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Need Help New Computer Radeon HD 6870

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November 26, 2012 5:43:31 AM

Wise people,
I have a build I am considering and need your help for power consumption. It is as follows:
PSU: OCZ Game X Stream 700w
Graphics: Radeon HD 6870
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CPU: AMD FX 8350
HDD: 150GB 7200 RPM

Will this work together? I was running my OCZ power supply with a factory OC 8800 GTS and my computer seemed to clock itself down at times during a load (I don't know if it was a graphics card related issue, but it heated up quite a bit)

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November 26, 2012 5:54:24 AM

Should work fine. The PSU should be more than plenty for the system. You might consider getting a cheaper motherboard and maybe an FX 8320 instead of the FX 8350, and using the savings on getting a better graphics card.

The Radeon HD 6870 is not a bad graphics card at all, but it IS from 2010. I'd shoot for a 7850 at least.
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November 26, 2012 4:06:38 PM

What motherboard would you recommend? I currently own the case, hard drive, power supply and operating system.
I want a decent motherboard that can handle quick RAM, AM3+ CPU socket and the fastest hyper transport capabilities...
Are there any boards out there that can do it for under $100?
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November 26, 2012 5:30:40 PM

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November 26, 2012 5:53:17 PM

Oreo Slayer said:
What motherboard would you recommend? I currently own the case, hard drive, power supply and operating system.
I want a decent motherboard that can handle quick RAM, AM3+ CPU socket and the fastest hyper transport capabilities...
Are there any boards out there that can do it for under $100?

Hmm, maybe an Asrock 990FX Extreme3? A little over $100, but at least not nearly $200 like the ASUS Sabertooth.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 26, 2012 5:58:28 PM

Sakkura said:
Hmm, maybe an Asrock 990FX Extreme3? A little over $100, but at least not nearly $200 like the ASUS Sabertooth.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I went with the Biostar 970 motherboard. It seemed to have 2600 Mhz Hyper transport, a PCI Express 2.0 slot handle 1866Mhz RAM, and support the CPU I wanted.
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