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    To go back on topic, the 3820 OC very well, as it's the X79 platform and you can OC through BCLK.

    It might be a bottleneck@stock (3.6GHz! and I don't even think it will be) with a 680SLI or 7970xFire
    But I agree, a 2500K with a z77 MoBo is a better choice: Cheaper and as effective (gaming wise).

    You want the x79 only if you plan a 6 cores/12 threads upgrade in the future, and want the quad channel DDR3.
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    MoBo: Asrock Z97 Extreme4
    CPU: i7 4790K@4.8GHz/1.33v - Raijintek Nemesis
    Memory: 2x4GB Corsair 1866/Cl9
    GPU: Sapphire Dual-X 280x + Dual-X 7970
    SSD: Crucial M4 250GB
    PSU: HiperM 1000W

    HTPC : ASUS A55BM-Plus - AMD A4-4000 - iGPU

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  2. Thanks!

    WreckWren (04-24-12)

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    Australia, Brisbane
    Sorry to get off topic mate.... All I'm getting at as this setup is most definitely clearer and sound better than my Xonar DX, to my ears at least, and at a lower cost.
    CPU & HSF: AMD FX-8120 & Noctua NH-D14
    Mobo: Asus M5A97-EVO
    RAM: 16GB (4Gx4) DDR3 2133 G.Skill RipjawZ F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL
    Storage: 1x 120GB OCZ Vertex II SSD, 1x 250GB Samsung 830 SSD, 1x 1.5TB Samsung Silencer Series HDD
    GFX: 4GB Gigabyte ATI R9 270X OC Edition + Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE 27" IPS LED LCD
    Teamspeak Audio: SMSL SD-793II DAC,
    Audio: SMSL SD-793II DAC, Nobsound MS10D Hybrid Amp, Polk Audio TSi500 Bookshelf Speakers, AKG K121 Headphones + Rode M1 Microphone
    Case & Lighting: Silverstone Temjin TJ04-E w/ Side Window + Red CCFL's
    PSU: 550W Antec EarthWatts Platinum

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