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Sounds great with the money saved. And one other question. If I went with the Crossfire for furture CF, could I keep the 650tx and safely say that I could CF 2x5850 with the setup?
As far as I know, yes.

It might get tight if you have a few HDDs/other peripherals in there.

Also, I am pretty sure the 650 only has two PCIe plugs so you'll need to use molex to PCIe for the second if you ever get it.

Only a $10 difference though... Cut back on the HDD a little instead, honestly. Can very cheaply get another HDD later, but replacing a PSU is pricey.
    
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As far as I know, yes.

It might get tight if you have a few HDDs/other peripherals in there.

Also, I am pretty sure the 650 only has two PCIe plugs so you'll need to use molex to PCIe for the second if you ever get it.

Only a $10 difference though... Cut back on the HDD a little instead, honestly. Can very cheaply get another HDD later, but replacing a PSU is pricey.
it requires 600 watts to do a crossfire config on the 5850s, but adding everything else it's cutting it way to close, specially if he overclocks
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Awsome, not really worried now about picking up a 750tx now that I've realised how much I shaved off haha.
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it requires 600 watts to do a crossfire config on the 5850s, but adding everything else it's cutting it way to close, specially if he overclocks
Yeah, a quick search showed that the 5850 on a similar build was pulling 460w-ish. And then I'm not sure what extras he had. Going with the 750TX.. Just wish that I didn't miss the rebate haha.
post #15 of 42
I would go for a modular psu, as if you are like me and want everthing to look tidy and have better air flow and won't have to have useless cords that you aren't using. HX750 or a Toughpower
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I would go for a modular psu, as if you are like me and want everthing to look tidy and have better air flow and won't have to have useless cords that you aren't using. HX750 or a Toughpower

Thanks for the info man, but they're a little too expensive for that luxury.
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not if you buy my combo deal no but in all seriousness, take a look at my for sale thread. Would be perfect for you, get top of the line am3 hardware with a very good discount.
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Wow, yes I am and I didn't know about that discount! +rep
Go here
http://windows7.digitalriver.com/sto...=1262006700619
After you sign up you will be able to choose the X64 Pro version

or http://www.win741.com/ if that above doesn't work.

It is very easy to register and you get the software straight to your PC.

Use this thread I made to find out how to make a bootable ISO to do a clean install
http://www.overclock.net/windows/612...win-7-pro.html
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Go here
http://windows7.digitalriver.com/sto...=1262006700619
After you sign up you will be able to choose the X64 Pro version

or http://www.win741.com/ if that above doesn't work.

It is very easy to register and you get the software straight to your PC.

Use this thread I made to find out how to make a bootable ISO to do a clean install
http://www.overclock.net/windows/612...win-7-pro.html
Thanks to Halifax
Dang, I already pushed the button for the disk copy of Pro 64-bit. Oh well, I'm not complaining bout paying and extra $13 to have a clean install from their disk. Doing it your way you don't bypass any registrations or anything do you? Because you had to pay for that ISO.
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Ok guys, Ive got almost everything planned out now. Really, the only thing I need to settle is what kind of memory I want. The problem that I'm having is that I've heard that the crosshair is picky with it's memory (which doesn't help). Also, I've heard the it can be troublesome to run a second pair of sticks because of (I think) voltage problems. So.. how do these sticks look? Low voltage and pretty good timings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231321
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