High-End Intel Gaming PC
There were five builds competing in the High-End Intel Gaming PC BestConfigs category this quarter. Our reader poll was close, with Nikoli’s 4K Ready Beast commanding 25 percent of vote, but AMD Radeon’s R9 290 Crossfire Build prevailed with 30 percent.
AMD Radeon’s R9 290 Crossfire Build complemented its powerful Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz quad-core processor with other top-notch components, such as the Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Windforce video card for maximum graphics performance and smooth gameplay at extreme settings.
The system’s foundation also included a Corsair H105 73.0 CFM closed-loop CPU cooler with its 240mm top-mounted radiator and an ASRock Z97 Extreme4 ATX LGA 1150-equipped motherboard. Additional features include the fast G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 memory and speedy Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" SSD to boost performance, a spacious Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM disk, LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray reader DVD/CD writer and Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold-Certified power supply, all housed in a highly expandable Corsair 750D ATX full tower case.
AMD Radeon’s R9 290 Crossfire Build:
Congratulations to AMD Radeon’s R9 290 Crossfire Build for being selected by the Tom's Hardware community this quarter!