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Don't cut it close with the PSU. Spend the extra $$$ and play it safe. Those Nvidia cards are power hungry monsters. Also leaves room for SLI or other future additions.
are you serious sir, ati is anything but power conservative as ati uses generally 40w more than a nvidia counterpart in a single gpu scenario.
post #42 of 57
OP keep in mind you cannot SLI with that mobo and only x4 crossfire.

I think a dedicated sound card is not necessary and a waste of budget money

Everything else looks good
Edited by sausageson - 7/26/11 at 10:11am
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gtx 570 if your budget is $350 for a GPU.
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I'm going with the current 6950 as they say I can flash to a 6970.
Also what is SLI?
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Heres what I have now

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post #46 of 57
Looks great, really. There's nothing that needs to be changed.
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I'm going with the current 6950 as they say I can flash to a 6970.
Also what is SLI?
SLI is running two Nvidia cards of the same type in tandem for increased performance. You can run more than two as well but it has diminishing returns. Crossfire is the same thing except with AMD cards
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Does it really make a huge difference and worth that money having x2 the graphic cards?
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Does it really make a huge difference and worth that money having x2 the graphic cards?
Usually not if you're just using one 1080p monitor. All but a few games should run fine at the highest settings with that 6950.
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Alright so I guess my build is all set?
Is installing a sound card easy?
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