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I built this back in 2011 , I originally had a sapphire toxic 6850. I got a 23" 1080 monitor off a friend for 30$ so I ditched the 6850 for a sapphire r9 380 and got a 2nd one off jet for 130$ so I got 2 for 280$. So there's the reason for the crossfire that and I've always wanted it. The system at 100% only draws 620w at the plug ( used a kill-a-watt meter to test). I then decided to push the 955 past 3.8 ghz so I ditched the hyper 212 for a lepa 120 water cooler I got for 50$ off jet. I then ordered 3 new rosewill 80cfm fans to replace the old ones and a 110 CFm blaster to run the lepa push pull. I put the cm blade master off the 212 in the front for inflow. I managed to get the 955 to 4.3 ghz 24 hr prime stable at 1.49 volts. I could push it more but my mobo is 4 years old and I need it to last till zen lol.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build. Old power FTW+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your FPS with the 380? I'm planning on upgrading from my 260X to a 380 (would do a 390, or Fury if I wasn't in a budget). I plan to get a second 380 later on the Crossfire but for now I'm sticking to one. Nice build. I personally don't like the fan on the window but hey gets the job done and if you like it that's all that matters. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Might wanna wait until Polaris because the 480(or whatever it is) will basically be a 390 but with(I'm pretty sure) HBM for $200-$250.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds like a great upgrade to move on after they release. Any idea when or what to expect?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely launching between April and June and will offer a whole new series, not just hardware refreshes.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

it most likley wont have HBM but i haven't heard anything that said it wont or will but it will be very power efficent

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think that's what's going to happen.

Even though because of how markets work that will probably be true, but I think it's going to be a bigger increase in performance then we're used to seeing because it's a 100% (28nm -->14nm) die shrink and the worlds necessity in computing performance is getting higher every day.

I feel like the 480 will outpace the 390 by a good 10%. I don't know, I just have this internal feeling that these 14nm GPUs are going to wreck everything.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Shadow of modor maxed out steady 60fps some drops to 30 but i attribute my cpu limiting it, but one r9 380 played it max with a couple things turned down 50 fps. It destroys everything so far at 1080, but SofM is the most demanding I've tried. I think dx12 will make the r9 380 shine more especially crossfire, and I mean it's a good enough card if xfire isn't supported yet just go single. And I get more than 2g of vram used at 1080 in new games. Also 2 of these only pulled like 350 watts at 100% most people just take web measures and not an actual meter test. My full system with everything 100% is only 620w. My 955 be is pulling like 280w lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Link to Jet holly **** great deals

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a bottleneck and a horrible choice of parts

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy GPUs aren't they?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the number 1 spot for 955 be on 3dmark firestrike lol there's that

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done. Beautiful build! Zen is coming soon from what I've seen! Almost wish I would've held out a little longer and done a Zen build, but then again I'm very satisfied with Maximum Carnage!

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

To be honest, I'd recommend a single, more powerful graphics card instead of two weaker ones in crossfire. Not all games support multi-GPU configurations and most that do are really finicky.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree but 280$ vs 450-1000$? ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

My bad, I see what you mean :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

wtf is that cpu

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Phenom ftw!

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

Bottleneck much? That cpu is awful

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

Same will be said of your i5 in A few years , yet it will still be good enough for 90% of casual gamers. As for bottleneck at 1080 ,you should read up a it more ;) 60hz monitor so the steady 60 fps I get in all games maxed at 1080 is perfect , that cm devestator keyboard any good? My 10 year old zboard needs retiring lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just stop the i5 destroys CPUs from AMD

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

I love my keyboard but how is my 980 going to bottleneck my 4690k over time? That doesn't even make sense. You're running two moderately powerful graphics cards on a bad cpu. I guarantee if you upgraded your cpu you would see a big fps gain. Not talking **** but js

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

You misread, I said the same will be said of your cpu (awful) in a few years, and ya I would see some fps gains but I want to see what amd zen benchs look like and buying any amd fx chip right now is a waste of money for me. This build pulls 60fps at 1080 and that's all I need.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean it's a quad core at 3.2 GHz, should get the job done.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That doesn't mean anything. The intel i3 6100 that has 2 cores and runs at 3.7Ghz beats out the amd 6300 which has 6 cores and runs at 4.1Ghz turbo. Clock speeds aren't everything

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

He is right , 4 cores off an Amd chip vs 4 cores off an Intel chip are not even in the same ballpark, if zen chips aren't even up to sky then Amd is gonna tank. Heck if they aren't up to Devils and cheaper they are gonna tank lol I just have this 955 still because an 8320+ is like such a small upgrade on anything in 1080 crept maybe a few fps in Gta or bf4. The 4300 and 6300 I wouldn't notice a diff heck the 4300 is a downgrade. I love Amd but I may be going Intel later this year. I have hopes for 14nm zen and 8 cores of over clocking fun but we will see.