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No worries mate.

Two suggestions:
- Go for the 7870 XT (if you can find it in stock) which is based on the 7900 series or the 7950 for 269$.
- SSDs don't cost an arm & a leg anymore so get one as a boot drive & a couple of your favorite games like the Sammy 840pro.

I was wondering what the XT meant. SSD is definitely going to be a boot drive. I was not planning to add one in until later because I did not plan to install the OS until later.

Infact the core clock for an XT is slower than Ghz edition, what does XT do?
Edited by AudioHill - 4/3/13 at 6:41pm
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I was wondering what the XT meant. SSD is definitely going to be a boot drive. I was not planning to add one in until later because I did not plan to install the OS until later.

Infact the core clock for an XT is slower than Ghz edition, what does XT do?

Think of the XT as the 7930 (don't know why AMD called it 7870XT) but its the Tahiti LE 7870 XT (based on the 7900 series).
Even with the slower clock speed, it will perform better than the standard 7870 due to the increased number in 'Stream Processors' or 'Shader Units' from 1280 to 1536.
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The 7870 Xt Is based on the Tahiti gpu used in the 7950 and 7970. a 7870XT when overclocked with good cooling is a 7950. and that's a very good card for 1080p you will run almost 80% on ultra with 2AA

If you are not going to Crossfire dont get a 750W PSU. a 650 Will be enough. and if you want future proof. the upcoming GPUs and Cpus will consume less power as that is the trend so your 750W now will be an overkill in the future.

Have fun buddy and post some pics when you get the pc together.
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