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Im planning to build a computer, would like to know any good amd mobo, amd processors, cooler, and a graphics card that is good for overclocking.

Thanks
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Alright. Can you tell us what games you play? What video card (if any) do you have? What resolution is your monitor? we can help a LOT more if you give us that information.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
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Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
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Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
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Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
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Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
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Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
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Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
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Heisenberg
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Redemption
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SK Hynix 256GB SSD Windows 8.1 Professional 1920 x 1080p IPS Display Microsoft Touch Cover 2 
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48w PSU 
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post
Alright. Can you tell us what games you play? What video card (if any) do you have? What resolution is your monitor? we can help a LOT more if you give us that information.
True that!

OP:

Radeon 6950 are awesome cards
2600k's are good cpu's, or the 1090t.
If you can find a Crosshair V, buy it.
Corsair Dominator, G.Skill Ripjaws, any 1600mhz or 2000mhz ram
Corsair H70 or H100 for watercooling or a Hyper 212+ for Air.
Edited by Grath - 11/3/11 at 6:29pm
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WD Scorpio Black 500gb WD Scorpio Black 500gb Slimtype DVD Writer Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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17.3" 1600x900 Logitech M515 
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Intel Pentium T2080 Toshiba A135 Intel 945gma 2gb DDR2 
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WD Scorpio Black 500gb WD Scorpio Black 500gb Slimtype DVD Writer Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorMouse
17.3" 1600x900 Logitech M515 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium T2080 Toshiba A135 Intel 945gma 2gb DDR2 
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120gb Fitjitsu Matshita DVD-Writer Vista Home Premium x86 15.4" 1280x800 
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Pretty much battlefield 3, league of legends, not really super needy graphic killing games and I don't mind playing low=medium settings. My resolution on my monitor is 1680 X 1050
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1: what games do you want to play?
1.5: what is your budget?

If you are shooting for $600: i5 processor
If you are shooting for >$400: A8 processor
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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Everything! Who knows... 
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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Everything! Who knows... 
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I already have a case, but I only have a 300w power supply which I think is not enough. I plan to shoot for $400 under

the Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Socket looks nice, might get that, but would like something similar and possibly cost bit less
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