Topic Title: FX-3850 + R9 290X or A10 7850k + R9 290X
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 03/20/2014 03:44 PM
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ossur
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Hi, 

FX-8350 + R9 290X *changed from FX-3850 to FX-8350

or A10 7850k + R9 290X

What will be the best choice for gaming in ultra settings and future box development?

 

 



Edited: 03/20/2014 at 05:10 PM by ossur
 03/20/2014 04:35 PM
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None of the above. An AMD FX 8000 or FX 9000 series, or an Intel i7 is what you need with a 290X, but unless you are using a resolution of 2560x1600 or above, the 290x is overkill.

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 03/20/2014 05:07 PM
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My mistake, should be FX-8350 + R9 290X

FX 9000 is too hot TDP 220W, too much.

 03/20/2014 08:57 PM
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The FX-8350 is the best choice for most people and it can be OC'ed easily. The FX-9000 series require a special mobo with a proper VRM design to supply the 220w and top quality cooling, so I do not recommend them for typical PC use.



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 03/23/2014 04:54 AM
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go with fx 8350 since you want to be using a r9 290x, the a10 is good too but half of cores so in multitasking it's not the best and you don't need igpu with a 290x seriously...you should even be able to eyefinity 3 1080p monitors and still play new games on ultra mostly.

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