R9 290x based build

The Mac 680 is just a placeholder for the 290x. Do you see anything you would change?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HHo7

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.54 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($599.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Urban S31 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-700M Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ Amazon)
Other: TV Tuner ($35.99)
Other: Mouse Pad ($4.99)
Total: $1679.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 23:24 EDT-0400)

first off... please post the pcpartpicker perma-link that is at the top left of the build. It makes it easier. Also state your budget.

here is what I put together: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HLLh

A couple important notes:

1) You don't want the asrock pro if you are planning on overclocking. It is a good motherboard, but it is not designed for overclocking.

2) I would recommend the AMD 8350 for a more future proofed build. It is better for games that will be coming out starting next year that use more than 4 threads. The i5 is faster than the 8350 per core, but the 8350 multi-tasks better and is faster for programs and games that use 6+ threads.

** I changed some other things in the build because I feel they are better quality or more fuctional for about the same price.

second off, are hypothetical builds all you guys are into?

Yeah god forbid I ask for input before the card comes out. Also, the rest of these faggots on the builds forums should get off of your fucking forum.

fuck everybody that discussing anything, bothering the amazing being that is you.



I apologize master.

this place is turning into a shithole. just give the man what he asks for. that is why you're here, no?

Well, it sounds like he will be building his system when the new card comes out.. so it won't be  hypothetical then.

Also, I got my own gaming rig that I built and tweak with... like a lot of people here. I also build systems on the side for other people.

This is in addition to other normal life things of course like teaching, going out with friends and etc.

I enjoy this stuff and its something fun to do during my breaks at work or when I am killing time in the evenings.

The question is, what do you do? Why did you even bother to post that?

Its not going down hill. Some people are just trolling because their real life is that fucking boring. Don't let it affect your view of the site... a quick report to admin will rectify the situation. It's best just to ignore it.

@Korean overlord, are you located in Korea? I currently live in south korea. Prices and products are a bit different here.

I kinda agree with anarekist. Most of the builds people propose on here never get built lol.

So what if they dont get built? Are you here to troll or help? And i have been on here long enough to know that this site is nice. But there was so much less haters and trolls 8 months ago..

How would you know whether or not they get built? Sure, not a lot of people post build logs, doesn't mean the others haven't built their systems.

Im in the US.

So you guys dont think pcie20 will bottleneck the 290x? If I went the amd route?

I know for a fact that 3 people have built 3 rigs with my help on this website. Many others didn't post back after their supposed build date, but did leave comments say they were going with one of the builds that people posted on the forum.

Couldn't help myself, made a build with 7950: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Iqcb

What about a dual 280x (since it looks like it might offer similar performance at a much lower cost) steam-box on a 4K TV with Linux SSD caching for under 2K?



4k really doesn't look that much better to me, I'd rather have a smooth picture. I also do not want to CF or Sli because I am afraid of micro stuttering.

Not a bad idea. 4k is good if you play on very large TV's. It isn't good for less than 32" inch though. 2560x1600 is still perfect picture at that size... still looks amazing over 40" but you might want to sit back a little. lol