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post #11 of 18
I will recommend the Crucial M4. I have had the M4 CT128M since May of this year and have had no hitches whatsoever. The speed has stayed constant from the start, and it hasn't given me any grief from my constant adding and removing of programs. The SSD is currently in my laptop that I use for school. On my Lenovo Y580, I restart my computer and am online in less than 30 seconds--even with the drive half filled.
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Yea, in my Intel rig I was running the M4 since it came out without any problems. I guess I just wanted to try something new though. On top of that, I still have Newegg's return policy and OCZ's support if anything happens to it.
    
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You could take a chance, if some hardware gets bad reviews it is almost down hill from there tongue.gif I was looking at the OCZ Solid series or the Agility series and apparently they are the worst of the worst of the worst SSDs out there, but then if its quicker than a HDD and will only be used for a boot drive it isn't exactly being stressed.

I think most people stick with the most mentioned top of the pile hardware because it has proved itself.

Anyway, yes I would also recommend the HD 7870, not only is it a very good performing card but you could also take heat and power consumption into consideration.

But then, in your original post you mentioned you sold your dual HD 7970s? So why would you go back to the 7xxx series that you're used to if you want a different build? tongue.gif
post #14 of 18
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But then, in your original post you mentioned you sold your dual HD 7970s? So why would you go back to the 7xxx series that you're used to if you want a different build? tongue.gif

Well, I guess I am just looking for something that I can mess around with. I may even look into the last gen GTX's, but they seem too refined for me. I'm not really sure what I mean, but I've always liked the AMD cards better. I may just look into some 6950s around. I had two Twin Frozr one's a while ago, and they were pretty fun to mess with.

I am just trying to stay away from the latest and greatest. It's like buying a Ferrari vs your favorite classic car. Yes the Ferrari is technically "better", but you'd have more fun tinkering with the classic.

EDIT: I guess at one point I had the best of everything. A 2600k+CFX 7970s, and it honestly wasn't as fun as I thought it was going to be. Not true overclocker spirit, just wasting money.
    
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post #15 of 18
Yeah I do agree with that to be honest.

I was wondering whether to go with an 8 core FX, or play around with a quad or sempron. Couldn't choose what was best to mess around with.

I prefer AMD cards also, nothing but trouble with nVidia in the past, they are good cards, but something about them which can't compare to AMD. Personal preference, I just like the way AMD does thing, and how they overclock biggrin.gif

Though some dated hardware also does appeal to me biggrin.gif
post #16 of 18
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I caved frown.gif

I bought an FX 8320. Debated the FX 8350, but remembered that when AMD makes a better variant, it's most likely just the lower performing one clocked higher. I guess I just couldn't live without my 4.5GHz+ overclocks. I still plan to use the 960T for the messing around part though, so all is not lost. I also picked up another HD 6870 for ~$120 (Same exact card too! Will look good in XFire!) so will be running XFire 6870s now. My Vertex 4 has been serving me well so far, awesome SSD.

Also, I built my Lian Li Benching Station! It was pretty easy, aside from the screws not being labeled, and looks awesome! Waiting until the rest of my components get here to use it, as I don't want to install my backup components into it, just to take them off again.
    
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post #17 of 18
I just sold my FX-6100 and decided to give the 1045T a try smile.gif

Yeah also the FX-8320 is basically a lower clocked 8350, so yeah I have no idea why anyone would purchase the FX-8350, its only clocked slightly higher and easily achieved.

See if you can get 5Ghz on that thing thumb.gif


Also, the 960T can be unlocked if I am correct? Isn't that chip code named Zosma? Should have 2 cores disabled.
post #18 of 18
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I just sold my FX-6100 and decided to give the 1045T a try smile.gif
Yeah also the FX-8320 is basically a lower clocked 8350, so yeah I have no idea why anyone would purchase the FX-8350, its only clocked slightly higher and easily achieved.
See if you can get 5Ghz on that thing thumb.gif
Also, the 960T can be unlocked if I am correct? Isn't that chip code named Zosma? Should have 2 cores disabled.

Yea, I'm gonna play around with the 960T before putting in the FX8320.
    
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