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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2014 5:31:14 PM

So yeah im planning on getting a Asus Sabertooth z97. I however just found out that they have two versions of it the Mark 1 and 2. I see 2 has two Ethernet ports but hear that you only need that if your running a server or something. So which one would be best for me. Also could I use a server or something and what is it.

I will be gaming, watching hd videos on youtube(never have before), maybe running across 2 or 3 ips monitors and anything else that my interest me.

Games: any free games(shooters,rpgs,etc)
Videos: Any video i can watch at 1080p

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a c 929 Ĉ ASUS
July 21, 2014 8:18:48 PM

Sounds like no need for the higher end one... ;) 
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2014 8:22:15 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Sounds like no need for the higher end one... ;) 


alright also im thinking of watercooling and am wondering could i get a pretty good overclock with this board. also could i use a server
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a c 929 Ĉ ASUS
July 21, 2014 8:48:40 PM

Yes should be able to OC fine (with a K model CPU - you didn't mention what CPU)...see no reason for a server, how many computers in the house (sounds like a personal build) do you plan to put a site or sites on the web from this computer?
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2014 8:54:41 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yes should be able to OC fine (with a K model CPU - you didn't mention what CPU)...see no reason for a server, how many computers in the house (sounds like a personal build) do you plan to put a site or sites on the web from this computer?


oh specs are

i5 4690k
r9 280x(maybe r9 290)
asus sabertooth mark 2
2x4gb of 1866 ram(to be overclocked)
evga 750w
1080p ips monitor 23 inch.
custom watercooling loop(using kit but replacing tubing,adding coolant, and maybe a gpu block)

i wont be making a site so i guess i dont need a server.

how high like 4.5ghz im on water so could i get a 4.7ghz. Im also getting a 360mm rad. Nice build by the way what kind of fps you get
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a c 929 Ĉ ASUS
July 21, 2014 10:26:50 PM

Just got the 290X Matrix last week it does about 55 on Unigine Heaven, the 780s singularly each will do about the same 54+ and the 780s in SLI 85.5 that with all max setting at 1920x1080
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2014 10:29:50 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Just got the 290X Matrix last week it does about 55 on Unigine Heaven, the 780s singularly each will do about the same 54+ and the 780s in SLI 85.5 that with all max setting at 1920x1080


nice man. you planning on getting any extra monitors or anything. how is that r9 290xd
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a c 929 Ĉ ASUS
July 21, 2014 10:43:32 PM

I've got 2 monitors on each of my rigs, occasionally a third, depending on whats going on....The Matrix is a good looking card and has had good reviews (one of the reasons I picked it up even though not a big fan of AMD cards, my preference is nVidia in most cases), but I picked up the 280X CU when it was released and it 's a great card, so wanted to try this, so far though not a ton of joy, tried the 14.4 drivers and the 14.6 and 14.7 betas and they all fail to see the second monitor on both my Hero builds, though this is a driver problem, have had clients run into same with a variety of GPUs and these newer drivers (one of the big reasons I prefer nVidia, don't know how AMD can release so many buggy drivers (not to mention the various problems they've had with XFire for quite awhile. Hoping I can get some time in with this card later in the week or next weekend, then I'll know more ;) 
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2014 1:29:22 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I've got 2 monitors on each of my rigs, occasionally a third, depending on whats going on....The Matrix is a good looking card and has had good reviews (one of the reasons I picked it up even though not a big fan of AMD cards, my preference is nVidia in most cases), but I picked up the 280X CU when it was released and it 's a great card, so wanted to try this, so far though not a ton of joy, tried the 14.4 drivers and the 14.6 and 14.7 betas and they all fail to see the second monitor on both my Hero builds, though this is a driver problem, have had clients run into same with a variety of GPUs and these newer drivers (one of the big reasons I prefer nVidia, don't know how AMD can release so many buggy drivers (not to mention the various problems they've had with XFire for quite awhile. Hoping I can get some time in with this card later in the week or next weekend, then I'll know more ;) 

sorry man. for people on a budget(kinda) a amd card may offer better price/performance just the problem is their buggy driver i dont want to spend to much on my gpu or i'll have to degrade my other components of i would of went nvidia. They do need to fix thier Xfire. I have heard sli has way less issues
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July 22, 2014 1:40:05 PM

I agree, whenever I get with a client on a new build, first thing is set a budget, then work the components in according to that figure, it can, at times get almost comical though if a person is deadset on a particular items and it will through the whole system out of balance, i.e. a top of the line 780TI then they have to scrimp on the CPU, mobo, DRAM, or whatever....
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2014 1:54:08 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I agree, whenever I get with a client on a new build, first thing is set a budget, then work the components in according to that figure, it can, at times get almost comical though if a person is deadset on a particular items and it will through the whole system out of balance, i.e. a top of the line 780TI then they have to scrimp on the CPU, mobo, DRAM, or whatever....


yeah i think people on a kinda tight budget(600-700$) shouldnt favor a particular part or they will have to skimp out on some parts. i would suggest they get the highest amount of money they can for thier build and then if they have a good budget(1000$ up) we can then get high qualitly components and kinda skimp on others for example. a instead of a i5 4690k and r9 280 they could get a i5 4590 and r9 280x(just a example).
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July 22, 2014 2:01:17 PM

Yep, that's where we start swapping things, or I ask if they can get by without without a few trips to the local bar for a week or so ;) 
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2014 2:22:08 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yep, that's where we start swapping things, or I ask if they can get by without without a few trips to the local bar for a week or so ;) 


lol thanks man for helping me out.
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a c 1725 V Motherboard
a c 929 Ĉ ASUS
July 22, 2014 3:53:05 PM

No worries, let us know how the build goes ;) 
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2014 4:11:28 PM

Tradesman1 said:
No worries, let us know how the build goes ;) 


alright man i'll pm you when its done. im in a sweepstakes to win a i74960x though so im hoping for that. i also am waiting for the next SBM they made some good computers but was suprised last years beat this years
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July 22, 2014 5:06:01 PM

Will be waiting to hear ;) 
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