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So im about to build myself a custom pc desk so I decided to go ULTIMATE

Build log will be up in November

Anyway I ran into a problem  with GPU selection I will be using a 1440/1600p monitor as well as 2 1080s on each side so I needed to go ultra on the GPU stuffs

but my roadblock is that since im going to spend a ton on GPUs anyway I cant decide between the 295x2 or the 980s

System specs are 

Core I7 5820k

Gigabyte G1 Gaming X99

GPU [to be decided]

256gb Samsung Evo

4tb WD Black

EVGA 1000G2

Custom pc desk [8ftx4ft] maple and glass

Awesome watercooling loop 

2 EX560mm XSPC Rads

2 Phobya Balancer 250 reservoirs

90 degree fittings

clear straigt tubing

2 Swiftech D5 Pumps

Red Dye

Corsair K95 RGB

Deathadder 2013

Behrdynamic dt990s

Hyperx clouds

16x Noctua Af-a14 fans ik crazy  but i wanted to go push pull

8x af120 quiet edition fans

various fan controllers\

 

and thats all I think

thanks for ur input

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k well the 980s perform better and use less power and they have drivers that work :)

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If it's for the same price the 980s are a better choice. 

I can get a r9 295x2 on tigerdirect for 807.00

but the 980s are 1100.00 on everything even if i can find them at that price

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I can get a r9 295x2 on tigerdirect for 807.00

but the 980s are 1100.00 on everything even if i can find them at that price

how about 970's sli better than 295's and 700 dollars

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Yup 980s all the way, whatever Nvidia or AMD, 2 GPUs on the same PCB it's the last thing you want for gaming purpose.

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I had the R9295X2 and sent it back immediately. That thing draws stupid amounts of power, runs insanely hot and is really loud.

 

980s all the way!

 

What.

The R9-295X2 uses an AIO "hybrid" liquid cooler. Fanboy troll?

 

With that aside, GTX 980 in SLi without a doubt.

  • Performs better (arguable at high resolutions in some situations)
  • MUCH lower power draw
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are there any good water blocks available yet for the 980?

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i think u should go for 980s SLI , it is far more superior then R9 295X2  when u install waterBlock on it . it has less heat , lower power consumption , NEW FEATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like DirectX12 support and Super Dynamic Resolution (SDR) Dat FEATURE IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .

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I had the R9295X2 and sent it back immediately. That thing draws stupid amounts of power, runs insanely hot and is really loud.

 

980s all the way!

I think you are laying and trolling.

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Personally I would go with the R9 295X2 because it's cheaper and I want AMD features.

 

Reasons to choose the 980 Sli:

 

1.Lower power consumption, it's better than the R9 295X2 by roughly 212 Watts.

2. Lower Noise, compared to the R9 295X2 it's about 6 dB lower.

3. You get Geforce experience and all the new features.

4. You get G-sync

 

 

Reasons to choose the R9 295X2:

 

1. It's water cooled.

2. You get Raptr and AMD features like TrueAudio.

3. You get Mantle support.

4. You get Adaptive V-sync.

5. It's cheaper.

 

Source: 980

Source: R9 295X2

 

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Well I don't want to talk about future proofing but it has to be said, the 295X2 has 8GB VRAM and the 980's have 4 

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Personally I would go with the R9 295X2 because it's cheaper and I want AMD features.

 

Reasons to choose the 980 Sli:

 

1.Lower power consumption, it's better than the R9 295X2 by roughly 212 Watts.

2. Lower Noise, compared to the R9 295X2 it's about 6 dB lower.

3. You get Geforce experience and all the new features.

4. You get G-sync

 

 

Reasons to choose the R9 295X2:

 

1. It's water cooled.

2. You get Raptr and AMD features like TrueAudio.

3. You get Mantle support.

4. You get Adaptive V-sync.

5. It's cheaper.

 

Source: 980

Source: R9 295X2

I will be watercooling so no noise [almost with dem noctuas :]

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PLEASE, Post pics of your desk/case.

I will when I finish :P

still have to order the glass for the top its gonna be like 250 bucks

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Well I don't want to talk about future proofing but it has to be said, the 295X2 has 8GB VRAM and the 980's have 4 

 

The R9-295X2 has 4GB of VRAM per GPU, so it's the same as the GTX 980 with 4GB.

In Crossfire / SLi, the data is mirrored onto each GPU.

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I will be watercooling so no noise [almost with dem noctuas :]

So you decided the 980's that will be pricey.

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Just my personal experience. 

 

And no i'm not a nvidia fan boy. I wasn't comfortable with that card in my system, but if he doesn't mind all those things then go get it. It runs games fantastically.

Ohh,, I didn't say you are a fanboy I said you are trolling and laying which maybe I'm wrong, but how do you get the R9 295X2 to be loud, where do you live ?

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The fan on the card itself was pretty loud, but again i am a bit of a quiet freak.

 

Was this in your prodigy rig? If so, then I know why it was loud for you. For some reason, when the card is on its side or upsidedown the fan bearing tends to compress oddly and makes a noticeable amount of noise. When the card is facing the right way it is near silent though, I have to press my ear to my case to hear it. My ceiling fan is louder than my computer.

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The fan on the card itself was pretty loud, but again i am a bit of a quiet freak.

Seems reasonable, what is the 980 like ?

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Eh, at 1440p/1600p the 980s would be a better choice.

For 4k the 295x2 performs almost exactly the same, and it's way cheaper.

 

I'd go 2 980s, it should be more than enough. Just leave enough room on your power supply for a third in the future if two isnt enough

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