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This is the build I'm looking to purchase with money out of my pocket:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=11765329

(These are arbitrary parts that aren't 'necessary' to the build; ie. I already have a monitor [but am looking to upgrade to these three], I don't really need the fans, etc)

I'm looking to build Crossfire for the first time.
I'm looking to build an Intel CPU for the first time.



Will this run/work efficiently?

Please post some suggestions/comments.

(Cool Temperature > Silent Noise)
Edited by janitor - 6/6/11 at 8:57pm
post #2 of 18
Looks pretty good. For $5 more and with an extra 500 gigabyes, you would be better getting the Samsung HD103SJ.
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I'd go with the Samsung F3 1Tb drive, it's better in performance.

Get rid of the 850w PSU. You'll be fine with the TX650V2

If you're going with xfire then i'd go with the Asus P8P67 Pro because of the improvement in PCI-E speed.

I'd probably go with a slightly cheaper case so you can get the above motherboard, The HAF 932 is very very good and will give you the money towards the above motherboard.

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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
I'd go with the Samsung F3 1Tb drive, it's better in performance.

Get rid of the 850w PSU. You'll be fine with the TX650V2

If you're going with xfire then i'd go with the Asus P8P67 Pro because of the improvement in PCI-E speed.

I'd probably go with a slightly cheaper case so you can get the above motherboard, The HAF 932 is very very good and will give you the money towards the above motherboard.

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The Asus P8P67 Pro has the same PCI-E lanes (keep in mind they are provided by the CPU, and can only be altered with NF200 or Lucid Hydra), which would be x8/x8. What do you mean?
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The Asus P8P67 Pro has the same PCI-E lanes (keep in mind they are provided by the CPU, and can only be altered with NF200 or Lucid Hydra), which would be x8/x8. What do you mean?
Crap,

I got confused with the MSI baord (the cheap one which doesn't do x8 x8 on xfire/SLi)

I'm goign to bed now it's 5am
post #6 of 18
Just 2 things to add, the only reason I'm using this ASRock X58 Extreme, is cause I needed to sell my main rig to pay for tests, and doctors bills. This was my backup board. It's Ok, just not what I'd like for my daily driver.

I had a Asus RIIIF, and it was rock solid stable.
So Motherboard wise, I'd recommend Asus, or Gigabyte

This is a small thing, but still much better stuff is out!
AS5 has been around, and used to be the best, but hasn't been for a while!

Get Some MX-3 or MX-4! Much better thermal past, and is non conductive, and non capacitive!
It will get you 5C better temps than AS5!
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Replace Caviar Black with Samsung F3's.
If you can afford it, get two of them for RAID0. I strongly recommend this option as it gives you among the best read/write speed else from SSD's.
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
I'd go with the Samsung F3 1Tb drive, it's better in performance.

Get rid of the 850w PSU. You'll be fine with the TX650V2

If you're going with xfire then i'd go with the Asus P8P67 Pro because of the improvement in PCI-E speed.

I'd probably go with a slightly cheaper case so you can get the above motherboard, The HAF 932 is very very good and will give you the money towards the above motherboard.

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The F3 uses Sata 3gb/s vs the WD's 6gb/s - doesn't this make it slower?
post #9 of 18
Looks like a good build but why not get the MSI 560? Also you can save yourself some money by getting a Corsair Modular AX750 PSU, if your planning to SLI or Crossfire a that brand of card you should be fine with a 750. Lastly nice choice for processor, i have it to and love it


EDIT: also if you want to overclock the i5 2500k then get a Corsair H70, i got my processor to 4.7Ghz on it :3
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post #10 of 18
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Looks like a good build but why not get the MSI 560? Also you can save yourself some money by getting a Corsair Modular AX750 PSU, if your planning to SLI or Crossfire a that brand of card you should be fine with a 750. Lastly nice choice for processor, i have it to and love it


EDIT: also if you want to overclock the i5 2500k then get a Corsair H70, i got my processor to 4.7Ghz on it :3
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=293

According to their benchmarks 1 6950 is better than a 560.
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