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#101 - crutos (04/12/2015) [-]
Comparing the R9 290x to the GTX 970 which would be better for gaming?
I am not really all that experienced with overclocking stuff and such, also I've heard it can lower longevity of the cpu substantially. what kind of CPU would be great just out of the box with no overclocking needed?
#110 - auryn (04/13/2015) [-]
The R9 290x consumes a lot more power and produces more heat, so I don't know about your cooling system but it's something to keep in mind. (Besides it being more expensive on your energy bill)
Now GTX 970 seems to generally perform better most benchmarks, and in in real life usage has, not by a lot, but still a noticeably higher average FPS.
What I think the only drawback from the GTX 970 is that it 'only' has 3.5 GB quick accessible RAM (the remaining 0.5 GB is a lot slower) whereas the 290x actually has 4 GB.
However this shouldn't be a problem, unless you're gaming in 4k resolution.
So if you can afford it and, like most people, play games in 1080p (still the golden standard these days) or even 1440p the GTX 970 might be the most viable option.
However both are goods cards, and the 290x is cheaper and has more fast acces RAM.
About the CPU, The intel's K series are unlocked chips that are meant for overclocking, if you are absolutely sure you don't want to overclock at all you might go for the regular version instead of the k version, it'll save you a few bucks.
However to get more bang for your buck it's better to get the K version and do at least a slight to medium overclock, you'll just spend a little more for a significant performance boost.
Overclocking can and will affect longetivity of the CPU but it shouldn't be a problem unless you're going to the exteme, and even then the chip could very well last until you need to update it again, provided you have an able cooling sytem.
Just don't go to high in voltage and temperature.
Remember that the base speed of these chips is just a guaranteed speed, most chips have a lot more potential. (the potential overclockable speed may vary per individual chip even in the same serie)
I have never overclocked either but I'm planning on building a new desktop and will definitely overclock it, there's really not that much to it, so don't let it scare you off.
Watch a couple of tutorials on youtube and surf a bit on the web, all the info is there and it's not that difficult.
The only drawback for overclocking is that it voids the warranty of the CPU.
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