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    Cool My new build - any advice?

    Hey guys this is my first post -

    I sold my rig last weekend and im in the process of building my new Z97 Rig.

    OLD RIG SPECS

    AMD 8350 OC'd to 5.2 GHZ
    16 GB Corsair Veng 1866 DDR3
    H100i liquid cooled
    HAF X Case
    Cross hair formula Z mobo
    R9 290x Tri-X Sapphire
    850W Corsair PSU
    840 Samsung SSD

    This time around im gonna be steppings things up a bit

    NEW RIG SPECS

    Intel 4790K
    H110 Liquid Cooler
    G.Skill 2400 Ram
    G.Skill Ram Cooler
    Cosmos ii Case
    Samsung EVO 840 Series SSD
    Asus Formula VII Mobo (once it comes out) - With OC panel
    EVGA 1,000W PSU w/ Sleeved cables

    I need help picking out a GFX card. Not sure if I should go for another 290X or Nvidia.

    Well.. what do you guys think?

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    looks good, just dont mix ram kits on the intel boards.
    formula will go out mid july'ish ( if im not mistaken )

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    What do you mean by font mix ram kits? The g.skill will be okay on the formula mobo, right?

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    G.skill will do fine everything looks good to me also..
    Current: MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium | 7700K | G Skill Ripjaws V 3000 16Gb | 960 EVO 500Gb | Intel 730 480Gb | Seasonic 1000 Platinum |
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve View Post
    What do you mean by font mix ram kits? The g.skill will be okay on the formula mobo, right?
    im thinking of 1 kit as in the amount of ram chips in one package.
    you can get away whit mixed kits on AMD but intel is picky there and ppl almoast always ends up whit problem whit it.
    not menny think of the problem that can happen when doing it.
    so just saying it

    and the 2400mhz will probably work on the board ( look at g-skils ram calc on their site )

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    Concider two SSDs BigS. One for OS and all that stuff that just won´t go anywhere but C-drive, 240-ish GB, then a separate one for games, 500-ish GB, good choice on the Samsung btw.
    Keep approx. 20% of space empty on the SSDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenBlade View Post
    Concider two SSDs BigS. One for OS and all that stuff that just won´t go anywhere but C-drive, 240-ish GB, then a separate one for games, 500-ish GB, good choice on the Samsung btw.
    Keep approx. 20% of space empty on the SSDs.
    Thanks for the tip, Do you suggest Raid 0?

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    Any suggestions of GFX Card?

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    No RAID on my part, I just let them run independently. Is there any noticeable performance difference in RAID and non-RAID with these fast SSDs (noticeable for the non-hardcore enthusiast)?
    I use an 840 series for OS and an 840 PRO for my sims.

    Graphics card according to needs, what do you use your rig for?

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    R9 290x or 780Ti, doesn't matter. Both are amazing. It's all about personal preference.
    Say hi to the next generation.

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    Through passion, I gain strength
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    The Republic of Gamers shall free me

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