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opinions/advice on my 1st build.

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Hy peeps,

Wanted some opinions on my current setup. My main concern is my cpu. Would really like to know if it's a bottleneck. Also, I can't seem to overclock the processor higher than 3.3 without getting a bsod. Oh, and my ram, it's rated at 1600 but shows up as 1333??? I tried changing it in bios to 1600 but it's not stable.

Anyhow, is there anything I should upgrade? Any advice is welcome.

Thanks

P.S. I'm new at this.
1st build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenmon II 720 unlocked GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 Xfire Sapphire 6950 1536 shaders G.SKILL 8GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB sata 3.0 H60 Win 7 ultimate 64bit Sparkle 850w 
Case
HAF 932 
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1st build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenmon II 720 unlocked GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 Xfire Sapphire 6950 1536 shaders G.SKILL 8GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB sata 3.0 H60 Win 7 ultimate 64bit Sparkle 850w 
Case
HAF 932 
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post #2 of 3
Whoa, Dude thats a Tri-Core Processor! The stock speeds are pretty low, but it is unlocked so I am guessing you will be Overclocking it. Even if you do I STRONGLY suggest for you to upgrade to a Quad Core or Higher, That will really help your system. You also have a Sparkle 850Watt PSU, so Flash your HD6950's BIOS into a HD6970 and Crossfire them. Then Get a Quad Core Phenom II X4 810 Processor then Overclock it to 3.4GHz or more.
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
My 720 is unlocked to a quad core. What if I'm able to overclock it to say 3.4 or 3.5 will that work better on my set up? If my 720 BE is that bad then I'll just get a phenom II x6. As far as my 6950 i did unlock the shaders. I'm paranoid that I might damage my card if I flash it to the 6970 bios.

Thx
1st build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenmon II 720 unlocked GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 Xfire Sapphire 6950 1536 shaders G.SKILL 8GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB sata 3.0 H60 Win 7 ultimate 64bit Sparkle 850w 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
1st build
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenmon II 720 unlocked GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 Xfire Sapphire 6950 1536 shaders G.SKILL 8GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB sata 3.0 H60 Win 7 ultimate 64bit Sparkle 850w 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
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