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post #1 of 99
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I have the the MSI A88X-G45 GAMING FM2+ motherboard on my bench and ready for testing... Though unfortunately my 7850K was delayed, so I will get started on Monday. I have these pictures to show you of the package and motherboard though, this is indeed the Assasins Creed Liberation bundle. If you want some larger photos I will provide a link to a zip file with the large versions of these.

These are to start this off and I will be updating this with more info and testing smile.gif

Let me know if you want something tested or whatnot and I will try to get that done smile.gif



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post #2 of 99
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Setup for testing

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Swapped in some Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 2x4GB 1600 for these runs. Good runs on a bloated OS (8.1), I think my RAM isn't up to the task of higher clocks on AMD - any good module suggestions for higher clocking RAM for AMD? I can run quite tight and this was just a rough run. I know I could squeeze out even more with better RAM and a tuned OS (plan to smile.gif )
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post #4 of 99
Curious to see how the 7850k behaves, especially in cases where HSA is used.

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post #5 of 99
That is an awesome looking board. I'm really curious to see what kind of performance you can squeeze out of that apu. What kind of cooling are you going to use with the 7850
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post #6 of 99
Still waiting on newegg or tiger direct to stock the Micro atx version "MSI a88xm gaming" board.
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post #7 of 99
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Just got my items in - 7850K, Cooler Master TPC 812 cooler ( MASSIVE ), and 750Tis. I am getting started tonight, anything in particular you would like to see done?
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Cooler Master TPC 812 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Win7 Ultimate 64-bit HP ZR2740w 27" WQHD LED-backlit IPS Monitor wit... 
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post #8 of 99
picture of the build would be nice
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post #9 of 99
pretty curious to see also what speed you have to run the fans on that cooler at load
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post #10 of 99
Curious to see how higher the CPU and GPU overclock on this board.
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