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A Good Base Unit 4 Radeon 6990?

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The Rig in my Sig *(Minus the PSU/6950)* is my Base unit I got on New egg for $380 *(Came with a 480W PSU and 5570 Radeon)* I am RMA'ing the PSU and Radeon 6950 for a new PSU and 6990.

I can switch Mobo/RAM/CPU with my moms *(1055T/Gigabyte Mobo/6GB 1333 DDR3)* and still get the most out of my 6990?
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post #2 of 7
You could always OC the hell out of that 925
With proper cooling, they go far.
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Though I do plan to OC both this 925 *(Before I switch with my moms)* and her 1055T as well, but utilizing its stock cooling as well, i like to find out where i can get it stock first. This way when i get around to Water cooling or any other radical form of cooling I know exactly how much more effective the aftermarker cooling system is
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i heard nvidia chipsets dont overclock amd with crap. i dunno though.
careful on that 4+1 mobo with the x6
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I wouldn't recommended overclocking your parents computer unless you can check up on it once in awhile.

A slight OC would be fine but extreme ones would just cause your headaches in the future (especially on stock cooling).

Heck I would want as much leeway for stability for my parents.

Imagine all your parents financial statements corrupted or something.

My parents can/have raised CPU temps over a year with just the amount of dust that gets in there. They lost fans and never realized.

I don't think you'll see a difference between either in games at stock though. OC'ed the X6 should go higher but you won't see that on a stock cooler.

Also the motherboard for the x4 is iffy on overclocking.

Also what motherboard does your parents have? Wouldn't be much point taking your parents set if their motherboard isn't safe with overclocking either.
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post #6 of 7
Older revisions of your particular motherboard are 3+1 phase and do not support 125W processors like the 1055T.... what motherboard does your mom's have for the 1055T, if you were planning/are able to swap that too?

You should discuss with your mom about a swap. If your mom doesn't do anything that uses all 6 cores, it might be feasible for her to downgrade slightly to a 925, which operates at the same clock speed.
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Its now decided I am RMA'ing my UNIT in sig and replacing it with Peicemail items below and putting it together myself.

Phenom II 965 BE
ASUS 890FX Pro Mobo
850W Thermaltake Black Widow Modular PSU
NZXT Gamma Case *(Its cheaper then M59)*
1TB Western Digital 7200RPM 64MB cache 6GB
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB DDR3 1600
*(Reduced to 1333 as the ASUS doesnt support 1600)*

Using Artic Silver MTX Thermal Paste
Either 2x Sapphire 6970s @ $550 Shipped or Single 6990 @ 700 Shipped *(Whichever works out first)*
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