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Old 03-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #21
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No problem. For some reason, companies seem to be stressing the processors more than video cards for gaming these days. I guess it just sells better for lay-customers.

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overclocking isn't an exact science. Someone with the exact same rig as you could get beter results than you or worse.

You should never overclock with the stock cooler they are not designed for it.

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overclocking isn't an exact science. Someone with the exact same rig as you could get beter results than you or worse.

You should never overclock with the stock cooler they are not designed for it.
Sound advice, Two chips can overclock differently it all depends on how your processor was binned. No two chips are the same.
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No problem. For some reason, companies seem to be stressing the processors more than video cards for gaming these days. I guess it just sells better for lay-customers.
That's marketing convincing the consumer that more is always better.
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Dropping the HSF should put the 6850 right into your budget. I'd recommend this one:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Great cooling and a factory overclock.

The 550 Ti is great bang-for-buck, it's just that the 6850 is an even better deal if you can get it.
How does that card compare with this one?
Newegg.com - ECS NGTX560-1GPI-F1 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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I would stick with known companys for your graphics card. I have never heard of ECS.

I would still go with the 6850 linked by toothman.
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The 6850 is generally better than the 560, but that can depend on which game you'll be playing and the resolution of your monitor. There should be plenty of benchmarks for whichever game(s) you play the most.

The 6850 is also cheaper
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ECS, OEM PC's use a lot of their Mobo's, is a lower tier manufacturer.
EVGA-Asus-Gigabyte for Nvidia chipped GPU's.
Your Mobo uses AMD chipsets so using an ATI/AMD chipped GPU avoids any issues.
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Thanks for clearing that up, I think I'm going to start buying stuff soon, and then get the thing built.
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Thanks for clearing that up, I think I'm going to start buying stuff soon, and then get the thing built.
Remember to bechtest first

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