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I was thinking now that haswell is out I should upgrade my computer... Like the 4770k, R9 280X

But now I'm thinking would it be best to buy two R9 280X and run that with the system I have now and the only think ill be upgrading it the GPU? or is it time for a total upgrade?
Edited by six3onei - 10/16/13 at 12:19pm
My Computer 2013
(13 items)
 
My Computer 2009
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-4770K  GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM  Kingston HyperX 120G SSD  CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i 
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit Crossfire 2560x1440 27" SteelSeries Apex [RAW]  CORSAIR HX Series HX850 
Case
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 
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i7 920 2.66GHz @ 4.0GHz Asus P6T Deluxe v2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB Corsair XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
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2 X WD 500GB 7200RPM Intel 120GB SSD WD 1TB 7200RPM Samsung 22X DVD/CD 
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CORSAIR H100 Windows 7 Ultimate Asus LED LCD 27" Rosewill BRONZE Series 1000W 
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My Computer 2013
(13 items)
 
My Computer 2009
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-4770K  GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM  Kingston HyperX 120G SSD  CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit Crossfire 2560x1440 27" SteelSeries Apex [RAW]  CORSAIR HX Series HX850 
Case
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66GHz @ 4.0GHz Asus P6T Deluxe v2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB Corsair XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 X WD 500GB 7200RPM Intel 120GB SSD WD 1TB 7200RPM Samsung 22X DVD/CD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
CORSAIR H100 Windows 7 Ultimate Asus LED LCD 27" Rosewill BRONZE Series 1000W 
CaseMouse
AzzA Solano 1000 Steelseries XAI 
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post #2 of 3
Best way is hd 7950 cfx(buy another) and then in 2014 upgrade to broadwell
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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post #3 of 3
Yep 280x is a rebranded 7970 which isn't all that much faster than a 7950. Get another 7950 for crossfire.

Overclock that I7 920s core and uncore a bit. CPU is still pretty good today.
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