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Here are the benchmarks to prove it
and here
mate u are right!
I am shocked!
HD6990+6970 basically means 3x hd6970,
and we all know that gtx580 is faster than hd6970,
so 3x gtx580 is supposed to be faster than hd6990+6970,
but I'm really surprised after looking at those performence bechmarks
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Here's my suggestion, just change the case to something you like.


EDIT: changed the pic

Edited by 855211 - 5/15/11 at 3:58pm
    
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post #53 of 77
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Better than the AX1200?

Sigh.

I was just about to unsubscribe from this thread too.
I also thought like u before,
I also considered ax1200 to be better,but today I read many posts in a thread(cant remember it exactly) that antec hcp 1200 is a better unit,
I think if u search u can find that thread,
its title was something like "PC POWER & COOLING vs other psu"
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post #54 of 77
You have also bought more ram sticks then your board can hold. You are buying a dual channel board which only holds 4 sticks and you are buying 6 sticks of ram.

You should buy 1 kit that has 2 sticks or 4 sticks. This way the ram is matched. If you buy 2 kits to populate the four slots you run a higher chance of them not working together and a lot of times the manufacture will not take them back. You will notice in a lot of the reviews on new egg where people have bought two kits to put together and they do not work and the manufacture will comment on the post saying that this happens a lot when you buy two kits.

I would suggest buy 2 sticks of 4gig ram for a total of 8 gig, but sold as a single kit or 4 sticks of 2gig each for a total of 8 gigs. Most people will tell you that buying 2 sticks of 4gig each will be the better solution and most of the time you will get more stable overclocking.
Edited by leichtwork - 5/15/11 at 4:05pm
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You have also bought more ram sticks then your board can hold. You are buying a dual channel board which only holds 4 sticks and you are buying 6 sticks of ram.

You should buy 1 kit that has 2 sticks or 4 sticks. This way the ram is matched. If you buy 2 kits to populate the four slots you run a higher chance of them not working together and a lot of times the manufacture will not take them back. You will notice in a lot of the reviews on new egg where people have bought two kits to put together and they do not work and the manufacture will comment on the post saying that this happens a lot when you buy two kits.

I would suggest buy 2 sticks of 4gig ram for a total of 8 gig, but sold as a single kit or 4 sticks of 2gig each for a total of 8 gigs. Most people will tell you that buying 2 sticks of 4gig each will be the better solution and most of the time you will get more stable overclocking.
Nice catch, I didn't notice that.
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post #56 of 77
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
Better u stay away from xfx gpu's,
get it either from msi/asus/sapphire....
This lian li a70f pc case is better than HAF-X,I go to a persons house who has this lian li,its awsome
BTW,
insted of that corsair ssd u can also get crucial c300 256gb for the same price,
its a great one,
hope i helped u
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AIienware View Post
Shouldn't I get a 1200w PSU for higher overclocking headroom?
As some others have pointed out above, the answer is "No"

You don't need nearly that much extra power for OC'ing headroom. Even w/large overvolts and overclocks, it's unlikely you'd ever add more than about 20% to your overall power consumption vs. stock. And with everything at stock, you could probably run your proposed rig on a good 650W unit, believe it or not.

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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
u call antec high current pro 1200 not a great unit!!
I cant beleave it....
Its one of the best psu avialable in the market,
its better than corsair ax1200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocker delMaL View Post
Please, read again, carefully this time!!
Thanks Rocker. Yes, I actually said HCP 1200W is a fine, fine unit. It's just way more than is necessary for this build, even including juice for an extra 6970 if the OP were ever to add one.
Edited by brettjv - 5/15/11 at 4:38pm
    
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post #57 of 77
Thread Starter 
here's the one I like best
i7 2600k
h70
c300 128GB SSD
Samsung F3 TB
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz
ASUS P8Z68-V Intel Z68 Motherboard
Ultra U12-40841 X4 Gold Edition Modular Power Supply - 1000W
HAF X (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C283-2080)
HIS 6990
+
MSI 6970
(crossfire)

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THoughts?
Edited by AIienware - 5/15/11 at 4:39pm
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post #58 of 77
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I also thought like u before,
I also considered ax1200 to be better,but today I read many posts in a thread(cant remember it exactly) that antec hcp 1200 is a better unit,
I think if u search u can find that thread,
its title was something like "PC POWER & COOLING vs other psu"
Well whatever. We're splitting hairs while simultaneously talking about extremely excessive major overkill for this build.

AMD recommends a 550W peak-rated power supply to power a system with one 6970 in it, so that means any quality 750W power supply would be absolutely perfect for his build because he will have two 6970s in it (edit: I see that this has changed. Give me a minute). Even a high quality 650W power supply is enough.
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Originally Posted by AIienware View Post
here's the one I like best
i7 2600k
h70
c300 128GB SSD
Samsung F3 TB
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz
ASUS P8Z68-V Intel Z68 Motherboard
Corsair CMPSU-1200AX
HAF X (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C283-2080)
HIS 6990
+
MSI 6970
(crossfire)

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THoughts?
If you can crossfire these two cards, then I doubt that a quality 1200W is necessary. Wouldn't a quality 850W unit be enough?

Yeah, I am thrown off by not having matching cards.
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If you can crossfire these two cards, then I doubt that a quality 1200W is necessary. Wouldn't a quality 850W unit be enough?

Yeah, I am thrown off by not having matching cards.
how about 1000w just to be safe?
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