The real question is how did he manage to get a GTX 1060 right now.
Awesome job! I am confused why you have the psu fan intaking from inside your pc. Does it not have vents below it? Hot air from rads seems like poor air temp for intake.
how is your 8320 handling crossfire 390s? dat bottleneck doe
its a joke, Jumanji Meme
It means for the money you can get a much better card on the AMD side, AMD dominates that price point. An R9 280x would be the card to get at that price.
Solid build although I think for $220 you should have gone with a R9 280x over a gtx 960, I personally really loathe the 960, other than that nice build.
What Year is it!?
never lean towards a 960, shittiest card per $ on the market imho.
Fair enough and I agree with his budget an intel based cpu would have been better atleast new intel cpus, but the fx chips do beat out a lot of the 1155 chips, granted those are old news.
meh don't believe everything you read on the interwebs. FX chips are really solid for pc gaming and actually beat a lot of i5 cpus. Also voltage isn't going to do much on a component as long as thermal temps are nice and cool. I've had a heavily OC system for 5+ years now without any hiccups, keep up the good work sick build.
You could probably add a 4th display with a "active adapter" maybe. I would do some research into "active video adapters" if I were you and see if that doesn't help. Nice build, way to support the good guys(AMD)!
sounds like he could use a paint job and installation.
Sick build, one concern I do have is dat gpu sag doe. Your build is too nice to not address that issue. Would hate to see your memory bus snap on ya because of gpu sag.
Fair enough, I would be curious how your build runs in 4k and how much that 3rd card get used.
I understand that but I'm more concerned about compatibility rather then overall power. Doesn't matter how powerful something is if its not supported by the game itself. I use to run crossfire and when it worked it worked great but it seemed like a majority of time in my experience it wasn't supported.
Super confused by the choice to go with 2 960s in sli. With $400 you could have simply gotten a r9 390 and called it aday good luck with 2gbs of vram and sli compatibility issues.
Do you run into many compatibility issues with the crossfire? I've been wanting to get another 290x for crossfire but past crossfire experiences have jaded me.
I cant help but feel like the 960 wasn't a good choice as well as a 8320. For $1600 you could have gotten a lot more computer. Don't want to hate but my goodness.
Southern Comfort bottle underneath your desk... I love that stuff on the rocks. Got to stay comfortable with southern comfort lol.
That doesn't surprise me actually. In my situation it seemed to be affected more by issues with games not fully supporting Crossfire. How has your general experience with crossfire been? I'm really contemplating getting another 290.
Never hear it honestly, and I have all silent fans in my PC. Doesn't seem to really even use the fans until 60 degrees, and even then they usually are around 40% usage on the fans. All that being said, I have an extremely ideal environment for the gpu. Full tower with 6 silent fans most of which are 140mm.
Have you noticed any issues with your crossfire being in a x16 and x4. I had this exact setup on my system for a while and seemed to get wierd performance. Synthetic benchmarks worked fine but a lot of games would peg my cpu(i5-3570k 4.4ghz) to 100% and I would get odd stuttering.
My first thoughts as well, there is no good reason to do this.
"Do the fans knock the PC on its side when you boot it up", literally spit up while reading. LMAO
Your statements on the 290 are dead wrong man. I have a sapphire R9 290 tri-x, it comes overclocked and I overclocked even further with it. Idles at 30 degrees underload never exceeds 68 degrees. The 960 gets outclassed by the 280x and my friend just bought a sapphire vapor 280x for $199 from newegg.
Yea the 270x makes the "next gen" look like last gen.
Nice build, I recently built my buddy a system with a 8320 and a r9 270 sapphire dual x. Great parts for a good budget build.
Acer already has that monitor and its an ips
Fury X is great bang for you buck especially when compared to Nvidia. 980ti performance with smaller form factor and much better thermal temps...sign me up.
Yea people have this crazy idea that AMD should offer more performance for a cheaper price for all their products and it just doesn't make any sense to me. The Nvidia kool-aid has been drank for to much.
Fury X is a great card and a great value. Hype needs to try and atleast stay rational.
thermals for the fury x are WAY better then the 980ti
looks like your cpu heatsink is really close to your gpu, its not touching I hope
Flip your PSU
nice build, great budget system. That being said "Best gaming rig under $1000" is horribly inaccurate.
I personally would buy a 290x over a 970 for a few reasons. First and foremost because I wouldn't want to support a company like Nvidia and all their BS business practices. Second the benchmarks are very close and lastly the 290x you can get under $300.
imho the 960 is overpriced. At that price point just buy a r9 290.
I have had the tri x for 2 months and its in my opinion the best bang for your buck for a 290. I have mine overclocked and it never goes over 65 degrees and it is silent.
I laughed my *** off at this comment, good one.
I just bought the sapphire tri x r9 290 non x version for $265 from newegg a few weeks ago.
I have a r 290 tri x which granted isn't a 290x, but I have mine overclocked and while gaming at full load it never goes above 60 C.
To my defense I said Full settings and those benchmarks aren't at full settings. That being said clearly the 970 performs well. I guess I have just heard isolated issues with people having serious issues with vram on gta v with the 970, especially once you actually run it at full spec with advance graphics turned up. Essentially the 970 runs great until you get around 3.5 gb of vram.
Not a fan of the 960, but other then that nice build. Not to say the 960 is bad, I just think it has some design flaws ie 2gb vram and 128 bit memory bus
From my understanding the 970 struggles with GTA V at 1080P @ full settings.
that last .5 gigs being on a separate partition essentially make it irrelevant memory, since your not going to be able to take advantage of all 4 gbs of it. I agree the 970 is a great card but so is the 290x. Also 1440 does demand higher end gpus but there are reasons to be running a $300 card at 1440, like in the process of upgrade your build which we all do from time to time.
Nice build and your MOBO would support crossfire successfully, only suggestion I would make it maybe cutting the dvd drive and loading your OS via USB, and getting a little higher end cpu maybe fx-8320 but the 6300 is solid but other then that its a solid budget build. You could also run on stock cooling for a while to save money and get a little higher end cpu.
I guess I just think saying "no one plays at 1440p" is inaccurate. Especially since the trend is moving towards 1440P and higher. I agree that the 290x isn't going to max out a lot of recent titles, that being said you could easily crossfire in the future when you deem fit and you wouldn't be losing any vram in comparison to the 970 especially with directX 12 on its way.