperforms them might also be considered a bit of a drawback......

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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    YUp, at the moment, the GTX970 is prices very good in terms of performance to value ratio.
    While you still can get other cards at really good prices like the R9 290x at under $350 with sales or the 290 at under $250 with sales now the draw back is the 290 series cards draw a lot of power and produce a lot of heat.

    But overall, if I had to start all over again, I would go with the GTX 970.
    Heat? oh hell no, its hot enough here as is.
    What?

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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    The R9 290X holds its own against nVidia's newest offerings, but mostly at higher resolutions. 1440P and 4K are really the only place that an R9 290X belongs now. Even then there are a great many gaming titles that see the 970/980 pulling in the lead if only by 10% or so. That being said, in THAT specific price range it's all about what you can get your hands on, what you prefer/have more experience with, and whether or not you may run into PSU issues. The power consumption difference between the two cards will amount to a difference of like... three dollars per YEAR on your power bill, so don't fall for the hype surrounding "power savings," especially considering that even overclocking these new nVidia cards can and WILL produce some heady power consumption of its own (relatively speaking).

    TL;DR - IF you're gaming at higher resolutions and you can get a better deal on them, a 290X will work just fine for you (NON-reference cooler plz). Otherwise the 970 is the way to go.

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    She barely made it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    who thinks I can fit (shove) a fan in there for a nice push/pull setup?
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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    who thinks I can fit (shove) a fan in there for a nice push/pull setup?
    Do you have a Dremel? Do you care about the warranty on the GPU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Do you have a Dremel? Do you care about the warranty on the GPU?

    Inquiring minds want to know!
    Dremel, no. Other high speed cutting tools, yes.

    Caring about the warranty depends on what you want me to cut.
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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    My question is.....why? The H100i doesn't particularly benefit from being run in push/pull. You would be far better served by a fan upgrade.

    I can't tell from the picture, but I do hope those fans are in pull and not blowing hot air onto your graphics card.

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    Default Re: GTX 970 or....

    I wouldn't cut the GPU, (was kidding around) but push/pull has always worked out well for me. I like to change out the stock fans and put something quiet on my AIOs.
    Cougar Vortex PWM fans work for me, their airflow is fantastic and I can hear myself think with them deployed in my PCs.

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