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EVGA ACX 2.0 only if FTW edition. Otherwise the MSI if you want silence and the Gigabyte G1 for performance.

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This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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im in the same boat im looking to upgrade my 760......

 

as i see it the msi looks really good.  solid numbers though your not going to gain much at "stock" and its meant to OC well.  solid temps and noise and cheaper than the g1.....though that g1 looks really nice

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you really cant go wrong with any of them. I think I would go with the one that looks the nicest because all of those are great brands I trust. 

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EVGA ACX 2.0 only if FTW edition. Otherwise the MSI if you want silence and the Gigabyte G1 for performance.

"performance"

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Twin frozr V or g1.

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"performance"

I call the only card getting 1600MHz OC's with a mere 63-65C after hours of valley Extreme HD performance. If you do not then you need to adjust your standards.

RIG: I7-4790k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z97S SLI Plus | 12GB Geil Dragon RAM 1333MHz | Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (1550MHz core/7800MHz memory) @ +18mV(Maxed out at 1650/7800 so far) | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Closed) | Sound Blaster Z                                                                                                                        Getting: Noctua NH-D15 | Possible 250GB Samsung 850 Evo                                                                                        Need a console killer that actually shits on every console? Here you go (No MIR/Promo)

This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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Why not ASUS? :o

Because it's neither the best performing card nor the best in cooling

RIG: I7-4790k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z97S SLI Plus | 12GB Geil Dragon RAM 1333MHz | Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (1550MHz core/7800MHz memory) @ +18mV(Maxed out at 1650/7800 so far) | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Closed) | Sound Blaster Z                                                                                                                        Getting: Noctua NH-D15 | Possible 250GB Samsung 850 Evo                                                                                        Need a console killer that actually shits on every console? Here you go (No MIR/Promo)

This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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asus if sli if no sli than gigabyte

That does not even make sense. Asus is not better in SLI than the other brands. The reference cooler or Gigabyte are the best cards for SLI

RIG: I7-4790k @ 4.5GHz | MSI Z97S SLI Plus | 12GB Geil Dragon RAM 1333MHz | Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (1550MHz core/7800MHz memory) @ +18mV(Maxed out at 1650/7800 so far) | Corsair RM750 | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda | Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Closed) | Sound Blaster Z                                                                                                                        Getting: Noctua NH-D15 | Possible 250GB Samsung 850 Evo                                                                                        Need a console killer that actually shits on every console? Here you go (No MIR/Promo)

This is why you should not get an FX CPU for ANY scenario other than rendering on a budget http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/286142-fx-8350-r9-290-psu-requirements/?p=3892901 http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/266481-an-issue-with-people-bashing-the-fx-cpus/?p=3620861

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I call the only card getting 1600MHz OC's with a mere 63-65C after hours of valley Extreme HD performance. If you do not then you need to adjust your standards.

in valley yes but in games you get 2-4more fps.. but yea is the one to go.

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But is ok.


Judge me for my nickname, my avatar and for the low amounts of posts I have. I will keep your heart beat raised.

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I will go for Gigabyte G1 or MSI Gaming.. Thank You all for helping!!
Hopefully, I'll complete my build for Christmas :D

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That does not even make sense. Asus is not better in SLI than the other brands. The reference cooler or Gigabyte are the best cards for SLI

the strix is awesome in sli because of its cooler set-up and the fact it passively cools upto 60c

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my new rig bob https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/sGRG3C#cx710255

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That does not even make sense. Asus is not better in SLI than the other brands. The reference cooler or Gigabyte are the best cards for SLI

gigabyte is not good for sli configs asus and evga and msi are better

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any who....im going for the g1....i have a 760 windforce and its awesome....high clock out of the box and a solid cooler thats both quite and effective (max temps under full system stress of 60-65).  the g1 adds there chip choosing process that seams to be yielding fantastic results (1500+ boosts stable) and some very nice aesthetics IMO

"if nothing is impossible, try slamming a revolving door....." - unknown

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Kumaresh - "Judging whether something is alive by it's capability to live is one of the most idiotic arguments I've ever seen." - jan 2017

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Gigabyte G1, or Gigabyte Windforce!

 

Choose between 1550-1600 Mhz or 1500-1550 Mhz.

 

Its that simple :D

 

They also have the best outputs, 3 x full size DP.

Linus is my fetish.

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