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Old November 29, 2012, 07:43 AM
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AMD FX-8320, Asus Radeon HD 7950, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada

I replaced the FX6100 with the 8320. The new Vishera CPU's demonstrate a marked improvement in performance over the old Zambezi's. I also replaced the 670 with the 7950. The 670 is a VERY expensive video card. A 7950 is $50 less expensive, gives you 95% of the performance, and comes with 3 free games.

Then, since you're not running an Nvidia card, you don't need the '99 chipset, you can make do with the '97 chipset. I replaced the M5A99evo with the M5A97. It's still a beauty overclocker, the only drawback is you can't run SLI with it, only Xfire.
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