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XD_1771 my bad

Fixed it. Good suggestion.

Here is a question:

1333MHz 8-8-821 OR 1600MHz 9-9-9-24

Which performs better?
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XD_1771 my bad

Fixed it. Good suggestion.

Here is a question:

1333MHz 8-8-821 OR 1600MHz 9-9-9-24

Which performs better?
I'd say noticeable difference in benchmarks only. You won't notice any real world difference
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1600 CL9 wins.
Even 1333 CL7 doesn't manage to equal 1600 CL9 (well actually it's fairly equal, but 1333 CL7 is slightly slower. I find that AMD memory performance doesn't scale well at all below 1600Mhz [speed-wise]).
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1600 CL9 wins.
Even 1333 CL7 doesn't manage to equal 1600 CL9 (well actually it's fairly equal, but 1333 CL7 is slightly slower. I find that AMD memory performance doesn't scale well at all below 1600Mhz [speed-wise]).
Great stuff. I already REP+ you!
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You are cheating by picking the most expensive parts!>

Actually those are my choices but they are the most expensive choices.... my grandma used to say: "when in doubt buy expensive".

Thanks man!!

Not really i have had experience with those specific parts on a friends build and took his 640 x4 to 3.9ghz and the 6850 went to 1000 core without breaking a sweat. The antec 300 illusion was my choice, because you do not have to add any fans to it to achieve decent air flow. It comes with 4 stock. Aside from that they are all tri-cools so you have 3 fan settings slow, medium, and fast which saves you from needing a fan controller.

I have personally owned an antec 300 and they are really nice sturdy cases that are ready to be modded if needed.
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Motherboard : I say go for the 790 board or the ASUS 880. That asus line is very easy to overclock, rugged, and well built. The 790x is better than the 880, but it does not support 6 core CPUs. You are using a dual core, so you don't need an 800 board.
GPU : I say go for the 6000 series card. The 5770 is an old card, and when adding another, they don't scale very well. The 6000 series is new, and they almost double when you add another card.
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post #67 of 70
I say stick with your current setup - including the kingston ram. The gpu just comes down to your budget. 6850 is a nice card, but the 5770 is no slouch either.

I say no to the Xion case - top mounted psu and super basic.
Maybe this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121096 $40 shipped. comes with 2 fans.
Just add one or two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200049

Other than that, go for it and have fun.
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Motherboard : I say go for the 790 board or the ASUS 880. That asus line is very easy to overclock, rugged, and well built. The 790x is better than the 880, but it does not support 6 core CPUs. You are using a dual core, so you don't need an 800 board.
GPU : I say go for the 6000 series card. The 5770 is an old card, and when adding another, they don't scale very well. The 6000 series is new, and they almost double when you add another card.
I will need 6 core support when I upgrade so at this point "ASRock 870 EXTREME3" is my favorite (good price and features such as USB3.0, SATA 6GB/s, ...).

More and more I am leaning towards 6850 card. I tend to keep my cards - as you can see from my signature ...... I know.
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post #69 of 70
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I say stick with your current setup - including the kingston ram. The gpu just comes down to your budget. 6850 is a nice card, but the 5770 is no slouch either.

I say no to the Xion case - top mounted psu and super basic.
......

Other than that, go for it and have fun.
Agreed. I am trying to save money but saving on the case is not wise because a good case can last for years. XION you're out!!!
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Motherboard : I say go for the 790 board or the ASUS 880. That asus line is very easy to overclock, rugged, and well built. The 790x is better than the 880, but it does not support 6 core CPUs..
Not true. I know that my board supports 790x with a bios update. I don't know if you can verify that the board you get has the newest bios though.
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