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Old 08-26-2011, 01:55 AM   #21 (permalink)
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For $5 more I'd swap out the hard drive for Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive, its not recertified.

I'd save $10 and get this RAM, Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM, don't think you'll really benefit from 1866MHz.

And I'd get this PSU, Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply, $5 more up front, but same price after rebate and higher efficiency.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:20 AM   #22 (permalink)
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oh thank you roark haha did what you asked
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hey guys i was thinking about upgrading my graphics card a bit do you have any other suggestions?
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Sure, but how much?
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According to the Graphics Performance List the next step up is the GTX 560Ti or HD6950 (the other ones are discontinued on Newegg). You're looking at $240+ for just the card, and would lose the combo deal on the card and case together.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:52 PM   #26 (permalink)
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i was thinking about a card like this one guys
but i dont know if it will ever come back in stock so idk what to do
Newegg.com - XFX Black Edition HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Newegg.com - MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
One of the best, if not the best, GPU coolers short of liquid, and right around the same price.

Newegg.com - XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX for lifetime warranty, little more up-front but same price after rebate.
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ok im having some serious problems now i bought all the parts except the graphics card and im not even sure what to even buy idk whats the difference between the same 6870's or 6850's
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Main differences are: clock speeds (some GPUs have a factory overclock), warranties, and the cooler used to dissipate heat.

What were your concerns with the two cards I linked above?
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if they are great for there price like knowing they are pretty powerful or decent and pretty much thats it like you said i thiink i would want the xfx for sure just for the lifetime warranty it self
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