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If you are such a professional why are you using a 1200w power supply for a system that will pull half that maybe a little more?

You don't need to get all hoity toity here, your choice of components are very odd and it seems like you are spending quite a bit of money.

You are using 2 outdated graphics cards, an Intel motherboard, and one of the most expensive processors on the market. Be prepared to defend your choices.
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60GB SSD for backups make zero sense. 60GB barely covers a full backup of my C drive let alone my data (the stuff that really needs to be backed up).

You're looking at one full and probably <10 incrementals before your backup storage is full. I'd grab a 1TB F3 or WD Black for fast, high-capacity backups.

As others have already said, with so much new tech coming down the pipe it is a very odd time to buy a flagship CPU.
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I have to agree, the 990x is a poorly timed purchase. SB will be re-released in a little over a month, and once the SB enthusiast chips are released the 990x will look very old.

The PSU is way overboard. I would think someone with as much IT experience as you claim would know that however

If it's not too late, the best advice IMO would be to return this stuff and just sit on your cash until SB is available again. You can get a MUCH better price/performance ratio, and put the extra savings from the CPU towards other upgrades.
well there is no better cpu then gulftowns. just a model is poor chiose 970 will do. however does the OP got in mind overcklocking? if not, then highest stock clocks is the only way. if yes, trow that mobo out the window and grab a 970. intel motherboards are not claimed to be best ocers LOL XD
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dont hate on it lol i think its a great build only thing i recommend is maybe another card for trifire
I must admit I am already thinking about another hd5870. I keep hearing that they weren't bottle necked by my q9650, but my testing simply does not agree, but I may have something set up wrong, too late to care now though with the parts in the mail lol. So basically if I see these cards both cards maxing out I WILL smack another in there.

I just remembered that my pcie bandwidth was an issue
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I agree about the CPU. What is this system for?
Honestly it is for shear wanton power, gaming, folding, and very soon to act as a server while still gaming lol. Also it is my graduation present for running a business homeschooling my kids and still managing to get my BA. I am planning to go all the way to PHD in one break free shot. Started kinda late.
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Has to be a troll! I mean cooomooon!!! complete fail.

No offence to the op but for god sakes listen to the advice posted here, were only trying to help
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1) 990x is a waste.
2) 128GB SSD's in RAID0 is awesome, but a 60GB SSD for backup? Use mechanical drives for backup.
3) Should have gone 2x 1TB F3's in RAID-0 for fast mechanical storage.
4) Should have gone with a 2TB WD Green or Samsung F4 for mechanical backup.
5) 5870's? With a $1000 CPU? Seriously?
6) Intel branded board? Have fun overclocking, or lack there of.
7) You do realize the memory controller is on your CPU, not the board, right?

So VERY many things wrong with this build. This is why you should always ask first, THEN buy. Not the other way around.

Damn so i guess I'm just an idiot..
Whats wrong with hd5870s Ive had a great experience with mine so far so why go with the 6000 series are they really that much better Ive heard good things about the new scaling? And believe it or not I will utilize that CPU in the future.
I am definitely sending the board back though, this is just too many ppl saying it sucks for me to feel comfortable. Plus I was being a little impulsive, but hey its my graduation present. Thanks for the honest input though. I do feel like an idiot now though, but hey I'm owning it.
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My question is: Why do you need a 6 core/12 thread system? What is it you are doing?

Also, I would wait for the Gen3 SSD's. Single drives are going to be as fast as RAID SSD's now.
Damn I didn't know that Ive been so busy with production builds I've been out of the enthusiast loop since I started my company. Thanks for the info.
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I must admit I am already thinking about another hd5870. I keep hearing that they weren't bottle necked by my q9650, but my testing simply does not agree, but I may have something set up wrong, too late to care now though with the parts in the mail lol. So basically if I see these cards both cards maxing out I WILL smack another in there.

I just remembered that my pcie bandwidth was an issue
I dearly hope that you know tri-fire has issues... and doesn't increase gaming performance at all, maybe 2-5 fps MAX

And btw for the people that are screaming what a bad buy: Yes, SB maybe comming but NEVER forget that he is futureproof using 6 cores... I mean look at 2010 :S BFBC 2 happily uses 4 cores! (example:q9550) if you run it on a dualcore that is clocked the same... you WILL notice the difference in terms of power. Second, with graphic cards becoming so powerfull they need the extra cores too keep em fed with data.
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Damn so i guess I'm just an idiot..
Whats wrong with hd5870s Ive had a great experience with mine so far so why go with the 6000 series are they really that much better Ive heard good things about the new scaling? And believe it or not I will utilize that CPU in the future.
I am definitely sending the board back though, this is just too many ppl saying it sucks for me to feel comfortable. Plus I was being a little impulsive, but hey its my graduation present. Thanks for the honest input though. I do feel like an idiot now though, but hey I'm owning it.
The reason why you're not seeing full use of your HD5870's right now is due to poor crossfire scaling with the 5 series. This is where the 6 series SHINES at.

Your current machine (assuming just gaming here) has no bottleneck what so ever from the CPU. Give it a slight overclock (that chip will EASILY pull 4.0GHz).

But seriously, you're spending $1000 on a CPU, but keeping graphics cards that are a generation behind. Plus you bought a motherboard based off RAM speed support...which makes no sense at all since the board has absolutely NOTHING to do with RAM speed.
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