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Videocard: 7950 Vapor-X 1175/1550
Processor: AMD FX-8320 @4.8
Mainboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2
Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX 2400
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Default 06-13-2012, 09:28 | posts: 23,465 | Location: NZ

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woah that one looks bad ass. would you recommend that one over this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604
life time warranty
The lifetime warranty is nice, however the ASUS has a much better fan which will keep the card cooler and is necessary if you intend to overclock.
It comes with a 3yr warranty which should be sufficient unless you plan to keep the card longer than 3yrs which is unlikely....

Your PSU looks OK, good reviews but I'm dubious of Rosewill quality...only 2yr warranty whereas quality power supplies usually come with around 5yrs. I'll see if I can find some alternatives.

Did u look on eBay yet for another CPU?

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Default 06-13-2012, 09:34 | posts: 14

Hmmm idk if I want to because the i5 2500k is really appealing to me now haha
but ill go with that asus card you suggested. It looks pretty sweet!
   
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Default 06-13-2012, 09:44 | posts: 23,465 | Location: NZ

Hey here's another option to look at - the 7850 for another $30...both are good cards though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102986


Review here:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-ra...-7870-review/1

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Default 06-13-2012, 10:00 | posts: 14

Oh I'll probably going to just stick with the other one you suggested cause I'm already cutting it close to my budget, thanks anyways tho.

I just watched a video that said that if i get the i5 2500k that i should get a p67-series mobo because it unlocks the core frequency of the cpu. So any suggestions on which one is a good mobo? (I don't really get the differences in mobo's)

here's what i found: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5%20-%20%24100

all are about 100 dollars which would keep me in my budget range, but still idk what the differences are.

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Default 06-14-2012, 08:06 | posts: 6,698

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That's not true, both AMD and Intel stock coolers are crap. I def recommend an aftermarket cooler for any overclocking.
Its perfectly true, and you've shown no evidence to the contrary. A graph we don't know the context of really doesn't cut it. Stock coolers may not be fantastic, but the only reason you replace one is if it's not sufficently cooling your hardware. Most people can easily get away with a mild OC if their case has decent cooling on a stock heatsink, assuming you don't live in a ridiculously hot area.

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