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I started this in the build logs on accident (http://www.overclock.net/t/1172649/new-i7-2600k-build-things-have-changed-since-i-did-this-last). This is a better forum for these questions. Not trying to double post, if a mod could lock up the other one I'd appreciate it!

Thanks for the previous replies! I finally got more time to put into the research than my lunch breaks so I made a few modifications and have some questions about GPU and PSU. Advice and/or experience is appreciated!

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

MB:
ASRock Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 2133 LGA 1156 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Z68 EXTREME7 GEN3

GPU:
IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 ($270)
OR
DIAMOND A5970PE52G Radeon HD 5970 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - OEM ($299)

SSD:
Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HHD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB SATAII

CPU fan:
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Power:
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($110)
OR
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ($80)
OR
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ($170)

Tower:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922

The 5970 was absolutely beastly at release, but how close has single gpu if the 6950 come or has it even surpassed it? I could not find any head to head comparisons or same test comparisons.

Anyone have experience with the coil noise from the X750? I have seen complaints about it, but not quite sure what coil noise would sound like.
Anyone see an issue with the 650TX? How much better is the pro series vs. enthusiast series?

Again, thanks for all the responses and thanks in advance for new ones!
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Anyone?

Beuller? Beuller? Beuller?

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post #3 of 7
The AX750 is almost exactly the same PSU as the X750 with only minor Corsair specific tweaks. Coil whine on these units is annoying, if you get an affected unit. I've seen a LOT less complaints about it lately.

5970 was a 5870x2, still a beast card. 6950 is nowhere near as powerful, unless it's in DX11, where the improvements to the chip have been focused. 6950 in Xfire will come close to beating a 5970, and will slaughter it in DX11 with tesselation.
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SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($110) i'd go for 5970>6950..pshhht..yes..definitely..more shaders..dual-gpu..yah :thumb.gif:
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Just to add to the previous post, there's no issues with the TX, TX-C or TXv2, the v2 TX is the best of them, but the AX is WAY better a PSU.
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Thanks!

I think I'm going with the DIAMOND A5970PE52G Radeon HD 5970 2GB 512 and the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W because the $100 price increase does not seem worth it. Any strong objections?

How much impact will the DirectX11 slowdown hit this card in comparrison if the 6950 is not in crossfire but a single card? What about a 6970?

Here is a little background for my intentions with the system.
"I want to run multiple Adobe apps at once (Photoshop, Flash, Bridge, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver) and play some games. Diablo III and maybe Skyrim. I'm not a hardcore gamer (as you no doubt inferred from my game selections) but I want to play without major hardware limitations. I don't intend to overclock until I need the extra kick - so when I do it will feel like a real upgrade. "
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i dunno but that's still one of the best cards in the world(5970) i'd go bigger on the psu..the a good one on newegg today..750w gold antec
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Thuban Powah!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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