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September 2, 2011, 10:31 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
My System Specs
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Since XFX doesn't offer lifetime warranty in the UK, I'd go with the reference design 6950 (
Novatech AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe
), since it's completely external exhaust (the XFX one is half internal). Also, I heard the Crucial M4 SSDs are quite good (
Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB 2.5inch SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive - Retail
). Also, I read reviews that say the OCZ SSDs have a tendency to die (YMMV, as I do not have personal experience). I'm not an expert with RAM, but I thought default 990FX voltage was 1.5?
I'm not really bothered about life time warrentys as such. I'm never annoyed about upgrading or replacing as 95% of the time it's my problem. I also don't trust Novatech's graphics cards. I'd much rather pay an extra £15 for an XFX card than £15 less for a novatech.
I have also read up about this. My friend has an OCZ Vertex but he hasn't had any problems for the past 6 months. I am interested by crucial so I'll have a look into that! £7 extra for 4 more gigabytes? Hmm :P
This is a 990x, I've used it before with 1.3v ram and it works. I've also checked the website so I'm pretty set that it'll work fine!
Thanks for the suggestions!
Edit: That Crucial SSD only writes and reads at 415mb/s sequentially >.<
Intel i5 Quad Core 2500k @4ghz
Corsair HX 750W
G.Skill sniper 2x4GB
OCZ Agility Series 60GB SSD
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My System Specs
Asus M5A99X EVO AMD 990X (Socket AM3+) Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Six Core 4GHz(O.C) Socket AM3
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit + Random 2x2GB kit
XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe
OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 2.5" 60GB Solid State Hard Drive 2x290GB unknown HDD's
Corsair Obsidian 650DW
Windows 7 64bit
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