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have 290(x)ish go haswell or wait for kaveri

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I have 290 unlocked to 290x

Building a mitx and only have one room 1 GPU.

Should I go with haswell, or wait for Kaveri. Mostly gaming at 1080p 120mhz. Any info if asynchronous dual graphics would work with APU and 290x

thanks guys
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The 290X GPU is enormous compared to Kaveri's iGPU. Even if asynchronous crossire works perfectly with mantle games, the boost should be negligible.

Get a used, cheap 2500k if you can find one, otherwise a 4670k is great.
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Seagate 1TB 7200RPM OCZ Agility 4 128GB PNY 240GB LG Blu Ray Burner 
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Hyper 212+ with extra fan Windows 10 Education x64 Shimian QH270 @110hz Medieval Dell OEM Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 V1 Antec 300 Black Illusion  Logitech G400s Xonar ST 
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OK thanks

I was hoping to go all red team on this build, and since no steam fx is out, guess its haswell.

I was under the impression that with dual graphics, that when in desktop or low load only the iGPU was active and thus lower operating temps. That's how dual graphics I thought worked on my laptop.

again thanks
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If you just want to stick with AMD, why not get a 8350 and overclock it? That would still be plenty of CPU muscle for a single 290 playing at 1080. If not then pick up an i5. 4670K is a great gaming chip and since you've got a 120 Hz monitor, you might benefit from a few extra frames per second.
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