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post #21 of 42
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On the Sabertooth mobo's, what's up with the TUF series? It looks like a 990fx TUF mobo might be my best bet even if it is twice what I was hoping to pay ($190 from Tiger). And is a GTX 660 really that much better then a 550? I have to admit, my 240 seems to be ok for the games I play (Brink, Call of Duty:MW2, and rFactor and Left4Dead 2). I think my old GT 9500 may have been better than this 240 though. The 660 is $100 more than the 550. Is it really worth the extra bucks?

This IS helping alot. Thanks again.
post #22 of 42
i got a 990FX Sabertooth on my AMD system, and it's a great system i put it through it's paces in new york through electrical surges and what not it never ceased on the motherboard part but my PSU's though ceased went through 3 PSU's on my Sabertooth biggrin.gif. take note i was doing it intentionally to see how "TUF" it was and well it's TUF from my experience smile.gif

the 660 is like the 560 but more powerful if you compare the last generation as the 660Ti is the 560Ti and the 670 is the 570 and the 680 is that of the 580.

CoD and L4D series is mostly CPU intesive not so much GPU intensive, RFactor is i think CPU and semi- GPU intesive. redface.gif

getting a 660 will do you more than the 550 can do.
Edited by JunkoXan - 10/7/12 at 7:33am
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post #23 of 42
this biostar holds the record . . .

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1510492

i own one but it is an intel.biggrin.gif
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What can I say but "HOLY *****"!!! 7.15GHz?????
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What can I say but "HOLY *****"!!! 7.15GHz?????

i must say, it was achieved with extreme cooling. hard to find that board anymore. hint: ebay.
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By the way, the H80 sucks. High end air cooling stomps it, no matter what fans you put on it- and, high end air is worlds quieter.

H80 sucks and high end air cooling stomps it? AND it's quieter? doh.gif Have you even USED a Corsair cooling product? My 'low end' air cooler, 212 Evo, took much more power and noise to keep less cool than my quiet H100.

On the Sabertooth 990fx. Incredible board. Possibly the best purchase I've made for my computer. It looks cool, built like a tank, and you shouldn't worry much about it breaking down on you.
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JunkoXan.........I've used a industrial grade line conditioner from ESP for the last 5 years (4 of them in NJ where we got some GOOD storms, too) and it's more than done it's job. It will handle most any electrical disturbance short of a direct lightning strike. I highly recommend them, if you can find one. I used to work on Ricoh digital copiers and printers. We used to give them to anybody who bought the larger 85/105 copy per minute machines. At $50,000 for the copier/printer, supplying a $200 line conditioner for free was good insurance. The ESP units offered good RFI/EMI filtering and excellent surge protection with a VERY fast reaction time and a HIGH joule rating. They don't do anything about under-voltage (it's NOT an UPS), a couple of their models WILL automatically shut down the equipment if the voltage drops below a certain level. I trust mine completely to do it's job.
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i must say, it was achieved with extreme cooling. hard to find that board anymore. hint: ebay.

I saw a video of two guys from AMD oc'ing the 955 to 7.2GHz and breaking the 3D Mark record. Was this the mobo they used? I remember them using liquid nitrogen to cool it.
post #29 of 42
Just a heads-up Chuck. There is an openbox sabertooth right now on newegg for $131.99 with free shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736R
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Sabertooth 990FX or Crosshair V Formula R2.
You did say best.
By the way, the H80 sucks. High end air cooling stomps it, no matter what fans you put on it- and, high end air is worlds quieter.

^This..don't count out the giga 990 UD3..or Biostar ta990, either..
 
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