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August 7, 2014 10:30:36 AM

hi i want to help me with the cofiguration of my gaming pc

CPU: Intel core i5-4670k
GPU: Sapphire TOXIC R9 280X 3GB GDDR5
RAM:............
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1000GB 7200 64MB SATA 3
Power Supply: Corsair CX750
SSD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120 GB

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August 7, 2014 10:35:40 AM

What is it you need help with? Your system seems perfectly fine. But I would suggest that instead of the 4670k i5, you should instead go with the 4590, since your H97 motherboard won't let you overclock much anyways (Z97 is required for overclocking).

For RAM I would suggest either 8GB or 16GB of 1600 - 2400MHz RAM. I personally use this stuff
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can buy this kit, but you could also buy this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and then buy another one later, since you only have two memory slots.

Other than that you seem solid!
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August 7, 2014 10:38:23 AM

Change the cpu to an i5 4690k if you can, change the mobo to a Z97 motherboard, and add a cpu cooler. For the ram just pick the cheapest 8gb kit you can find.
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August 7, 2014 10:38:55 AM

Corsair CX PSUs aren't very good either unless being used on a cheaper, low end system. I would buy a XFX Pro series, Seasonic, Antec, or Evga Supernova PSU.
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August 7, 2014 10:39:55 AM

You could also get the Corsair RM series which are pretty good for the price.
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August 7, 2014 10:41:33 AM

Don't forget EVGA PSUs. Best quality PSUs yet at cheaper price. :) 
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August 7, 2014 10:44:21 AM

Only the higher up ones are good quality. The lower tier 500 - 600W ones aren't as high tier.

Honestly, @OP, you only need around 650W for that entire system. You shouldn't buy a PSU that's way too high for your system, since 600 - 650W will do you just fine. I run a similar spec (albeit a 660) on 500W, and I have a friend who runs the same system as you on a CX500. You don't need to spend extra money on a 750W. Buy a good quality 600 - 650W.
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August 7, 2014 10:46:59 AM

650W is a overkill. 500-550W will do the job here without any issue.
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August 7, 2014 10:50:14 AM

Isn't the R9 280x close to the 760 in price/performance (I think its better slightly isn't it). I'd assume that it has the similar wattage.
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August 7, 2014 10:51:28 AM

R9 280x is comparable to GTX 770. It beats GTX 760 easily.
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August 7, 2014 10:52:13 AM

Ah okay. So it has some high wattage.
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August 7, 2014 11:05:42 AM

can you offer me a GPU's similar to r9 280x toxic no matter is nvidia or amd
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August 7, 2014 11:11:36 AM

The 280x is a great card, why do you need a different one? I thought the 770 was really overpriced compared to the AMD equivalents.
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August 7, 2014 11:15:33 AM

Shadowblade2652 said:
The 280x is a great card, why do you need a different one? I thought the 770 was really overpriced compared to the AMD equivalents.


oh ok thx friend of mine told me that for the pricce of 280x i could buy a much better video card

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August 7, 2014 11:17:27 AM

The R9 280x is slightly cheaper than the 770. I guess if you wanted to you could buy a 770.

I personally think NVidia is better (this isn't fanboyism don't blame me) because the drivers are more stable. The AMD drivers seem to cause a lot of problems with the higher end R9 cards. This is just my opinion. (Obviously your friend is just talking out of his hat ;)  ).
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August 7, 2014 11:33:18 AM

do i need crossfire to run every game on ultra in future ?
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August 7, 2014 11:36:36 AM

Probably, but not for another 4 - 5 years. The 280x will play games at high settings for a good amount of time.
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August 7, 2014 11:39:04 AM

Shadowblade2652 said:
Probably, but not for another 4 - 5 years. The 280x will play games at high settings for a good amount of time.


for you what is better crossfire/sli or GPU update ?
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August 7, 2014 12:31:59 PM

Depends. If the GPU is not a very powerful one like an R9 270, you'd be better off buying a better card vs. sli/crossfire. If you have a 290x, buying crossfire would be useless since you would probably be able to get something better than a 290 for the same price.
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