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post #1 of 20
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Hi ocn! Just joined about 2 weeks ago but have been lurking in the forums for many months.
So, I finally got about to building my rig and need some help.
Btw if it helps I am 13 and pc is mid high end

i5 2500K
P8P67 pro (Z68?)
8 gig ram
6950 future crossfire (6990?) don't want nvidia
Eyefinity after crossfire or 6990
750 W psu - can't mention which as I live in Dubai (boo) but a high end psu(corsair , cm)
HAF 932 - only cm case available here
DVD drive
Wanted frio ock but not available, any good cooler. Zalman recommendations?
Cheap SSD
That's it !

Any good games to show off eyefinity? Just cause 2?
post #2 of 20
You don't need 750 watts.. 650Watt is more than enough for Xfire 6950's

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Cheap SSD
Might not be "Cheap" but crucial M4s are definatly the best value for money.

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P8P67 pro (Z68?)
P67, is fine unless you want SSD caching and vertu.
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You need at least 900W PSU for what you have there.

For the SSD you should get a Crucial M4 and maybe a HDD for storing all your games on. You won't find a cheap SSD that can store more than 4 games on.

EDIT: 900W for crossfire 6990s
600W for crossfire 6950s
    
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post #4 of 20
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I want either 1 6990 or 2(3?) 6950s
Anywho thanks for the replies and please give some more
post #5 of 20
Well then 600-650 PSU is enough for either.
    
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why dont you want to go with an nvidia card? Are you open to any case other than a cooler master case?
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post #7 of 20
Middle east FTW .

Yea you can get a 6990 and xfire it with 6950 too.
Lets say you want a 6950 now and xfire it later, a 600-700w is enough. If you want 6990 or xfire it later you will need 850w+ PSU.

Also you dont need TT frio OCK, its useless. SB are really cool and cooling them with such high end coolers will not warrent you more oc. Get TT frio or a similar cooler, even a hyper is good.

And almost all driving games look good on eyefinity, JC2 is a bit heavy in eyefinity res. you can play deus-ex.
BTW, i have never seen anyone for that matter playing nba 2k/PES/FIFA on eyefinity surround? I wonder how it feels...
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Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post
why dont you want to go with an nvidia card? Are you open to any case other than a cooler master case?
Yeh CM definatly ain't the be all and end all of cases, I think Corsair was one of the best case manufactuers. Have alook at the 600T and the 500R.

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Zalman recommendations?
Not a fan of there coolers, Can you afford a Noctua D14? (if so make sure that you get ram with low sinks... RipJaws are fine but thats about the max)
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/18/11 at 4:15am
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Hi ocn! Just joined about 2 weeks ago but have been lurking in the forums for many months.
So, I finally got about to building my rig and need some help.
Btw if it helps I am 13 and pc is mid high end

i5 2500K
P8P67 pro (Z68?)
8 gig ram
6950 future crossfire (6990?) don't want nvidia
Eyefinity after crossfire or 6990
750 W psu - can't mention which as I live in Dubai (boo) but a high end psu(corsair , cm)
HAF 932 - only cm case available here
DVD drive
Wanted frio ock but not available, any good cooler. Zalman recommendations?
Cheap SSD
Personally i'd opt for the 6990 out of those 2 as single card setups are a lot more manageable, it just depends on AMDs driver support for the 6990. I'd go for a 750/800w psu as its always good to have head room for future upgrades (i've had my psu for 4 years). Cheap and SSD don't really go together. If you want to save money but still have speed but 3 WD AALS and put them in RAID 0.
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post #10 of 20
I'd go with the 6950's in crossfire. Almost the same performance as the 6990 and you'd save a couple of hundred $$$$'s.

As an owner of a Crucial M4 128Gb - i can highly recommend it. Flashing to the latest (09) firmware gives a nice performance increase and it's been 100% reliable for me so far

I use a Zalman Performa Cooler and it gives me performance roughly equal to a Noctua at about half the price. Only difference is that it is a lot nosier, but i never notice it when i have the volume cranked up when gaming
 
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