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post #11 of 20
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I'll take the 6950 into consideration however the cost is a little expensive. :S
Hopefully, I might be able to sell the game that comes with this deal (Link) to cut down the price. However, is the card really worth it if I dont plan on playing games like Crysis 2 on max settings?
Yes the 6950 2gb is worth it because of the raw power and also the extra gig of vid memory helps alot at high resolutions and also if you like playing with AA and AF on. This card should be able to play Crysis on very high settings, don't know about max tho but its a big step up from the 6850.
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Hiya .

I have to agree on the 6950. It will be noticeably faster than the 6850, and I think if you're really not planning on going xfire/SLI ever, I'd downgrade the Mobo to the non-Pro version, and get a 6950 with the saving
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post #13 of 20
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Anyways need some feedback, would the following parts be a good change to the previous setup:

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Link
HDD: Not too sure but I've been seeing a lot of the Samsung F3 that you guys suggested being mentioned around. Might go for one.
PSU: Not quite sure if the current Antec High Current Gamer 520W is enough, the 6950 says it requires 500W. I've been considering the Xigmatek 600W though, maybe? (Link)

Should I find a cheaper MOBO to reduce the total cost? Seeing as I might not crossfire/SLI any time soon, only OCing for now.
If you aren't CFing anytime soon, the 520w is more than enough to power one 6950. It's not really a power hungry card.

I would keep the antec 300 and try to fit in the Samsung F3.
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by akinos View Post
Anyways need some feedback, would the following parts be a good change to the previous setup:

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Link
HDD: Not too sure but I've been seeing a lot of the Samsung F3 that you guys suggested being mentioned around. Might go for one.
PSU: Not quite sure if the current Antec High Current Gamer 520W is enough, the 6950 says it requires 500W. I've been considering the Xigmatek 600W though, maybe? (Link)

Should I find a cheaper MOBO to reduce the total cost? Seeing as I might not crossfire/SLI any time soon, only OCing for now.
6950 will run nicely on a 520w from antec no problem
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If you can get a GTX 570 it would be better
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If you can get a GTX 570 it would be better
Agreed. But a more powerful PSU will be needed...
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post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
New setup with all the replies & suggestions :O

MOBO: Not too sure, either P8P67 or Intel P67 (Link) Seeing as I won't be doing crossfire/sli any time soon.
CPU: Dead set on the i5 2500k
CPU Cooler: CM hyper 212+
GPU: Radeon HD6950, I found this one with 3 fans, not sure if its good or not. Need some feedback :S (Link)
RAM: Kingston 2x4 DDR3 1333mhz to go with the intel p67, if not I can always stick with the P8P67 and get the g.skill one(Link)
PSU: Guess I could stick with the Antec 520w cause of all the suggestions xD
HDD: Samsung F3, however I can't find it on ncix to get the free shipping.
CASE: CM HAF 912

This is all theoretical, changes will be made. I need some feedback on the setup :S
Edited by akinos - 7/18/11 at 4:34pm
post #18 of 20
http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/...roducts_id=412

refurbished 212+ for 15 bucks dont know how shipping will be to canada
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post #19 of 20
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I can hopefully reduce the cost of the 212+ to $21.56 with free shipping if the pricematch goes through. :S
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pencuri View Post
If you aren't CFing anytime soon, the 520w is more than enough to power one 6950. It's not really a power hungry card.

I would keep the antec 300 and try to fit in the Samsung F3.
Would the 520w be enough to power my whole system even when OC'd :O? Cause the description says the 6950 uses 500w.

Also, can the antec 300 fit the GPU? I heard that I can remove the mid-HDD bay on the CM HAF 912 to fit the 11'5" ish GPU x_X.
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