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Old 12-10-2014, 01:44 PM   #51 (permalink)
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The 4690k is a newer CPU and odds have it in store the stock has been there since before those were released meaning they will need a bios update. The Z97 will not.

Thought I posted a 280 for less than 200 bucks. That's a good price. Guy selling a 7970 here for 150 or something like that. Another good price.
Just peeped at that Thread but unfortunately i do not trust XFX. I bought one a while ago and it crashed on me after like 4-5 years.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:02 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Just peeped at that Thread but unfortunately i do not trust XFX. I bought one a while ago and it crashed on me after like 4-5 years.
So? That's a pretty good lifespan. Most people replace their GPU every 2-3 years to stay current.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #53 (permalink)
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are you telling me that all GFX cards have that same life span?!? If I bought the 970 even tht will die after 5 years?!?! I assumed the more money i invested the longer the lifespan!
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:32 PM   #54 (permalink)
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No that's not what I'm saying. A graphics card can last from 6 months to 10 years. Just luck of the draw really and how well you take care of it, no OCing, blah blah. I have a Trident VGA ISA card that's working and as old as I am, but in 2010 I went through 4 5770s that died within a few days. What I'm saying though, is if you get 5 years out of a card that's good still. Most people upgrade every 2-3 years anyways if they're buying midrange cards.
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Yes some last longer than others, A GTX9800+ (I think that's what it is) made when XFX had Nvidia cards was sold to a friend back when I got a GTX285 and wouldn't you know it Hes still using it lol I don't even know how old but thinking I sold it back in 09
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:27 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Yes some last longer than others, A GTX9800+ (I think that's what it is) made when XFX had Nvidia cards was sold to a friend back when I got a GTX285 and wouldn't you know it Hes still using it lol I don't even know how old but thinking I sold it back in 09
2008. I bought one in September of that year and it's still working.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #57 (permalink)
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ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

Does this seem like a good deal?
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Cheaper.
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The one I posted comes out to be 170 with online coupon I got. But I am also debating if i should get the 7970 from the guy selling it on the forums. the things i am not sure with the forums guy is that 1) dont know how old the video card is....can die any day..... 2) will it fit in my tower RAIDMAX Astro ATX-268WB Black 0.7mm Japanese SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
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I don't think the 7970 will fit in that.
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