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Hi guys! I am upgrading so that means a new build! :D

 

Here are the parts -

 

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/3d5Id

 

I think it's a pretty well rounded rig, but I can't decide on the GPU. I sorta want to wait for Maxwell, or at least a price drop on 700 series, what do you guys think?

 

Thanks!

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For the GPU, I'll suggest a GTX 760/R9 280 if you want a mid-high end build. 

PC Build

 

AMD FX 4130@3.8GHz | Sapphire Radeon HD R9 290@947 MHz | 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM | 500GB Seagate HDD | [broken] Cooler Master i600 PSU | Some LG Disk Drive that costed me $20|

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I doubt we will see a price drop when Maxwell comes out.

 

And would it be worth investing on Maxwell? Would it be a decent performance boost for relase prices?

 

For the GPU, I'll suggest a GTX 760/R9 280 if you want a mid-high end build. 

 

I'm not sure, because I might be getting a 1440p Korean monitor, so I want something that can handle that res. Would a 770 or 280X or a 290 do the trick?

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And would it be worth investing on Maxwell? Would it be a decent performance boost for relase prices?

Obviously I know nothing about up comming products, but I'd guess we'll see a ~10-20% performance improvement from 760->860, 770->870, 780>880

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I'm not sure, because I might be getting a 1440p Korean monitor, so I want something that can handle that res. Would a 770 or 280X or a 290 do the trick?

You would at least need a 780 to game at 1440p

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And would it be worth investing on Maxwell? Would it be a decent performance boost for relase prices?

 

 

I'm not sure, because I might be getting a 1440p Korean monitor, so I want something that can handle that res. Would a 770 or 280X or a 290 do the trick?

Maxwell won't yield a big performance gain, as Nvidia seems to be working on Power Consumption and Heat more than sheer performance. 

 

Second of all, if you're going for 1440P, get a R9 290/GTX TITAN, you WILL need at least 4GB of VRAM and that extra horsepower for 1440P. If you're going to get the 290, get a non-reference one, ideally get the Tri-X Sapphire OC one, that one is quite silent and has three fans (who doesn't like three fans).

 

Also, some extra advice, not all Korean companies are that reputable. While they are better than most Chinese companies, which produce things that only slightly better than scrap metal, they aren't the most trustworthy. 

PC Build

 

AMD FX 4130@3.8GHz | Sapphire Radeon HD R9 290@947 MHz | 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM | 500GB Seagate HDD | [broken] Cooler Master i600 PSU | Some LG Disk Drive that costed me $20|

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You would at least need a 780 to game at 1440p

A 4GB 780, if one exists. The default 3GB of VRAM can result in zero frames because it uses too much RAM.

PC Build

 

AMD FX 4130@3.8GHz | Sapphire Radeon HD R9 290@947 MHz | 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM | 500GB Seagate HDD | [broken] Cooler Master i600 PSU | Some LG Disk Drive that costed me $20|

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Obviously I know nothing about up comming products, but I'd guess we'll see a ~10-20% performance improvement from 760->860, 770->870, 780>880

Do you think that 10-20% boost might be worth the premium for just released products?

 

You would at least need a 780 to game at 1440p

 

What about a 290 overclocked to be around 290X performance?

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Do you think that 10-20% boost might be worth the premium for just released products?

I'd say it's worth it

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Do you think that 10-20% boost might be worth the premium for just released products?

 

 

What about a 290 overclocked to be around 290X performance?

A 290 oc'ed to 290 is possible, but get a non-reference one unless you're fine with the 40-50DB fan noise, or you're wearing headphones. 

PC Build

 

AMD FX 4130@3.8GHz | Sapphire Radeon HD R9 290@947 MHz | 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM | 500GB Seagate HDD | [broken] Cooler Master i600 PSU | Some LG Disk Drive that costed me $20|

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A 4GB 780, if one exists. The default 3GB of VRAM can result in zero frames because it uses too much RAM.

 

No, you do not use all of the 3 GB. I've gamed on triple 1080p monitors on a 780 and it was just fine, and that has about 25% more pixels than 1440p. You really don't need 4 GB variants of things, that's why people never recommend 4GB versions of cards.

 

I'd say it's worth it

 

Hmm then I might wait for Maxwell, thanks for the help! :)

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What about a 290 overclocked to be around 290X performance?

There's not much of a difference in performance between the 290 and 290x. The 290x is pretty much never worth getting unless it happens to be cheaper or around the same price of the 290. 

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
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There's not much of a difference in performance between the 290 and 290x. The 290x is pretty much never worth getting unless it happens to be cheaper or around the same price of the 290. 

 Well that's not the case here. The ASUS 290, the one I'm getting, is 570, and the equivelant 290X is 800. Kinda ridiculous. Oh and, another question, the next generation of AMD GPU's don't come out till much later this year, right?

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 Well that's not the case here. The ASUS 290, the one I'm getting, is 570, and the equivelant 290X is 800. Kinda ridiculous. Oh and, another question, the next generation of AMD GPU's don't come out till much later this year, right?

Not sure. 

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