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May 13, 2014 8:38:34 AM

So after 4 and a half years I have decided to upgrade my pc to something new.

Just want some opinions on parts and all, list below is the rough idea so far.

Case: Corsair 500R
Processor: Intel i7 4770k
Motherboard: ASUS z97 Pro
RAM: G.Skill DDR3-1600 16GB Dual Channel [RipjawsX] F3-1600C9D-16GXM
Graphics Card: 2 x Sapphire Tri-X R9 290
Power Supply: Seasonic x-1050
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
HDD/SSD: 120gb Samsung 840 EVO, 250gb Samsung 640 EVO, 2 x 1TB WD Blacks (from current PC)
Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium

Just mainly wanted to see the opinion of some others and if anything seems like it doesn't fit in with the rest of the build parts.

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May 13, 2014 8:46:24 AM

its a solid combo. why the 290s instead of gtx 780s? I personally have had major issues with crossfire, so i will never go down that path again. :0

what is your monitor setup? a single 290 or 780 is enough for 1080p gaming on one monitor.
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May 13, 2014 8:46:26 AM

maybe a 295x instead of the 2 290's? better cooling & single card
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May 13, 2014 8:47:02 AM

I'd make sure that board supports Crossfire. After minimal effort I don't see confirmation.

edit: Nevermind, found it!
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May 13, 2014 8:50:30 AM

laviniuc said:
maybe a 295x instead of the 2 290's? better cooling & single card


The R9 295X2 is two 290Xs. Also, it costs 50% more than two of them...

The build looks good IMHO.
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May 13, 2014 10:11:42 AM

The choice to go for dual 290's over say the 295x2 was purely price based.

Now the choice between Nvidia and AMD was more that I have been using AMD for years and have never had issues until recently as my current card is just getting to that stage its outdated and needs the update.

Current monitor setup is only a single 144hz 1080p monitor but will but adding a second display to the mix soon.
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May 13, 2014 12:24:27 PM

evrday said:
The choice to go for dual 290's over say the 295x2 was purely price based.

Now the choice between Nvidia and AMD was more that I have been using AMD for years and have never had issues until recently as my current card is just getting to that stage its outdated and needs the update.

Current monitor setup is only a single 144hz 1080p monitor but will but adding a second display to the mix soon.


You probably are aware of this, but R9 290 CF is overkill for a single 1080p screen (Crysis 3 excluded). If you are planning on going above that/getting more screens, it makes more sense.
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May 13, 2014 12:41:19 PM

Looks good. You may want to think about getting the i7 4790k though. It's stock turbo speed will be 4.4ghz so I think it's expected to be a very good overclocker.

I think two 290s would outperform two 780s (assuming such graphic power is needed) and they're cheaper too.
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