48 months ago
This is my current build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/PMQV3C
The R9 270X holds up pretty well for most of my games, but in certain games it doesn't cut it. I like to max out my graphics settings, the FPS isn't critical, I just like a relatively smooth experience (50-60 FPS ideal). In Tomb Raider on the Ultra preset I currently get about 40 FPS which is just a little shuttery. But I would like to play on Ultimate with anti-aliasing set to 4x. On Metro Last Light Redux I have to keep everything on medium in order to play at 60 FPS.
So I am not sure which direction to go. I'm looking to spend about $350 dollars on an upgrade, so I am thinking either another R9 270X for crossfire and then get an i5-4690K, or just upgrade to an R9 390 and save the CPU upgrade for another day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated on what direction I should take my build.