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post #1 of 20
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Hello!

I have 2 question about the system I would like to set, hope you can help me!

Im planning on get the following:

cooler noctua 14cm
ax850 psu
caviar black hdd system
caviar blue hdd data
amd 6970

Right now I have a core quad q8200 on a p5kpl/1600 with 4gb ram kingston.

I- should i get a i5 750 to get a better performance with the 6970 or my current cpu will be fine?

II- Can I run windows 7 without loss of performance with my current cpu + the 6970, or should I keep my windows XP OS?

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 20
I don't know, but I do know one thing: the AX850 is extreme overkill. Even a quality 500-550W would be enough for a system with a single 6970 in it.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3


Also, Windows 7 would be awesome on this system without upgrading!
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post #3 of 20
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Im taking the ax850 because i plan to cf another card later.

More opinions guys?
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Im taking the ax850 because i plan to cf another card later.

More opinions guys?
Then get the 750 watt model?

Your CPU is fine, but if you got the money, I'd wait for Sandy Bridge. I don't usually tell people to wait, but with it 2 weeks away, you might as well.
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post #5 of 20
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Actualli i cant waitcause im buying my stuff on a trip. If i dont get it now, ill probably have to wait another 6 months or 1 year.

Thats why i need to know if my system holds up windows seven and the 6970 for a bit more.
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Anyone else?
post #7 of 20
I'm sorry that no one replied for a while there, but I suspect that the majority of OCN's helpful members were out celebrating Christmas.

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Im taking the ax850 because i plan to cf another card later.

More opinions guys?
Even if you Crossfire the 6970 with all of the other intended upgrades, then it would still be extremely excessive overkill to use a quality 850W. Due to AMD's site saying that a 550W is recommended for a system with a single 6970 in it, I know for absolutely certain (based on my experience here on OCN) that even a quality 650W would be enough. If you don't believe me, then please make a thread in OCN's Power Supplies forum. Everyone who says that a quality 650 to 700W is enough is someone who knows what they're talking about. And if you see a reply from Phaedrus2129, then you'd be receiving the definitive answer.

So don't take my word for it if you don't want to. But even Corsair's HX650 would do the job just fine. Hell, even Antec's 650W TruePower New should be enough!

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Actualli i cant waitcause im buying my stuff on a trip. If i dont get it now, ill probably have to wait another 6 months or 1 year.

Thats why i need to know if my system holds up windows seven and the 6970 for a bit more.
Windows 7 is about as easy on a system as Windows 2000/XP. Even if you do not upgrade anything, then Windows 7 will still run perfectly. I've seen people running Windows 7 just fine with a Pentium 4-based system.
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You current CPU will not do. Best is to wait for New Intel CPUs that come out in Jan.
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post #9 of 20
If you cant wait...

Id say get a Asus sabertoothx58 and an i7 950..

Atleast get the current top of the line if you must buy now.
    
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You current CPU will not do. Best is to wait for New Intel CPUs that come out in Jan.
Are you saying it won't be good for Windows 7? I sure hope you're not!
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