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Which 7950 do you recommend?
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post #12 of 45
Personally, I am getting the SAPPHIRE Radeon because it is one of the best companies for Radeon GPUs.
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Will that be okay with everything else that I have? Also, is this supposed to run cooler, or is it just suppose to have better performance?

I am still unsure about a case. I don't need one that has neon lights or a see through side.
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post #14 of 45
All 79xx cards have a better cooling temp than the 69xx series GPUs, so yes, both.

Hmm, there aren't many without LED AFAIK.
post #15 of 45
+1 for the graphics card recommendation. You'll appreciate a beefy 7950, and Sapphire is a great company.

With the budget comment in mind, go for a 2500k / ASUS P867 Pro. If you don't want to spend $170 on a mobo, though, ASRock makes two great budget boards (Extreme3 Z68 for $125ish or Extreme4 P67 for $155ish).
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post #16 of 45
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I'm not to impressed by the reviews of the ASUS P867 Pro on Newegg. Actually, I'm not real impressed with any of the reviews for an Intel MOBO. Probably a case where the people that are happy aren't writing reviews and everyone who is unhappy is.

Lots to look at, just need to find what I will be comfortable with.

AZEEM40: I don't care if the case has LED lights, I just don't see the need to pay extra for it. I noticed you had a thread going, I am going to check it out.
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post #17 of 45
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I am confused. If I want to hook this up using HDMI to my 1080p tv for the monitor. Do I have to have HDMI on the motherboard, or is it just on the video card? Or both?
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post #18 of 45
Nope, just connect from the HDMI port on the monitor to the HDMI port on the TV.
post #19 of 45
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I don't understand the answer above. Could you please clarify that for me.


EDIT: I Re-read my post with the question, and I think I didn't make myself clear.

I am going to use the 1080p t.v. as the monitor. So I don't need to go from a monitor to a t.v....sorry.
Edited by Mbalmer - 2/15/12 at 3:28pm
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So you don't need me to explain? tongue.gif
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