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Wanted to get a feel for my new pc i am going to order later today/tomorow

what i have so far

Hyper 212+
Crosshair IV Formula
A-Data SSD 64GB
24" HP Monitor

now what i am ordering

XFX 750W

Gigabyte 6850 X2

1055T

4GB Ripjaws

Samsung 1TB for games/storage

LG DVD

CM storm Scout

now the only thing that might change is the 6850's. i might just get 6870's but i figured that would be overkill a little. so, tell me what you think.
Edited by Blue Destroyer - 1/24/11 at 8:16pm
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post #2 of 16
If your ordering 2 6850's together, why not just go for a 6950 unlocked to 6970? It would give you a better upgrade path in the future. Otherwise everything looks pretty good, I always loved my CM Storm Scout, was very sad to get rid of it (but I wanted my Silverstone FT02 much more )

I'm not a big fan on XFX PSU's, I would go for a Corsair, or Antec.
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From what I understand, unlocking 6850's allows you to only run 1 unlocked not both. It's what I heard but not sure. If that is the case, maybe it is worth it just to buy 2 6870s. Buddy of mine was fortunate enough to get the ASUS 6870 model with the voltage adjustment and has the GPU clock to 1Ghz stable with little to no effort(water cooled).
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6850s do not unlock. Only 6950. And yea, I would suggest a more powerful single card, than 2 less powerful ones. Other than that, looks good. Why the A-Data? Price?
   
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post #5 of 16
i'd get the 6870's if you can afford them TBH

looks pretty good though. look for combo deals, by the way
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post #6 of 16
For a 24" monitor a single 6950 would be plenty.I would step your RAM up a little-something like thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231320
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
I would step your RAM up a little-something like thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231320
2nd this notion - great RAM.

OP - your build is great, almost perfect even.

Honestly, do not "upgrade" to 6870's - those Gigabyte 6850's OC extremely well and are without doubt some of the best price/performing cards to crossfire period. (Look at my clocks - temps stay below 70 degrees with the fan profile running at 55% max, which is almost silent)

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/364...ked/index.html

The bang-for the buck on these cards is enormous. Overclocked, they perform in between a stock and overclocked 6870, and the real world difference is at most negligible compared with 6870s.

The other poster's are correct that a 6950 gives you a better upgrade path, but honestly most reviews I've seen of crossfired 6850's compared with 6950's running @ 1080p show a massive lead for the 6850's, and in some that the relative performance of crossfired 6850's to crossfired 6950's makes the price difference completely not worth it.

I say stick with your build (except with the better RAM above) and have a ball.
Edited by willibj - 1/24/11 at 12:03pm
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post
6850s do not unlock. Only 6950. And yea, I would suggest a more powerful single card, than 2 less powerful ones. Other than that, looks good. Why the A-Data? Price?
It was a 64gb for only $90
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post #9 of 16
Could've gotten a better Sandforce SSD for the price (I think that one is an Indilinx?). Much better write speeds on those.
Otherwise, looking good, though you may want to explore the possibilities with 1 6950.
post #10 of 16
i dont like lg optical drives, they tend to be noisy, get the samsung for the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151192
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