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Hey guys I've got a few things on the way and a couple of things lying around that I was wondering what you good folk s would make a good combination as far as CPU & GRAPHICS are concerned.

They are:

-CPU:

i7 4930K

FX-8350

-Graphics:

MSI Lightning GTX 780

R9 290X reference (might just switch it to water cooling or install an aftermarket air cooler)



All will be OC'd to what lengths I am unsure. I was thinking that the 4930K + R9 290X would make a good pair, and the FX-8350 & GTX 780 would make a good pair. Although I much prefer to keep things AMD + AMD & Intel + Nvidia.
post #2 of 5
What would you be doing with the Rig ??, what are other components in the build ?? If you are only gaming and want performance for your $$, i'd say go 8350 r i5 4670K and an r9 290. Games now a days can't still utilize that many cores and the 290 is currently offering the best value for money if you could look past the heat and noise
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Originally Posted by huzzug View Post

What would you be doing with the Rig ??, what are other components in the build ?? If you are only gaming and want performance for your $$, i'd say go 8350 r i5 4670K and an r9 290. Games now a days can't still utilize that many cores and the 290 is currently offering the best value for money if you could look past the heat and noise

My rig is going to be strictly gaming and web surfing. I'm building another one for my wife as well. Her's will be gaming, but she does downloading and everything else too.


I mentioned the options above because I already have them on the way, they just aren't here yet. I already have a 3570K and a FX8150 as well. We are upgrading (mainly because I love to tink with computers).

Other components include:

Z77 sabertooth rev. 2.0
MSI Big Bang XPower II X79
800W Antec PSU
1200W Antec PSU
16GB Kingston Ram (not sure on speed)
32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
Both CPU's will be water cooled
I've got 2 ssd's
She's got a 1TB drive for downloading (does pretty good on games too)
2 Asus 144hz 24" monitors
post #4 of 5
Pair the 4930K with the 290X, put them both under water and OC the living snot out of them.
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K AsRock Extreme6 X99 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - HDD Speed Edtition Samsung SM951 512 GB - I still hate Samsung!  Noctua NHD14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Acer Predator XB270HU Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250 Fractal Design R5 Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha 
AudioAudio
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
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post #5 of 5
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Pair the 4930K with the 290X, put them both under water and OC the living snot out of them.


that would be awesome! I'm such a noob when it comes to water cooling though.

water cooling designs are in the works, but a ways off for the graphics cards.
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