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    replacing a dying Radeon HD 4850... equivalent performance?

    Get a Geforce GTS 450. Performs better and it fits your budget.
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    List all the GPUs you've ever owned

    9800 GTS GTX 260 SLI SAPPHIRE ATI HD RADEON 5970 ZOTAC GTX 560 ZOTAC GTX 650 MSI GTX 650 Ti Powercolor R9 270
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    AMD FX-4130 (OEM) and Asrock 990FX Extreme3 motherboard

    How tricky is it to OC with the Asrock board? I haven't heard good things about OC attempts but that board looks nice.
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    Clevo P170EM i7 Gaming Laptop

    Man, I need a new gaming laptop but I still have collect funds for it. Still, Bump for the awesome laptop.
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    card killer

    No matter what my budget is, I always try to spend good money on my PSU. I've had a whole system become useless because of one bad PSU. My recommendation is save some money and buy a nice semi-modular one.
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    Are video cards the component most prone to failure?

    I never had GPUs die but I've had a faulty ones before, had to undervolt it. I've had fans, PSUs and mobos and RAM die on me.
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    Upgrading from a laptop with a GT 540m to a 740m worth it?

    Nvidia's naming sequence can sometimes throw people off but I'm glad it worked in the end for you. More than a 50% increase in performance. That should keep her happy for a while.
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    Two video cards & two monitors

    In the nvidia control panel you can set it so the 480 is a dedicated PHYSX card. You can also tamper with the monitor settings there too.
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    Have r9 280x.... Debating going r9 290 or gtx 970:

    Getting another r9 280x would be cheaper but I've heard bad things about temps. Sell your 280x and buy a gtx 970.
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    Asus GTX 970 Strix

    That's a nice rig dude. Congrats. Just got a 770 for cheap. Will hopefully upgrade when Nvidia releases a new line of gpus.
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    Upgrading video card soon

    Get a used 290x for 300. Edit: Nvm, just realized that gtx 970 runs as well as a 290x. In that case, I agree with everyone and say you should get a new gtx 970 or buy another 270x for CF if you're on a budget.
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    Upgrading to nVidia's new graphics?

    Went from a gtx 690 to gtx 980 sli. No regrets.
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    Should I sell my 290's and upgrade to 970's or toss water blocks on the 290's?

    Make the upgrade man, you won't regret it.
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    [Tweaktown] R9 290/x price cuts begin

    My January build just got a whole lot cheaper.
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    64-Bit Firefox Poised to Launch in the Near Future

    Current fav browser is Chrome but I might give Firefox another try.
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    [TBG] The Video Card Rankings - Fall 2014

    Hmm, this tells me I should really upgrade to a 290X.
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    so I wrote a letter to AMD,

    Haha, this is great.
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    XFX R7 250E Video Card

    I heard these cards weren't really worth it. Anything lower than the 270 performed really poorly when it came to games. The r9 270 is too cheap to pass up as well.
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    GTX 980 May Lose The Performance Crown To AMD’s R9 380X in February 2015

    I for one won't be buying this but hopefully the release means cheaper r9s. Would go great for my budget builds.
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    Would a GTX 970 be a good upgrade for my rig?

    I think it's a great upgrade. I always preferred single card performance over SLI/crossfire.
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    Budget brands: how bad are they really?

    Zotac has horrible customer support. I would try to avoid them.
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    290 VS 970

    You'll save money with the 290 but the 970 is more energy efficient and it runs faster. I say to get the 970.
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    Anyone upgrading 290x to GTX 980?

    I would say its worth it. Games are becoming a lot more graphically demanding and if you have a 1440p display, it'll run pretty much anything at that resolution with a smooth 60+ fps.
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    R9 280X Load temperatures

    AMD cards tend to run hotter than their nvidia counterpart. I have a r9 270 that's heavily overclocked and it hits the same temps as you under full load. I've even had cards than ran at 90 degrees just fine.
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    [Introduction] MSI Official Rep

    Awesome, MSI is my number one goto for GPUs and mobos.
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    GTX 970 SLI, overkill for 1440p?

    No, I dont think it's overkill. Newer games are going to require a lot more powerful GPUs soon. Keep what you have man, there's no such thing as overkill for us PC gamers :)
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