- 72 months ago
So I want to upgrade to 4k gaming around October when Evolve comes out, but I'm not sure if I should build my system from scratch or just upgrade my current rig. My current PC was built in 2011, but it still runs games very well considering I'm wielding 2 ATI Radeon 6970s, which a single R9 290x would crush performance wise. I want to upgrade to the XFX double dissipation R9 290x in crossfire (x2). Here are my current specs:
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior
1 x Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
3 x ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
Cooler Master Silent Pro M - 1000W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Bronze Certification and Semi-Modular Cables
ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
2 x SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ... LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support
1 x LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
I have the Intel i5 2500k OC'd to 3.9ghz w/water cooling (H100).
My question is, is it really worth it for me to build a completely new system, or should I just plug in two R9 290x's for my current 6970s? I want to run some of the newer games coming out in 4k.