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Sound like a good idea? Its what im planning on using when I build a PC by the end of this month. Btw could you guys please tell me what else I need with a PC? I know this is a very broad question. But kinda give me a list of everything you need with a PC. Right now I already know I that im probably going to get a 6970 AND LATER ON 6990, so GPU is done. Second im going to be getting a Creative Sound Blaster for my sound card. Please help me continue this list. (Someone else is building me for this, im just the buyer) So please help me. Im going for a high end PC, nothing that cost a fortune, but high enough end to compete with my GPU.
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Btw anyone who helps thank you smile.gif
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WEll you need a
hard drive
DVD drive
Motherboard
RAM
CPU
Heat Sink
Case
Fans (optional)
Power supply
anything extra you want, lights, Blu-ray drive, MORE fans, liquid cooling, more hard disks, more DVD/BD drives, more ram, monitor, keyboard, mouse.... you get the point
For all of this go to www.newegg.com, or if you want me to make you a list with links to good items PM me with the details of what you are looking for.

Also forgot to tell you, HD6970 is a waste get an HD6950 2gb and it will almost 100% guarentee unlock to a full fledged 6970.

You dont NEED a sound card if you dont want, for most people onboard sound is just fine for a few speakers or headphones.
Edited by Smoblikat - 2/6/11 at 6:40pm
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What's your budget and where do you live?
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DVD drives these days are kinda optional. I buy them anyways since they're cheap and handy to have. But in reality, you can get by without one.

Also, I would argue that if you're putting a 6990+6970 in a build, it's already going to cost a fortune.
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DVD drives these days are kinda optional. I buy them anyways since they're cheap and handy to have. But in reality, you can get by without one.

Also, I would argue that if you're putting a 6990+6970 in a build, it's already going to cost a fortune.

Well, i agree they are "optional" but honestly they still have their uses, it makes life a whole lot easier and less hassle. Its like buying a 2 year extended warranty for a brick of steel, the odds of the steel being damaged are slim to none but just in case its nice to have. tongue.gif
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Is it even possible to trifire 6xxx cards...?
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Tri-fire is an overkill? No need to do anything past Xfire
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Tri-fire is an overkill? No need to do anything past Xfire

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Is it even possible to trifire 6xxx cards...?

I was under the impression that 69xx cards have two Crossfire adapters, but I know for a fact the 68xx line only has one.

Also, special things happen when you use dual-cards like 6990s.
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