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Welcome to OCN! This is a great site and everyone here enjoys the benefits of helpful members with great advice on technology thats available and also finding it for the best prices.

Your rig looks very sound, although I would reccomend this video card instead of the MSI one and I will explain:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130311

EVGA has a lifetime warranty, as long as you register your card on their website within 30 days. You can OC it, put an aftermarket cooler on it (as long as you keep the stock one and can put it back on when you send it back), and for the lifetime of the card, they will RMA it allowing you to send it to them and they will replace it with an equal card for life. And the card they send you as an rma has the same warranty. You really can't go wrong with EVGA.
Rep+ for you, bro! I compared both cards, and this one has much better reviews (although quite a few less), and it's clock speeds are faster than the MSI. Not only that, but I like what you had to say about it too!

It's a no-brainer. Unless I find something better (higher value, etc.), this is what I'll have in my rig!

Thank you, mtbiker!
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Rep+ for you, bro! I compared both cards, and this one has much better reviews (although quite a few less), and it's clock speeds are faster than the MSI. Not only that, but I like what you had to say about it too!

It's a no-brainer. Unless I find something better (higher value, etc.), this is what I'll have in my rig!

Thank you, mtbiker!
You're making me hungry. Sorry off topic. But you really should get an avatar of lasagna

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Rep+ for you, bro! I compared both cards, and this one has much better reviews (although quite a few less), and it's clock speeds are faster than the MSI. Not only that, but I like what you had to say about it too!

It's a no-brainer. Unless I find something better (higher value, etc.), this is what I'll have in my rig!

Thank you, mtbiker!
Stock speeds don't matter to you if you are never going to use the full potential.

And the EVGA will clock just as high and higher than the MSI GPU

Honestly, EVGA is the way to go as you are covered for a lifetime. You may pay $20 extra or so but it will be worth it just in case the GPU dies down the line.
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Actually I got to looking at the specs, and stock clocks for stock clocks, I think that eVGA 8600GT SSC that's linked would probably beat my eVGA 8600GTS (one of them). So yeah that's definitely a good looking GPU.
 
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You're making me hungry. Sorry off topic. But you really should get an avatar of lasagna

Dude, not fair! I've been sick since Monday....and that just made me REALLY hungry!!! (finally starting to get over my sickness).
 
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I forgot to ask, but it might be too late to edit, so I'll bump instead. What's this SSC Edition? What's that all about? I can't find anything on it.
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You're making me hungry. Sorry off topic. But you really should get an avatar of lasagna

lol right on! It's time to find me a pic of some 5 Cheese Lasagna, actually. hehe
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I forgot to ask, but it might be too late to edit, so I'll bump instead. What's this SSC Edition? What's that all about? I can't find anything on it.
SSC Edition is pretty much a factory overclocked card. That's all.
 
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Vendors have lots of names these days. It is a factory overclocked card, which you can do it by using some tools such as rivatune etc. Some names are

OC=Overclocked
SC=Super Overclocked
SSC=super superclocked edition
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Vendors have lots of names these days. It is a factory overclocked card, which you can do it by using some tools such as rivatune etc. Some names are

OC=Overclocked
SC=Super Overclocked
SSC=super superclocked edition
How cheesy.
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