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Originally the APU was crossfired with an R7 240, there was no SSD, and we used the stock cooler. Eventually, the owner decided he wanted more power, so we got him an SSD and the 290X. We added the Hyper 212 as the stock cooler is just abysmal at actually keeping the processor cooled in a silent case.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Might want to move up that gpu to the top pcie slot. More bandwidth, better response.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I took the picture the day before I did that actually. I forgot that his had the 3.0 slot, but it's all good now.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

500w bronze psu with that card? And like mlach said, your 3.0 pci-e x16 slot is the top one.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

16x preformance compared to 8x is 1-3% at max

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it works just fine. At full load the system drew around 430W.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting ready to use same APU in a new build. I'm going to use an R7 graphics card. Really nice build!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, very very new to pc/pc gaming. Looking to spend $1000-$1300 on a build. Would you recommend this? Would like to play games at high-ultra ( depending on game ) at 1080p. Thanks in advance.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know how would APU handle games on ultra but I heard that APU is really impressive. But would recommend 1000$ solution on the "Partpicker build for 1000$", or if you want mine here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xfjjgs

And please for futher questions contact me with personal message or post a thread on forum. Cheers!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure how to pm im on mobile at the moment..the build you posted is what you recommend for what I asked?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

With the build you provided, I should be able to run most games on high-ultra?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd wait to see what does the r9 380/390x has to offer though, with all of this 3.5 gb +.5gb issue and the fact we don't know if games will take more Vram in the future I am hesistating on the 970

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I totaly agree. I really want to see some competition to the Nvidia because they are really popular right now. But maybe r9 380 will be expensive at the start. We'll see.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

wait for the 380x, its priced like a 970 but preforms about the same as a 980, whish means there has to be a 980ti because theres no way amd will be the over all preformance king by such a larg margin, thou weather or not the 390x will out preform the 980 it is unknown

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

90% of the games I would say. But if you want to spend 100$ more, you should buy Intel i5-4690k. It performs a few FPS in games more than fx-8350. You can see the difference in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20QPpIqo-YY

If you chose Intel, you must change the motherboard, hope you know that. :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottleneck? Is there any?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!! I suggest overclocking the APU to undo any bottleneck.

Fortunately though, directX12 is coming out soon so the APU shouldn't bottleneck the r9 290 for long.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

or he can use mantle for now