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post #11 of 69
Dont forget to look at the combo deals, and to use the coupon code for $30 off the PSU.
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post #12 of 69
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Do they have combo deals for my selections? I didn't see any, most are them are AMD builds..

And yes I used the coupon!

And I'm having second thoughts on the 6950..
I don't know if I should change it to a GTX570 or GTX580...
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post #13 of 69
Click on each part, scroll down, and click on "browse more combos". Chances are you will end up with a better deal doing combos with the mobo/cpu and ram/vid card, or any possibly combinations of them.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.738250

Save quite a bit with that combo for the CPU and mobo.
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post #15 of 69
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I'll just stick the Asus mobo, just need help on the graphics card.

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And I'm having second thoughts on the 6950..
I don't know if I should change it to a GTX570 or GTX580...
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post #16 of 69
You would probably like the Gig board more. I didnt like the ASUS P67 board I had at all.


What res are you playing at, and what games? If you are only playing at 1080P, a 6870 would really be plenty, and 6950 would be overkill.
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post #17 of 69
for a gaming system, I would start with the monitor, then the GPU to drive it to the the desired settings, then the PSU to power the GPU(s) - and the rest. If multiple GPUs, get the right mobo and CPU.
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post #18 of 69
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I won't be messing around with multiple GPUs as of yet.
I'm starting single!

Oh and now you mentioned it.. I need a monitor!
Anyone have any suggestions?

I'll stay with the 6950 then
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post #19 of 69
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You would probably like the Gig board more. I didnt like the ASUS P67 board I had at all.


What res are you playing at, and what games? If you are only playing at 1080P, a 6870 would really be plenty, and 6950 would be overkill.
Why didn't you like it?

As for the res, I think that depends on the game, but most of the time the highest
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post #20 of 69
Res is resolution. Is your monitor 1920x1080? Or is it lower or higher?

The first one I got was DOA, the second one had a dead CPU_Fan header, and none of the LLC levels would make the vdroop right. For some reason the same CPU and case with the same cooling, it ran hotter then in my MSI P67-GD55. And I didnt like the BIOS layout.
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