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I will be using this for gaming on a 1080p monitor. I already have a hard drive, OS, disk drive, and all the peripherals. This is what I'm thinking right now:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB, which I plan on unlocking to a 6970
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
LEPA G700-MA 700W Modular PSU
COOLER MASTER HAF 922

Thoughts? Anybody know for sure if that GPU can be successfully unlocked? Thanks, guys.
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by neatname View Post

I will be using this for gaming on a 1080p monitor. I already have a hard drive, OS, disk drive, and all the peripherals. This is what I'm thinking right now:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB, which I plan on unlocking to a 6970
Asrock Extreme 3 gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
SeaSonic X650 Modular PSU
NZXT Phantom 410

Thoughts? Anybody know for sure if that GPU can be successfully unlocked? Thanks, guys.

I made some good improvements within the same prices. You can even go cheaper and still come out better than the original items you posted. Yes that HD6950 model can be safely unlocked. It also has a dual bios switch.
Edited by PureBlackFire - 1/12/12 at 5:18pm
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.7ghz Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H EVGA GTX 980TI ACX 2.0  8GB G.Skill Trident X 2400 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 SSD 128GB 3TB Toshiba  3TB Toshiba Custom Water 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit HP 23xi Corsair HX750i Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 
Mouse
Logitech G600 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K @ 4.7ghz Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H EVGA GTX 980TI ACX 2.0  8GB G.Skill Trident X 2400 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 SSD 128GB 3TB Toshiba  3TB Toshiba Custom Water 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit HP 23xi Corsair HX750i Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 
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Logitech G600 
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post #3 of 6
* Swap that motherboard to ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.
* Where is your CPU cooler?
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Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
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Hauppauge HVR-1250 
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Misaka
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
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Was thinking the Cooler Master Hyper N 520 or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for the cooler. Which one would be better?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207009&Tpk=sunbeam%20twister

Between those 2 CM cooler, 212 EVO. However, 212 EVO is overpriced at this moment. So pick one of the two cooler I have listed above.
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
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Misaka
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
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Thread Starter 
Disregard this post.
Edited by neatname - 1/14/12 at 12:30pm
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