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I think you should buy all those parts except the GPU, get a cheap one, and then upgrade when the new series of cards are out.
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I think you should buy all those parts except the GPU, get a cheap one, and then upgrade when the new series of cards are out.

Waiting for new parts to come out is just a dumb move because there are always new things coming out.
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go with NOCTUA ! it is a true beast, and HUGE ! when i took it out the box, i literally laughed cuz it was so big. i have it set on m/b with ultra low noise adapters. fans are always runnin at 900 +- rpm with temps lurking around 27-30 degrees. thumb.gif

it will fit in ur case. i would go with full tower case, 1 because, you get a lot of breathing room, 2 cuz cable management is cleaner.

it is your choice and that is a good case .

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go with NOCTUA ! it is a true beast, and HUGE ! when i took it out the box, i literally laughed cuz it was so big. i have it set on m/b with ultra low noise adapters. fans are always runnin at 900 +- rpm with temps lurking around 27-30 degrees. thumb.gif

it will fit in ur case. i would go with full tower case, 1 because, you get a lot of breathing room, 2 cuz cable management is cleaner.

it is your choice and that is a good case .

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This, I love my D14 too.

Just a word of warning though, if you do go with the D14: it doesn't like side panel fans. I had to remove the fan on my Antec 1200 when I got it so I could fit the side panel back on.
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This, I love my D14 too.
Just a word of warning though, if you do go with the D14: it doesn't like side panel fans. I had to remove the fan on my Antec 1200 when I got it so I could fit the side panel back on.

A lot of tower style heat sinks don't like side panel fans.
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I understand where you are cumming from, and you make a good point, but when something is just a couple months away, I would wait, but that's just me, but I guess you could argue that something is always coming out within the next few months.
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You guys are awesome! Ok, I've taken a lot of your advice and have ordered almost all of the components. All that's really left is the videocard.

I've decided to go with the 2x 6950 2GBs. Now, which 6950 2GB should I get? I read that the Sapphire Toxic was the best, but I can't find that one anywhere for anything approaching a reasonable price. If that isn't available, what's the second best choice? I'm interested in trying to unlock my 6950 and have it like a 6970, but I know some cards can't be unlocked, so I won't count on that. So, what 6950 should I get?

Thanks!
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It looks pretty solid to me. 6950's are a great value. I suggest you stick with the crucial ssd over anything sandforce based. The m4 is the only ssd worth buying currently imo. The antec 920 is one of the best coolers to stick into tight mid tower cases. It will crush a hyper 212+, but is of course much more expensive. I'd look into some used hdd's or try and hold off completely until the mess in Thailand gets sorted in 6 months or so. Mobo and cpu are pure win. You will be very happy with the performance. Also a solid 750 watt psu will power 2 x 6950's easily. I ran 2 xfx 6970's on my psu flawlessly. I know run 2 gtx 470' s that pull roughly 250w each and have no issues. Congrats on your new build. And if you want 6950's, get em. They're great. I've owned em all, from 560's to 580's and 6970's. Don't let the fan boy bias get to you. thumb.gif

just a side note but the hdd industry probably wont bounce back untill the end of 2012 (but the world will be over lol) i know this because i just wrote a paper on in in my business class at college. this is due to all the small out of house manufactures are 4-6 feet under water. and seagate is among the only in thailand that was not hit
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Hi!
I'm planning to build a new gaming machine to play at 2560 x 1600 on my 30" monitor (Dell 3007WFP). I'll be building this machine next week. Before I order parts, please take a look at what I am thinking of buying and tell me what I should change. smile.gif
Thanks!
CPU: Core i5 2500k
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RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB
Videocard: 2x Radeon 6950 2GB
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W.
CD: Lite-On DVD Burner
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper mid-tower
Total cost: 1657.92. I'd like to stay under $1800 if possible.

Looks good. I would make sure you get the TX-850V2. According to Two Cables it's better the the first version. I followed his advice when getting my TX and its been fine so far.
I would also keep the AMD cards and get the TOXIC 6950 or Dirt 3 6950. they have the best unlock rate, and the 6950 TOXIC runs with 6970's without the unlock:) would be a beast of a gaming rig.

Getting a water loop would be great as suggested above, the 212 is a great little cooler though, you can get a decent overclock with it.
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