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What kind of fps am I looking at with the 8350 w/ a 7950 on ultra in the more demanding games?
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What kind of fps am I looking at with the 8350 w/ a 7950 on ultra in the more demanding games?

Any games specifically? Ultra can be pretty demanding. But I am running Tomb Raider on Ultra at 1080p with the stupid hair FX turned off and it gets 55-60FPS in the T.R. benchmarking. I have not had that much time to game seriously on the machine because my semester has been killing me. But T.R. looks amazing, imo. I turn my settings down on BF4 and the draw distance up for maximum FPS and it still looks good on medium and runs real smooth.

I am sure there are benchmarks with that combo online somewhere. And the 7950 can be OC'ed like a champ. Mine is currently 1100/1300 (no power bump) and never tops 55C under 100% load and 60% fan speed.
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I'm looking at a AMD r9 280x card just not sure which to choose.

Im talking bioshock, DMC, Metro Last Light, tomb raider also. i havent gotten bf4, im waiting for TITANFALL next year!
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choose the cheapest with the right clocks.

He gave you really good advice for your case + fans + setup. I would go for the GPU personally, add the fans like he said then go ahead and O/C see how it goes then with the extra money get the cpu if you need it.
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I'm looking at a AMD r9 280x card just not sure which to choose.

Im talking bioshock, DMC, Metro Last Light, tomb raider also. i havent gotten bf4, im waiting for TITANFALL next year!

DMC is not that demanding and I am running it on my 965 @ 3.6 w/ 7850 @ 1050/1200 and it does not get choppy at all on high, so I can only assume it will be fine on Ultra. Metro Last Light is probably the most demanding out of that list, but I have not played it. I am also waiting for Titanfall and Elder Scrolls Online.

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The cheapest with the right clocks is great advice, also. I also look at user reviews on sites like newegg and also reviews from pro's like anandtech. I prefer cards with dual fans since I have not gone the water cooling route yet. Also, something to note is that some cards have locked voltages which makes OC'ing them near impossible. That is something to check into. Look into the R9 280X, or 290/X owners clubs on OCN and see what is said about different cards.
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