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Old September 2, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Kommie986 View Post
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 >.<

Corsair 550d
Intel i5 Quad Core 2500k @4ghz
GTX 570
Corsair HX 750W
G.Skill sniper 2x4GB
OCZ Agility Series 60GB SSD

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