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i really think 600 Watts PSU is fine for a 6870 though a 650 is recommend by the manufacturer rolleyes.gif
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Even for 2 6870s you only need 500 watts, 550 or 600 for overclocking/to be safe.
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Even for 2 6870s you only need 500 watts, 550 or 600 for overclocking/to be safe.
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i when with 6950 2GB as OP told he/she wants the best gpu power in that budget biggrin.gif
that motherboard is great BUT that has a x16/x4 u cant CF better spend 3$ and go for a Asus M5A97 93$ i when with 970A-UD3 as its the best andthe cheapest 8+2 Phase Motherboard so if even the 960T unlocks OP can overclock ~4Ghz without any worries biggrin.gif
source 210 is 53.4$ shipped($42.34 + $11.06 shipping) have a look for your self tongue.gif
and 960T great find thanx smile.gif
SSD in that budget i wont answer is suitable as you will have to sacrifice on GPU power OR CPU power redface.gif 212+ great choice i recommend it thumb.gif
what do you say for this LuckySe7ens and OCN members ??? rolleyes.gif

The source 210 that i was talking about is the white one. Take a look again its $39.99 shipped

You can in fact crossfire on the ASRock 970 e3g3, and the m5a97 is another great budget board, as is the UD3 but 16/4 as well for both boards so no improvement there.

Also not all (VRMs) phase counts are created equal and the asrock board will have no troubles pushing that chip past 4ghz

The gtx480 1.5g is a lesser GPU than the 6950 2gb? Unless you only look @ games that utilize tons of VRAM the [URL=http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/compare,2660.html?prod[4856]=on&prod[5002]=on]gtx480 scores better[/URL] on all the metrics i can find.

I stand by my suggestions wink.gif

Anyhow cheers on the nice build. tongue.gif
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Even for 2 6870s you only need 500 watts, 550 or 600 for overclocking/to be safe.

easy now Yonder. prolly 650 for 2 x 6870.

btw, the zosma comes with a $15 gift card unless of course the op has his mind set . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995
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After doing some more research, here's my current mindset. I like Polm's design due to the added budget room for the GPU, and though the CPU is a small step down from that in Nick's Intel build, it can be easily overclocked to meet and surpass that performance (since I can frankenstein on an old CPU fan from my 10-yr old desktop for a small OC). What I don't like is the motherboard on that build. I like that it's a PCI 3.0 instead of a 2.0, but there's only one of them and there's no Firewire Port (which was something I should have added onto in my original post as something I wanted.) The CPU + RAM combo offer is also very comforting since that means they're far more likely to play well together. Still not terribly sure. Also, I'd prefer the PSU from Nick's build http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59339&vpn=EA650Green&manufacture=Antec as I'd prefer 600+W for future modding.
Again, these are things I should have included in my original post, but have slipped my mind or have been decided since.

It cannot be easily overclocked...You may get 200Mhz more at the risk of corrupting all your data.
edit:It will corrupt all your data if you overclock it via bclck or fsb or whatever.
edit: I see you have a 2500K in your cart..that looks pretty good :thumb.gif:
but..with a 960T build ..You can have a 560Ti 2gb or 6870 2gb..maybe even a beefier PSU for the future
Also if you go Intel..I highly recommend the Samsung RAM
If not..GeiL 1600 9-9-9-24
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/10/12 at 9:42am
 
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post #88 of 106
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The source 210 that i was talking about is the white one. Take a look again its $39.99 shipped
You can in fact crossfire on the ASRock 970 e3g3, and the m5a97 is another great budget board, as is the UD3 but 16/4 as well for both boards so no improvement there.
Also not all (VRMs) phase counts are created equal and the asrock board will have no troubles pushing that chip past 4ghz
The gtx480 1.5g is a lesser GPU than the 6950 2gb? Unless you only look @ games that utilize tons of VRAM the [URL=http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/compare,2660.html?prod[4856]=on&prod[5002]=on]gtx480 scores better[/URL] on all the metrics i can find.
I stand by my suggestions wink.gif
Anyhow cheers on the nice build. tongue.gif

i agree with a;ll the thing you say accept the Asrock 970 Extrem 3 you cant CF on that board buddy it has2 PCie but the second is x4 speed so it will lose alot of performance redface.gif
and UD3 is a 8+2 Phases motherboard which is alot better then 4+2phase
post #89 of 106
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Okay. This is my current build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5zAn and I plan to order parts this afternoon. As you can see, I'm a bit overbudget.

- If someone wants to recommend a better MOBO, my requirements would be that it has 4 RAM slots, 2 PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, and is crossfire (or equivalent) capable.

- I still would like a 650W+ PSU because I do like that extra safety room, and the 620 is the absolute minimum I will go, though I still don't feel too good about it.

- If there's a better GPU out there for a better price and is still reliable, please let me know, though there seems to be a lot of support here for the 6870.

EDIT: Updated the build to a better PSU.
Edited by NGXII - 3/10/12 at 12:43pm
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I recommend lowering your budget allocation on both the CPU and motherboard.  I usually reserve the appropriateness of the 2500k for builds for budgets above $900; if on lower budget builds like this, there are other things that are more worth it.  Instead, increase the budget on the GPU (get a 6950), and HDD (get a 1TB drive).  You will get a much more balanced build and probably also be actually within budget.

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