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  1. drsmooth

    My New PC!

    Good to hear lol. My old rig that i'm using now is running a Phenom II 940 x4 BE, GTX 260, and a 1600x900 monitor, so hoping to see a huge jump in performance.
  2. drsmooth

    My New PC!

    Hi all, Just bought all the parts for my new pc and plan on building this week! Was going to get a 280x/770 but Nvidias price drop was too tempting for me. The free games and lack of R9 290X around also factored in. Will likely grab a second 780 in the future but since I game at 1080p single monitor that won't be for awhile hopefully. Did I do good with this build? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1WCMS
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    Video Card Choice

    So I am building a new PC and have everything picked out ready to buy except for the GPU. So far I have two picked out at each $350 USD. The R9 280X Sapphire Toxic and the EVGA GTX 770 ACX Superclocked. My processor is a 4670K, with a Gigabyte UD3H mobo, and Seasonic 850w PSU (future SLI/Xfire). I will be gaming on a single 1080p monitor with maybe a second monitor down the road for browsing/multitasking. My main concern is if the 2GB in the 770 is going to be ample for future (Witcher 3) 1080p gaming, and if the Toxic is quiet and cool (not a jet engine/space heater). Thanks. Which one would you get?
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    Critique my 1440p build

    I'll have to check it out. On a different note I've been looking at other GPUs to drive a 1440p monitor and I was wondering what peoples opinion on crossfire is after 13.10 beta? Seems like for the price of a 780, I could get a 7970 and 7950 and crossfire them.
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    Critique my 1440p build

    Cool thanks. Think I will likely get an X star or QNIX. They seem awesomely priced on amazon.
  6. drsmooth

    Critique my 1440p build

    Is there a particular brand I should look for?
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    Critique my 1440p build

    Thanks for the response! I honestly didn't even consider selling down the road, although that may be the best option with Maxwell and even the new AMD's coming. Do you think a 650W would be able to deal with any future cards, or should I go a little higher? As far as the mobo, I am a little hesitant to trim from there as the Hero is definitely high quality. I also looked at cheaper boards like the MSI G45/GD65, Asus Pro, and ASRock Extreme4/6 but I couldn't decide one over the other lol. Thanks again.
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    Critique my 1440p build

    Hello Overclockers! Having just joined I would like to say hi before I ask about my build. I will be using this build for primarily gaming, movie watching, and web browsing. Please let me know if I can save some money without sacrificing quality or performance. Hoping this build will be able to slay Witcher 3 and Battlefield 4 on max settings. I put the 850w power supply in because I plan on doing sli when this build starts to wane on performance. Plan on overclocking the CPU to around 4.0-4.2, nothing serious. Probably will leave the GPU as is. Just going to use my Sidewinder X6 keyboard and X5 mouse since I am so used to them and like them. Thank you. CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: MSI GTX N780 TF 3GD5/OC 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($40.00 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC) Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($596.96 @ Amazon) Total: $2312.81 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-22 11:10 EDT-0400)
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