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    manu2b's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Libreville Gabon
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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.
    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]

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  3. #22
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    Sep 2004
    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
    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
    My rig piccies & links

    "Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right." H.L. MENCKEN

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