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Thread: New Gaming Computer
04-24-12, 09:14 AM #21
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.PC#2 : Intel DP67BG (the only P67/Z68/Z77 Board that doesn't allow overclock!!!) - i5 3470 - 2x4GB GSkill - M4 250GB - HiperM 1000W - 2x Sapphire Dual-X 280x
PC#3 : SaberTooth 990FX R2.0 - FX6300@4.5GHz - Hyper212EVO - 2x4GB Corsair vengeance - Corsair Force90 - Corsair CX600M - Sapphire Dual-x 280x
HTPC : ASUS A55BM-Plus - AMD A4-4000 - iGPU[/CENTER]
04-24-12, 09:23 AM #22
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.
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
Audio: Asus Xonar DX, Senheiser CX270 earbuds + BM800 Condenser Microphone
Case & Lighting: Silverstone Temjin TJ04-E w/ Side Window + Red CCFL's
PSU: 550W Antec EarthWatts Platinum
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