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Z97 rig i7

How will this Rig work?
is there way to cut costs? im gona overclock and i want high fps on games

CPU: Intel i7 4770K 23000
M/B: MSI Z97 Gaming 3 14000
RAM: Corsair 1x8 GB CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 5600
Case: CM elite 311 2500
CPU cooler: Corsair H70 5000
GPU#1: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X 4 GB 33000
GPU#2: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X 4 GB 33000
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  1. Go with an I5 instead gives almost identical gaming performance.
  2. Best answer
    Taken from MSI's website:

    Slots

    • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E2, supports x16 speed)
    • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 speed)*
    • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    • 3 x PCI slots
    * The PCIe x1 slots (PCI_E1, PCI_E3) will be unavailable when installing an expansion card in the PCI_E4 slot.

    This means your 2nd video card will have 1/8 of the bandwidth of the first one. PCIe 2.0 running at x4 is not enough for high-end gaming cards. Minimum of x8 speed is recommended. I don't think this motherboard will provide good results with CrossFire. If you would like to stick to MSI - get the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 - it has 2 slots running at x8 speed.

    Also, instead of the 4770k - get a 4790k. It is the same price, but 500 MHz more.
  3. Shneiky said:
    Taken from MSI's website:

    Also, instead of the 4770k - get a 4790k. It is the same price, but 500 MHz more.

    Sorry man still no 4790K in flipkart. when it comes , ill buy it
  4. rolli59 said:
    Go with an I5 instead gives almost identical gaming performance.

    Not only Gaming, video editing etc,
  5. How about MSI gaming 5 motherboard?
  6. Well I already gave that option.

    " If you would like to stick to MSI - get the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 - it has 2 slots running at x8 speed. " - from my previous post.
  7. Rally0078 said:
    rolli59 said:
    Go with an I5 instead gives almost identical gaming performance.

    Not only Gaming, video editing etc,



    Was the only way to cut costs!
  8. Also - change that 1 stick of 8 GBs RAM to 2 sticks of 4 GBs RAM. You need to utilize dual channel, else you lose performance.
  9. Shneiky said:
    Also - change that 1 stick of 8 GBs RAM to 2 sticks of 4 GBs RAM. You need to utilize dual channel, else you lose performance.

    what about 2 8 GB sticks? im gona crunch some numbers
  10. That is even better. Just make sure you purchase a kit of 2 sticks - this way they have been tested to work together. Good luck.
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