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Pretty sure this is the right section. So I'm currently faced with 2 options after the first of the year. I can:

A. Build a new PC

or

B. Upgrade to 2x R9-290x and add 2 more 1440p monitors

My only concern: will my i5-2500k be able to keep up if I go with the 2 290s and 2 extra monitors? It's on a Z68 mobo, and can get up to 4.4GHz stable. I'm trying to find out if it's a feasible option, or if I'm better off just sticking with one monitor and building a new rig.

EDIT: Meant to say 2 290x, not 1
Edited by Snyderman34 - 10/25/13 at 11:25pm
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OC that 2500k and you are good to go mate

Sandy bridge is still rocking big

just upgrade your GFX card
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Sweet. Thanks for the reply! I miss Eyefinity, but don't want to go to 1080p.
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Hello,
Yes you i5 will be supportive to your new monitor... just upgrade it...
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Upgrade! Do it nao! thumb.gif
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1 1440p screen is enough...oc that cpu to 5ghz if you can
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

1 1440p screen is enough...oc that cpu to 5ghz if you can

Regrettably, 4.4 is about my threshold. My mobo is a pain to adjust voltage on, so I've never been able to push it higher than that.

I had a great idea earlier. I'm gonna scrap this, build a new system, then gift my current rig to my little bro. He was talking about wanting to build one, but cash is hard to come by when you're 15 and free time is football practice. So I'll be doing that. Though, Eyefinity just may come down the road
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