Answered Gpu choices, advice appreciated.

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  1. Jsnatch

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    Right im now getting sick of my crossfire setup, waiting for profiles is taking the piss with AMD. used to be pretty efficient and have the crossfire patch out say a week or two after a title release now its taking a month or so... usually when ive got bored of said game release WITCHER COUGH COUGH [​IMG]

    so ive been looking at a few cards.

    The future proof - spend a little more to get a better card. (4k/1440p monitor upgrade in the future)

    980ti's
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprod ... ubcat=1402 - EVGA Superclocked "reference design" 980ti - I dunno why but i really like the reference design over the other branded 2/3fan cooling.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprod ... ubcat=1402 - Gigabyte windforce edition - always went for the windforce branded cards.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprod ... ubcat=1402 - 8Pac HaF edition

    OR

    since i dunno how long its going to take to get a 1440p/4k monitor do i just go for a lower spec card 980 and save a £100~ ?

    also im still pretty fresh when it comes to gpu's of the same model the 980s i linked, which one is best etc and is there really a difference? i read that there is less than 10% between every card across the same board?

    Thanks
     
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    Post #2 by boltlock, Jul 21, 2015 (1 points)
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    Personally I'd be going for the best I can afford now rather than what may happen in the future. Any of those cards would be fine, although I do prefer EVGA just for their superior warranty and rma support.
     
  4. Jsnatch

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    Thanks for the reply,

    I did have a little giggle after i read "I'd be going for the best I can afford now"
    ...Then i checked your sig "GPU: EVGA Titan X SC Tri-SLI "

    ;)
     
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    I would get a EVGA card because their customer support, warranty goodness and step up program combined makes them a very safe choice
     
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    Still undecided on which 980ti to go for, after reading a bit more into it the asus strix seems like the best one currently,

    but as always with pc's do i spend a bit more bug, is the do i wait a bit longer for a new release (K|ngp|n) 980ti !!!

    i think ill be waiting a while for that to be available so i might fold and pick a card this month since its my bday and all soon :D
     
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    The kingpin and classy aint worth it i would go with a ftw
     
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    ftw?
     
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    Ive folded and im going to get the classified, alot of my pc components are red and i want my matching handbag gpu haha
     
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    Thanks everybody for the replies and help its greatly appreciated.
     
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    You do realize thats its one tiny sticker on the side your not going to see....
     
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    My case is ontop of my desk with a windowed panel, can see everything inside. and i also intend to overclock it i just thought id make a bit of banter over it...
     
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    and i think it looks pretty nice! (not my pc, but still a great pic)[​IMG]
     
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    Well its your money not mine
     
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    Card ordered just a waiting game now!
     
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    Lucky bastard :D should be upgrading to a 280x very soon
     

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