GPU Selection.. You're thoughts

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  1. J.Dre

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    Looks like the Titan X has an official price tag of $999.
     
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    Hmm... $999...still a lot lol

    I wonder if the 390x will go as low as $599 ... it would be slaughter city if they do. AMD might take a massive chunk of their market share back, and then some.
    I doubt AMD will come out the gates at that price if it really is a Titan killer though. I'm guessing $699, perhaps even $799. My fingers are crossed it's not a hair dryer without a cooler. But with a 300 TDP the chances are pretty slim otherwise.
     
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    The 390x will launch later (obviously) for probably somewhere around $750. It's worth more than a GTX 980 for sure. I may purchasing a Titan X for my build, if I can get one tomorrow. Apparently retailers are "allowed" to sell them at 10AM EST (2PM GMT).

    A concern of mine is purchasing Windows 8.1 this late when Windows 10 is around the corner. Apparently Windows 10 is free for 12 months (if you upgrade) and then you have to buy it.
     
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    Is that for your GA or a desktop?
    I wouldn't worry too much about Windows 10 yet. Just pretend it doesn't exist, finally when it comes out you can upgrade for free if DX12 is all its cracked up to be.
    I have a feeling I'll probably be sporting a couple of 980's in due time. I have a gut feeling I won't be able to manage 2 x 390x's on air right next to each other unless I change my case which isn't an option.
     
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    How about 390X CrossFire:

    Top card reference WC
    Bottom card non-reference open air cooler

    ?
     
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    Interesting...
    That could possibly work. I think I'd have to go for a smaller 120 rad instead of the 240 for the CPU. I pretty sure the air 240 can only fit them at the front.
    So assuming the WC edition came with a 120 it could possibly fit along side the CPU rad side by side at the front.
    Do you think a 120 is enough to quench a 5820k at 4.5?
     
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    Is that 120mm rad on an AIO liquid cooler?
     
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    Yeah it would be..
     
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    Like an H60/X31/Nepton 120XL? Doubt it. Haswell-E is a monster when overclocked and and not in a good way. A big dual-tower air cooler like an NH-D14/D15 or PH-TC14PE would do a much better job if they fit.

    TBH I'm surprised you went with Haswell-E and 2 GPUs in such a small case. You'll probably have to suck it up and get 2 reference 980/980 Ti/Titan X cards. You'll need blower cards and at least a 240mm (if not 280mm) AIO for Haswell-E.
     
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