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About onyxwalkingtank

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  • Birthday 02/17/1995

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    Sydney Australia


  • Computer Specs
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
    CPU cooler: corsair h70
    Motherboard: gigabyte GA-970A-D3
    Case: NZXT lexa S mid tower case
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666 (2x4GB) DDR3
    PSU: Aereon Asroc 520W
    HDD: WD caviar blue 1TB
    monitor: LG 21.5" TV
  1. onyxwalkingtank

    Motherboard died would love advice on what to upgrade

    Alright I ended up getting the AsRock 990FX-Extreme3 AMD 990FX DDR3 Motherboard so thats ready to install and I now I have a few more decisions to make, I want to get a new case my lexa s has quite a few scratches and at one point i clean the acrylic panel with the wrong cleaning agent and it etched the panel so it looks shocking, to match my red keyboard and mouse i'm thinking of going with the nzxt source 210 with window, it's simple and seems big enough and i can get some red LED strips to light the inside. Other ideas: -possibly getting bitfenix Red extension cables for PCI-E, 24 pin ATX, 8pin EPS 12V etc, but mi not sure whether I'll have room to hide the original cables in a 2cm cable management gap. -tossing up graphics card now I have a tad more money than i thought so getting either a Sapphire 3GB 7970 PCI-E VGA Card or the Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB but I'm pretty sure the 7970 wins Can anyway answer this I've looked for the max freq. RAM the Phenom II X6 1055T can handle I've seen 1333mHz and 1866mHz do any of you guys know which exactly it is? anyway what are your thoughts on my plans I love feedback cheers.
  2. onyxwalkingtank

    Motherboard died would love advice on what to upgrade

    Well I currently have only have a single fan attached to my H70 so I ordered a twin pack of corsair SP120 performance fans and will put them in push pull configuration so I could quite easily overclock it but I don't really know if its going to help me much in increasing its life span.
  3. onyxwalkingtank

    Motherboard died would love advice on what to upgrade

    Oh do you not have it anymore? If so what do u use now?
  4. onyxwalkingtank

    Motherboard died would love advice on what to upgrade

    Jenova69 I see you have an MSI HD7950 twin frozr is it worth the price and how's it's performance when gaming. Also thanks for the feed back
  5. Hey guys, Yesterday the PCI-E slot on my motherboard died I think due to old age and weight on it because the connections have come loose anyway my father is willing to pay for upgrades of roughly $500 AU so here are the options I have come up with. First off I'll list my current specs CPU: AMD phenom II X6 1055T CPU cooler: corsair H70 GPU: AMD Radeon HD6850 1GB Motherboard(broken): Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Motherboard Case: NZXT Lexa S Mid Tower Case RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 PSU:Aereon Asroc ASC-520C 520W HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SSD(boot drive): has been order receiving soon Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB So option 1) Get an intel i7 3770K and MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard and wait till February to get a new GPU (will be my 18th b'day) Option 2) Get an ASUS M5A99FX-PRO-R2 Motherboard stay with current CPU and get a MSI 7950 twin frozr 3GB OC (really would like to get the AMD never settle bundle) Any feedback would be greatly appreciated if you have your own advice on what to upgrade go ahead and suggest please keep in mind I have $500 AU budget which is roughly $520 US and 320 pounds (UK). I mainly use my pc for gaming primarily minecraft,saints row 3, blacklight retribution and metro 2033, I also do quite a bit of video editing and rendering hope that helps with advice. Thanks in advance for any help. Kind Regards David