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Z97 rig i7

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  • Overclocking
  • Intel i7
  • Intel
  • Components
  • Z97
  • MSI
  • 4770K
  • R9 290
  • Radeon
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July 6, 2014 3:16:39 AM

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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July 6, 2014 3:31:41 AM

Go with an I5 instead gives almost identical gaming performance.
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July 6, 2014 3:45:48 AM

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.
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July 6, 2014 3:48:09 AM

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

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July 6, 2014 3:48:52 AM

rolli59 said:
Go with an I5 instead gives almost identical gaming performance.

Not only Gaming, video editing etc,

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July 6, 2014 3:49:47 AM

How about MSI gaming 5 motherboard?
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July 6, 2014 3:51:44 AM

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.
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July 6, 2014 4:43:06 AM

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!
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July 6, 2014 4:53:39 AM

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.
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July 7, 2014 7:45:55 AM

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
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July 7, 2014 8:55:50 AM

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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