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#1
Hi,

What do you think of this build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pQLvkL
For light pentest and hash cracking. Is the r9 290x and CPU best value for it's buck? What mobo do you recommend, as I may want to add more more GPU's in future. More ram? Got a large case to futureproof all later upgrades in.

Budget of ~£1.5k, can go higher.

Thanks.
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#2
The GPU you've selected is an OEM design card, not a reference design card, which we would never recommend buying for hash cracking. Further, I would strongly recommend the GTX 970 over the 290X.
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#3
(05-03-2015, 12:14 AM)epixoip Wrote: The GPU you've selected is an OEM design card, not a reference design card, which we would never recommend buying for hash cracking. Further, I would strongly recommend the GTX 970 over the 290X.

I have the same mobo running six R9 270x cards, so adding more cards wont be an issue for you except for space.
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