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Thanks for the very quick feedback guys!
I am looking for LGA1366 in terms of CPU, I will probably be clocking it to between 3.3-3.6ghz.

I've not set out on what graphics I'm looking for just yet, but I am looking to run 2-way Crossfire and will possibly looking to run 3-way in the future. Any suggestions on that too would be very much appreciated. :-)
3.3 - 3.6 is nothing on 1366 ! More like 4GHz

As far as crossfire goes, above 2 way, the scaling becomes a lot poorer, so most of the time, the heat/power/noise isnt worth the performance over 2 way Crossfire. 6970's (especially the likes of the lightening's from MSi) are beasts in crossfire, and will have no problem running on the HX850, even overclocked !
    
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post #12 of 17
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I was considering buying the i7-960 or i7-970. I haven't yet looked deeply into this but I wouldn't need any more than 3.5Ghz clock speed.
The i7 970 is a six-core CPU so it may be justified to stick to the older platform with that in mind, however you should only do that if you actually use things that are properly optimized for six-core education. Otherwise you're just wasting your cash Forget about the i7 960 though.
post #13 of 17
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So all in all I'd probably be a LOT better off targeting for something along the lines of:
Intel Core i7 (990X) 3.46GHz Extreme Edition Processor.

I've also read that these are overclocking beasts. Making an investment like this would probably mean no upgrades for a long while! xD

Any suggestions on a cheaper CPU solution though?
post #14 of 17
Sure, if you have over $1000 to blow on the CPU alone. Still kind of a waste for highly diminishing returns at that price.
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Well thanks for the help guys, I'll continue working on my list for now and will probably pop back on later. Have a good one. :]
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I'm not even sure if I'd call an i7-990x way past the point of diminishing returns for gaming. It's just plain worse than the i5-2500k most of the time and worse than the i7-2600k in a few more instances.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0k-990x_4.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...0k-990x_9.html

Particularly if you go for Sandy Bridge instead, you won't need more than 750W (less actually) if you're Crossfiring HD 6970s.
post #17 of 17
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whats your budget for your rig, that 850 is a solid psu but depending on gpu setup and oc id say a 1000w would be better.
what store you looking at to buy from
No, 750w is enough; 850w is enough for Tri-Fire

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1000 watt would be extreme overkill unless he was going with a dual/tri 580 setup.

the 850 will be more than enough for anything you're planning on doing with your new build. The only concern I would have is that the 1200 is a pretty large case, and you might have some cable management nightmares if you don't opt for some extensions.

Everything you listed is 'compatible' but as others have said, if this is a new build, I might consider some other (newer) parts.
Pretty much, 750w recommended for Crossfire, 850w for Tri-Fire.

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Thanks for the very quick feedback guys!
I am looking for LGA1366 in terms of CPU, I will probably be clocking it to between 3.3-3.6ghz.

I've not set out on what graphics I'm looking for just yet, but I am looking to run 2-way Crossfire and will possibly looking to run 3-way in the future. Any suggestions on that too would be very much appreciated. :-)
I would rather get an i5 2500K or i7 2600K, the 2600K can compete with the 990x even though the 990x has 2 more cores, in gaming the 2600K beats the 990x quiet easily. The SandyBridge CPU's (K only) are also very easy to overclock, (see sig rig) and produce very little heat compared to previous gen i5/i7.

I would reccomend an HX750 if you plan on sticking with Crossfire 6950 or 6970. If you plan to do Tri-Fire with 6950 or 6970 then I would go for the HX850.
The HX and AX are both Gold rated units, efficiency difference between them is <1% which does not warrant the extra price tag.
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