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December 9, 2013 9:21:23 PM

Hi all I am building a new pc and was wondring if my build is future proof for gaming and games desinge.
I did my research and came out with this build but still some issues
1-motherbored between gigabyte ud3 rev.4 and Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0.
2- Asus R9 280X-DC2T-V2 or Asus HD7970-DC2T," R9 280x can it support 4k"
3- dose my case fit a CF configration in the future.

here is my build :

-CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core $179.99
-CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid (Newegg Override) $94.99
-Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ $179.99
-Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $39.99
- G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $39.99
- G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $39.99
-Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD $159.99
- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $79.98
-Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB $346.84
-Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower $83.99
-Power Supply EVGA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V $169.99
-Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99
-Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $132.98
-Monitor Hannspree HF255DPB 24.6" $159.99

note "if some one can give me simillar build with in a 1500$ - 1600$" I will love him for it.


thank u all.

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December 9, 2013 9:51:06 PM

Yes the R9 280x can support 4k. But it only gets 14 fps in Crysis at that resolution :( 
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/61201-amd-radeon...

Also, keep in mind that DVI-D only works up to 2560x1600.

Your PSU is good enough for R9 280x CF.

Try to get 2x8GB RAM.

The Asus R9 280X-DC2T-V2 dimensions are 11.2 " x 5.7 " x 1.5 " Inch. Your case can fit two of those IMO if you remove a hdd cage.


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December 9, 2013 9:59:12 PM

You probably need 2 R9 280x to get decent framerates at 4k, but the monitor you picked is only 1080p?

http://www.eteknix.com/4k-gaming-showdown-amd-r9-290x-r...

^ another link for you look through :)  You should be more then enough with 850w with 2 280x in crossfire, but alot of them are out of stock atm.

For motherboards both are good, the sabertooth would probably give you a better overclock but depends where you want to throw your money as they are priced quite a bit apart.

I personally would get a 8320 and just overclock it as a 8350 is just an overclocked 8320 and save some $.

Here's a sample build for 1 card, as its already close to going over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($123.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($346.84 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($132.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Hannspree HF255DPB 24.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1564.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-10 00:57 EST-0500)

I picked 16gb ram as its in 2 sticks but someone else can suggest if you actually need that much for your game design, as right now 8gb is plenty and you could always upgrade later.
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December 9, 2013 10:08:23 PM

You would be crazy to buy a 290/290X before custom coolers are released. The reference coolers are crap as every review out there has shown. The cards throttle due to heat and underperform.
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December 9, 2013 10:09:27 PM

sportfreak23 thanks for ur answer, but can I oc 8320 to 4.8ghz on a gigabyte "they say they fixed the heat sink issue with rev4 but i dont know" note that i live in a hot place.
aevm "I may remove the cd drive not much use for it after instulling windows. ;) 
but the big Q is hd7970ghz or r 280x wich one is more future prof
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December 9, 2013 10:13:57 PM

The R9 280X and HD 7970 are the same card. Just renamed. The 280X has a higher potential voltage though and in some cases can use 300 watts all by itself. Meaning you need a recommended 900w power supply for Crossfire.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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December 9, 2013 10:24:01 PM

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_r9_280x...

I would say 860W is more then enough according to this website you only need 760W.

As for the 8320 overclocking that high, realisticly 4.5ghz would probably be the most with very good cooling and a sabertooth. Its mostly luck as well, you may get a bad clocker and a good one. If you want to reach 4.8ghz the 8350 may get you closer but still luck imo.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2i154

If you don't need 16gb of RAM for your gaming design this would do. But also consider anort build if you don't need a monitor. A 780 will be much better.
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December 9, 2013 10:32:20 PM

In Furmark the card can pull 300 watts all by itself. Will it pull that much in a normal scenario? No. But what will the next high end game do to the card? A simple game patch or a bad driver, something AMD and Nvidia both have a long history of, lets hope your power supply's overcurrent protection circuitry works! Or that it has overcurrent protection at all!

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_280X_Direct_...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7400/the-radeon-r9-280x-r...

I think it will not be very long before people who buy a power supply for an HD 7970 when they buy an R9 280X wish they had listened to sites like RealhardtechX.


Lets be honest about the 8350 as well. I am certainly no fanboy either way. I have owned whatever is the fastest for years even when that was AMD but the 8350 needs to be overclocked to 4.5Ghz to equal the i5 at stock speeds in 90% of any scenarios.

Lets also remember the frame pacing issues of AMD cards. They are mostly fixed with the 290/290X but those are completely new architectures from the 7970/280X with redesigned memory controllers. Drivers can't completely fix the hardware issues with the 7xxx and R9 280X and below series.
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December 9, 2013 10:49:19 PM

I use RealhardtechX website as well, but I think they over listed there numbers for the 280x a bit too high.

Its funny tho, just yesterday someone wanted to crossfire 2 R9 290's and when I showed him RealhardtechX he said its not that trusted and other sites said he can get away with under 800W. Which I highly doubt would be as great. :p 
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December 10, 2013 1:02:26 AM

I am going to CF and oc it in the future so getting a good psu is a must have, and would the 3820 oc to 4.5ghz do the same as 3850 oc to 4.5ghz .
I don't think the furmark is not a good judge on the power consumption, there is no game that can push the gpu that far, the furmark works like a virus flooding the gpu with useless data. "good to see if ur oc is good or not though".
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