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1 year ago#21
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2i72j

Full build in Australian prices. I see no reason to stick with older intel if your looking to future proof and I think the 4670k is the best choice. If you want the 4770k then there is still room. Also added an SSD.
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1 year ago#22
Is that graphics card good enough for future proofing? Alot of people on here have been recommending the R9 290x, and while that graphics card makes it alot more affordable, I'm wanting things to last for at least a few years.
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1 year ago#23
Then you'll want a R9 290x. Without going into crazy prices like the GTX780 or a Titan, the 290x is the best GPU for the price.

Though you might want to wait a bit on getting one. Right now AMD cards are being bought up for bitcoin mining, so these dumbasses are jacking up the prices on them. They're still much cheaper than comparable Nvidia cards, but once prices stabilize you'll save even more money.
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Skillz Ferguson
1 year ago#24
KabtheMentat posted...
Then you'll want a R9 290x. Without going into crazy prices like the GTX780 or a Titan, the 290x is the best GPU for the price.

Though you might want to wait a bit on getting one. Right now AMD cards are being bought up for bitcoin mining, so these dumbasses are jacking up the prices on them. They're still much cheaper than comparable Nvidia cards, but once prices stabilize you'll save even more money.


I don't know where you get that idea. The R9 290X is only 5-10% better than the R9 290, but ~1/3 more expensive.
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1 year ago#25
Okay you sure got me.

The 290 SERIES is the best GPU for the price.
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Skillz Ferguson
1 year ago#26
Plus some unlock

http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/So-Apparently-Some-R9-290-Cards-Can-Flash-290X
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1 year ago#27
I don't think I'll need to worry about that for a while haha, as I previously said, I'm not planning to run anything over medium, I just wanna make sure I can run stuff on high.

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2i7Ki

Seems to be my final build, which may overstep my price range, but I'm sure I can take one weekend off drinking and afford it then haha. (I'm not entirely sure if the price is actually converted to my local currency or not.)
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1 year ago#28
If you want R9 290X, I suggest wait a couple more weeks. That reference model is noisy as heck, you may want to wait for non reference that will be out shortly.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-290x-directcu-ii-radeon,25303.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/msi-radeon-r9-290x-lightning-pcb,25257.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/195556/gigabyte-windforce-cooled-radeon-r9-290x-card-pictured.html
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