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    AMD Radeon R9 270

    AMD Radeon R9 270 Review: Replacing The Radeon HD 7800s - The Radeon R9 270: New, Or Renewed?

    Now, as you all know, I'm no expert at this shit. But I'm wondering if I should go with the R9 270/R9 270X or the old Radeon HS 7850/60/70? I'm most likely going to buy the R9 270, seeing as it's in the same price neighborhood, but if I upgrade to this, what would I need to change from this build:
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    I'd definitely go with this 290x, also you might want to change out your motherboard to this motherboard because the one you have at present doesn't have a heatsink for its mosfets. Other than that it looks alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    I'd definitely go with this 290x, also you might want to change out your motherboard to this motherboard because the one you have at present doesn't have a heatsink for its mosfets. Other than that it looks alright.
    Transistor cooling isn't in any way required on a build of this budget, and even at most higher end builds. You're only going to need the extra cooling if you're running extreme overclocks on much higher-end CPU's. Even at that you'd most likely have a liquid cooling system in place, and all that would be needed would be a simple case fan pointed at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post

    Transistor cooling isn't in any way required on a build of this budget, and even at most higher end builds. You're only going to need the extra cooling if you're running extreme overclocks on much higher-end CPU's. Even at that you'd most likely have a liquid cooling system in place, and all that would be needed would be a simple case fan pointed at them.
    yea i might've over done it a little bit. however, that motherboard will definitely do him well for future upgrades and SLI if he ever wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3kc View Post
    yea i might've over done it a little bit. however, that motherboard will definitely do him well for future upgrades and SLI if he ever wants.
    Indeed. If he's planning on doing some upgrading in the near future, a higher-end board will always be the better option. This is one of his first builds, so it being future-proof doesn't seem all that important. For lower budgets, I always suggest for people to use their money strictly on main components, and then expand later.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
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    So do I keep the current mobo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wassabi? View Post
    So do I keep the current mobo?
    ​Yes, you're good.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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