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post #11 of 21
XFX AMD 7000 series cards also sucks the cooler is crap cant cool jack .... and is loud at the same time
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MSI and Sapphire. Gigabyte brings nothing but stock cars. Great Cooling.. Very bad overclocker.
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post #13 of 21
Call it OCD but given AMD's position in GPU, you might as well pair a 7970 rather than a 680 with the FX 8350. Those Vishera processors are apparently really good and from what I've read, the 7970 is slight faster than a 680 these days. But a full top end AMD setup sounds pretty sexy to me.
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by OnlyUseMyPC View Post

My plan was to purchase three Asus 27" monitors all at 1080p along with another 680 down the road.

Meh. Better to get good monitors. 1080p @ 27" = blocky pixels.

If you really want help with a setup, clarify if you're willing to overclock, if you're near a microcenter (assuming in the United States), the main use you'll be using your computer for, and if you're buying immediately or just getting an idea for the future.

Also, why you're posting in the AMD forum with that budget. Intel is currently the top performing CPU when budget concerns are not paramount.
    
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post #15 of 21
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XFX AMD 7000 series cards also sucks the cooler is crap cant cool jack .... and is loud at the same time
Extremely wrong. Depends on what cooler you get and what brand. Usually the cheaper, not as known brands do this. However, my ASUS 7850 is silent, even with little airflow and never passes 60C while running full FAH load for over 8 hours, at an OC of 1050/1450.

Edit: Sorry, saw you said XFX cards. Yeah, +1 to this guy, XFX cooler are garbage, and the cards OC like junk as well. Steer clear from XFX at all cost.
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which brand of amd card would you guys recommend and which brands should I stay away from.

I'm not a big fan of MSi at the moment. I've had some BAAD experience with their RMA dept. I've had good experience with Sapphire, and, IMHO, the best nVidia card manufacturer is EVGA. The BEST customer support by FAR.
Edited by croSSeduP - 4/21/13 at 5:30pm
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EVGA is a top choice in my books.
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EVGA is a top choice in my books.
we are all talking about AMD cards. and you suggest Evga. Yes they are good. but they only make Nvidia cards smile.gif

Go with sapphire or MSI...
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we are all talking about AMD cards. and you suggest Evga. Yes they are good. but they only make Nvidia cards smile.gif

Go with sapphire or MSI...

YOU are. In the OP's original post he suggests he is going to use a 680 (nVidia). I in NO WAY suggest that he should NOT go with nVidia. If he still likes the 680, I'm advising that he go with EVGA.
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YOU are. In the OP's original post he suggests he is going to use a 680 (nVidia). I in NO WAY suggest that he should NOT go with nVidia. If he still likes the 680, I'm advising that he go with EVGA.

Got your point. but i think OP is set on a 7970 and i was just trying not to confuse him smile.gif

No Harm buddy. have a good day.
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Corsair Vengeance 8GB seagate barracuda 7200 RPM 1 TB PNY 120GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 
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ek supermacy full nickel Mayhem Pastel white  Mayhem blue non stain dye ek FC r9 290x 
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ek fc r9 290x  swiftech mcp655 Koolance COV-RP450  EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240mm 
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Swiftech MCR320 360MM  Primochil ghost rigid compression fittings Primochill PETG Tubes X-star 
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Nixeus moda v2 EVGA SuperNova GS850 NZXT H440 Logitech G400 
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Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DGX 
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intel i5 4430 Asrock z78 pro 4 Sapphire 7870 XT G.Skill Aries 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
A LOT OF THEM Corsair H80 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung 
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Cooler Master Quickfire TK Corsair 650XT Thermale take armor revo 4 Cooler master storm xornet 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries CKQ Steelseries Flux luxury edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k GigaByte GA-Z77x-UD3H sapphire R9 290X Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
western digital caviar blue Samsung HF-132B Corsair Sp120 Corsair AF AF120 LED 
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Alphacool ST30 AlphaCool XT45 EK supremacy Clean CSQ Full Nickel PrimoChill Advanced LTR tubing 
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Swiftech MCP50X Alphacool Cape Corp 100ml Koolance VID-290X Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
X-Star Dp2710 @ 92HZ BenQ E2400HD Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate seasonic M12II 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide 500R logitech G400 Cooler Master SteelSeries Syberia V2 
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NZXT LED strip 
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