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ZombieGunner's Completed Build: 800$ Gaming Desktop - My First Build

Huddy40 6 points 20 months ago

The real question is how did he manage to get a GTX 1060 right now.

ESPI's Completed Build: My Z97 ROG Machine

Huddy40 1 point 31 months ago

GPU SAG!

angerthosenear's Completed Build: D.Va Nerf This!

Huddy40 1 point 32 months ago

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.

Forum Topic "R9 390 Crossfire?"

Huddy40 1 point 34 months ago

how is your 8320 handling crossfire 390s? dat bottleneck doe

Gooberdad's Completed Build: 1983 Apple IIe

Huddy40 1 point 38 months ago

its a joke, Jumanji Meme

bh97's Completed Build: When 2007 meets 2015 (the backup sleeperish pc)

Huddy40 1 point 38 months ago

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.

OGbobbywilson21's Completed Build: First PC build "Ajax the Conqueror"

Huddy40 -1 points 38 months ago

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.

Gooberdad's Completed Build: 1983 Apple IIe

Huddy40 1 point 38 months ago

What Year is it!?

bh97's Completed Build: When 2007 meets 2015 (the backup sleeperish pc)

Huddy40 2 points 38 months ago

never lean towards a 960, shittiest card per $ on the market imho.

CommunistNinja's Completed Build: Deep Silence Coil Whine

Huddy40 2 points 39 months ago

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.

CommunistNinja's Completed Build: Deep Silence Coil Whine

Huddy40 2 points 39 months ago

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.

Arrishenn's Completed Build: Iron Cube (First Build)

Huddy40 1 point 41 months ago

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)!

danieltoruno's Completed Build: PROJECT: JETTE - $4K Workstation/Gaming PC (First time build)

Huddy40 1 point 42 months ago

sounds like he could use a paint job and installation.

danieltoruno's Completed Build: PROJECT: JETTE - $4K Workstation/Gaming PC (First time build)

Huddy40 1 point 42 months ago

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.

DarwinPC's Completed Build: Project: Erebus - trifire, 4K, X99, full H2O

Huddy40 1 point 43 months ago

Fair enough, I would be curious how your build runs in 4k and how much that 3rd card get used.

DarwinPC's Completed Build: Project: Erebus - trifire, 4K, X99, full H2O

Huddy40 1 point 43 months ago

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.

Xaphiir's Completed Build: Tiberius: The second generation of my first build

Huddy40 0 points 43 months ago

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.

DarwinPC's Completed Build: Project: Erebus - trifire, 4K, X99, full H2O

Huddy40 1 point 43 months ago

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.

GamerTeen1762's Completed Build: My Mid-High Range Gaming Rig

Huddy40 1 point 43 months ago

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.

bazerka's Completed Build: Experiment 001: Never Settle

Huddy40 1 point 43 months ago

Southern Comfort bottle underneath your desk... I love that stuff on the rocks. Got to stay comfortable with southern comfort lol.

bazerka's Completed Build: Experiment 001: Never Settle

Huddy40 1 point 43 months ago

Soco ftw

B-Wootang's Completed Build: Compact Blue Monster

Huddy40 1 point 43 months ago

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.

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4460 / GeForce GTX 960 Gaming PC

Huddy40 2 points 44 months ago

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.

B-Wootang's Completed Build: Compact Blue Monster

Huddy40 1 point 44 months ago

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.

mwmilligan's Completed Build: KuruptFX

Huddy40 1 point 44 months ago

My first thoughts as well, there is no good reason to do this.

YvesSchouwaerts's Completed Build: My Final Pc

Huddy40 0 points 44 months ago

"Do the fans knock the PC on its side when you boot it up", literally spit up while reading. LMAO

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4460 / GeForce GTX 960 Gaming PC

Huddy40 1 point 44 months ago

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.

Dam5968's Completed Build: Nephew Mario "black and blue"

Huddy40 1 point 45 months ago

Yea the 270x makes the "next gen" look like last gen.

Czernobog's Completed Build: Czernobog

Huddy40 1 point 45 months ago

touche

Dam5968's Completed Build: Nephew Mario "black and blue"

Huddy40 2 points 45 months ago

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.

Czernobog's Completed Build: Czernobog

Huddy40 1 point 45 months ago

Acer already has that monitor and its an ips

Blog Post "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Released"

Huddy40 1 point 45 months ago

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.

Blog Post "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Released"

Huddy40 3 points 45 months ago

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.

Blog Post "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Released"

Huddy40 8 points 45 months ago

Fury X is a great card and a great value. Hype needs to try and atleast stay rational.

Blog Post "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Released"

Huddy40 2 points 45 months ago

thermals for the fury x are WAY better then the 980ti

TineyTurtle's Completed Build: Eve

Huddy40 1 point 45 months ago

looks like your cpu heatsink is really close to your gpu, its not touching I hope

0x00's Completed Build: Very PC, Many Gaming, Much Wow

Huddy40 1 point 45 months ago

Flip your PSU

coolie51's Completed Build: BEST Gaming Rig Under $1000

Huddy40 10 points 45 months ago

nice build, great budget system. That being said "Best gaming rig under $1000" is horribly inaccurate.

coryjamesking's Completed Build: Lazy Lightnin'

Huddy40 2 points 45 months ago

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.

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4460 / GeForce GTX 960 Gaming PC

Huddy40 5 points 46 months ago

imho the 960 is overpriced. At that price point just buy a r9 290.

mryanj's Completed Build: Annie-My First Build!

Huddy40 1 point 46 months ago

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.

yahia.shkokany's Completed Build: Finally after a year this is my Z97 build.

Huddy40 1 point 46 months ago

I laughed my *** off at this comment, good one.

philip's Build Guide: i5-4690K / R9 290X Overclocked Gaming PC

Huddy40 1 point 46 months ago

I just bought the sapphire tri x r9 290 non x version for $265 from newegg a few weeks ago.

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4690K / Radeon R9 290X Gaming PC

Huddy40 1 point 47 months 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.

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4690K / Radeon R9 290X Gaming PC

Huddy40 1 point 47 months ago

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.

pegotico's Completed Build: a momentary lapse of reason

Huddy40 1 point 47 months ago

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

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4690K / Radeon R9 290X Gaming PC

Huddy40 1 point 47 months ago

From my understanding the 970 struggles with GTA V at 1080P @ full settings.

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4690K / Radeon R9 290X Gaming PC

Huddy40 2 points 47 months ago

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.

wildwillyd's Build Guide: First build (Need suggestions)

Huddy40 1 point 47 months ago

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.

philip's Build Guide: Core i5-4690K / Radeon R9 290X Gaming PC

Huddy40 1 point 47 months ago

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.

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