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post #1 of 12
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Hi ppl, my name is Wolf, i am new on this forum, well to keep my intro short, i am
an electronic student, 1st year , have amateur knowledge regarding computer hardware and with plenty of enthusiasm to build stuff,
well now back to the matter in question, i want to build a gaming pc, not high end but decent, so far this is what i have in mind:

CPU: I5 2.5K 3.3Ghz 6mb cache

Mobo: Asus P8P67 LE

R.A.M: G-SKILL 2X4GB (8GB) @ 1600Mhz

GPU: SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6870 OR ATI RADEON HD 6870???

PSU: Corsair 650w enthusiast 80+ certified

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster V8

well, this is what i have in mind, i have never owned a decent pc, so this is pretty much my first build, so i don´t have experiences with good graphic cards, i´ve read good things of SAPPHIRE, and of course ATI, and that is my main concern, which 6870 video card do you guys think should i go for???
and also what type of power connectors does the ati radeon hd 6870 uses?
is the psu that i have in mind compatible?

here´s the list of all this stuff from amazon if you want to check specs and stuff: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishl...l_search_bin_2

but i would like to hear from you guys, any suggestions?
post #2 of 12
Your list looks pretty good. The only thing I would change is the CPU cooler. If you want, you could grab a coolermaster 212+ and save yourself some money. You can still get a pretty decent overclock with a CM 212+. I would only keep the CM V8 if you are getting it for a good deal or the looks. Otherwise, your build looks fine.
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post #3 of 12
just a FYI ATI/AMD is like Intel, they are a mass company producing processors and graphics cards. their graphics card line known as ATI and now changed to AMD design and produce the graphics card cores or GPU's that they then sell to smaller companies who produce the actual graphics card. SAPPHIRE is one of the smaller companies, as well as XFX, Gigabyte, Asus and many others. a ATI Radeon HD 6870 is the actual card not the producing company.

as for what brand to go for i would go with either Sapphire or XFX, both are really good brands that have good customer support.

pretty much every power supply you buy these days will have all the cables you need for any system. the PSU you have will be perfect for your system but i would consider getting a 750Watt just incase you want to upgrade later on.
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post #4 of 12
you should change that cpu cooler, these are the best three cpu coolers

thermalright silverarrow
Noctua NH-D-14
thermaltake frio

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post #5 of 12
List looks a-okay except for a few things. You could do better with the motherboard, see if the Asrock Z68 extreme3 gen3 fits your budget, it'll open up the possibility of upgrading to Ivy Bridge or crossfiring that 6870 if ever you go these routes. I also wouldn't recommend the CM V8, go for the Thermalright HR-02 Macho, priced cheaper than the V8 but performs better. That Corsair 650w PSU is good to go, it'll easily power the 2x6 pin pci-e power connectors the 6870 needs.

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post #6 of 12
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thank you guys, i am currently looking at your suggestions, then Asrock z68 extreme Gen 3 seems to be at the same price as the Asus p8p67 LE, but regarding Crossfire, as far as i know the P8P67 is Crossfire enabled too, well, there are various version of this mobo as well (Asrock), so i don´t know which one you might be talking about, is it this one?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271

also what do you guys think of this power supply?


also i like your suggestions Sanket, looking at this cooler :


Edited by Wolfnuka - 11/6/11 at 11:22pm
post #7 of 12
Yep that's the one. The P8P67 LE is crossfire enabled too but runs at pci-e 2.0 16x and 4x only. The extreme3 gen3 has two pci-e 3.0 slots (said to have 2x the bandwidth of pci-e 2.0) at 16x single or 8x 8x crossfired so you won't run into bandwidth problems later as you upgrade.

The 750w ZS has generally gotten good reviews too but I'd research deep into this new line of ocz's first. You may want something modular though.

As for the Frio OCK, yeah it's good but noisy for the performance you get. If you're willing to spend that much, might as well go for the Noctua NH-D14 or Antec H20 920. I'm still going to recommend the HR-02 though as it's at the top of the price/performance ladder in cpu heatsinks (along with the Hyper 212+).
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post #8 of 12
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cool, so let me get it straight, if i want to crossfire a 2.0 pci express 16x video card on the asus p8p67 it´ll run at 4x crossfire but the Asrock will run at 8x crossfired? if so i am getting it , regarding the PSU, i found a 750w corsair for like $100, so i guess i´ll be getting that one:


also the Antec liquid cooling system looks sexy, i think i might get it, the only thing is that i don´t know how to set it up, do you have to apply any heat conductor to the cpu? it uses water or some kind of non conductive liquid? how often do you have to replace the liquid?
post #9 of 12
Yep. It's going to be 16x for the first card and 4x for the second if you have the LE, and 8x 8x for both cards if you run it on the Extreme3, plus the bonus of pci-e 3.0 once you have ivy bridge. Oh and that's a good deal for the TX750, it usually retails at $120 or so.

The Antec 920's really easy to install, just watch some youtube videos. The bonus is it comes pre-applied with really good thermal paste, shin-etsu iirc. It's a closed system liquid cooler meaning you don't have to do any maintenance at all.
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post #10 of 12
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do you think that if i get the Noctua cooler might get in the way of the ram? cuz i am getting the g-skill and they have heatsinks :S
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