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post #11 of 38
don't reuse ddr2, reuse the cooler for a bit on the extreme4 before going water. don't know much about the psu so not sure about.
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post #12 of 38
If you have the $$$ then get the 570/580
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post #13 of 38
Get a 560/570
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Thread Starter 
Are there any major differences in the GTX460 and GTX560? The GTX460 SSC+ has about the same specs as the GTX560 for $40 cheaper.
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post #15 of 38
iirc gtx 560 ti overclocks better and i believe is cooler and scales better
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post #16 of 38
For budget mobo, go with ASRock Extreme 4 p67. It's the best deal on the market right now. I ended up going with one and I've found it has more avantages and perks than I expected. In regards to performance, It does exactly what it should. IMO, the Asus boards are slightly better for overclocking, with a few more settings in UEFI (BIOS 2.0) than most of the other boards. But unless you're about to spend days and days fine tuning the settings to achieve that perfect CPU clock speed, then go with ASRock, or possibly ECS.
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post #17 of 38
I'm still waiting on BF3 to come out before upgrading any more hardware really. Been slowly upgrading peripherals and other stuff that won't change nearly as much as other technologies like cpu/ram/gpu.
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post #18 of 38
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Ya I'm not in a hurry to buy and was actually thinking of waiting for the requirements on BF3.
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post #19 of 38
Wow, makes me feel like I went overboard for my build for it.
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Vertex 3/SB i7/GTX 570 FrozR III.
Er.. Then he wouldn't have a case, motherboard, RAM, PSU, Windows, etc. You dream big amstech.
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