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I'm all for using what you have, the question is how far is it going to get you? Nothing is ever future proof it's always going to become dated, even the new GPUs of today. If you're happy with what you have nothing said on here is going to change that, after all it's just advice. I've never done Crossfire or SLI so I can't say performance wise what gains you get doing that over running a single GPU. The CPU could be downgraded if you're just gaming, the motherboard is fine if you plan to really OC, if not you could drop that down to something more reasonable and save some money for other things. WIth that in mind you said you have a PSU already, how old is it? I'm not a huge fan of using an older PSU in a new build, perhaps use the savings to buy a better PSU for your new build.
post #12 of 13
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i do dable in photo shop my brother is making me learn so i can be a more helpful partner in his photography company.

as for my PSU its from 2009 but i think it may not be enough power for the set up i have in mind and i would really like something modular for a cleaner look
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AMD Phenom II 955 Black Editon Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P 5870 8gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3  
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250gb main Hh & 500gb&1.5tb storage all Seagate Samsung 22x DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster SA350 
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Logitech g15 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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The Slowpoke
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AMD Phenom II 955 Black Editon Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P 5870 8gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3  
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250gb main Hh & 500gb&1.5tb storage all Seagate Samsung 22x DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster SA350 
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Logitech g15 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX Antec 1200 Logitech MX518 
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post #13 of 13
That 650TX should be able to power the setup fine.
Just get a single HD7950 instead of dual HD5870s, it'll save you power and in the long run you can Crossfire them and get a boost. Plus you get 3GB of VRAM. You can skimp on the motherboard a bit and get a Z77 Sabertooth or P8Z77-V. thumb.gif
This is a very good deal Open Box Z77 Sabertooth and this too Open Box P8Z77-V Pro.
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