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Total: $1271,05


Intel/AMD setup:

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CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
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HDD: Already owns one
Optical drive: Already owns one


Could also go for an ASRock P67 Extreme4 mobo. But this is what I could get - that were in stock - on a single website.


It's quite obvious that a SB build would be preferable...
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I wouldn't call 2x 6970's to be 'on a budget'
Budget as being "buying one now, and another later"
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For sure go with this idea.
I said basically the exact same thing 2 posts or so prior

EDIT: Trim your budget by purchasing 6950s and unlocking them.
 
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I went to Intel from an X6 1055T. If used just for gaming, I can't see any difference. Either way, you'll be fine. If you want to bench all day though, get the Intel.
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I said basically the exact same thing 2 posts or so prior

EDIT: Trim your budget by purchasing 6950s and unlocking them.

Yeah, could do that too, but isn't it very risky?

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I went to Intel from an X6 1055T. If used just for gaming, I can't see any difference. Either way, you'll be fine. If you want to bench all day though, get the Intel.
It'll be the SB build, because it's only slightly more, but really does kick ass



I was also considering a 2x GTX 580Ti's?
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I was also considering a 2x GTX 580Ti's?
GTX 560tis?
 
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Yeah, could do that too, but isn't it very risky?



It'll be the SB build, because it's only slightly more, but really does kick ass



I was also considering a 2x GTX 580Ti's?
The 580's are nice, but in crossfire it's more money for relatively equal performance. If you were getting one card, I'd do the 580. 2 cards, the 6970s.

Oh... both my 6950s unlocked without a hitch. One is MSI and the other is Diamond.
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Go Intel if you want to GO CFX or SLI because the scaling is horrible with AMD. 2500K will destroy a X6.
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GTX 560tis?
Sorry, fat fingers tend to get you typos...

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The 580's are nice, but in crossfire it's more money for relatively equal performance. If you were getting one card, I'd do the 580. 2 cards, the 6970s.

Oh... both my 6950s unlocked without a hitch. One is MSI and the other is Diamond.
Will be SLI or Crossfire. Now the GTX 560Ti's, wouldn't they be better in SLI than 2x 6950's in Crossfire?

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Go Intel if you want to GO CFX or SLI because the scaling is horrible with AMD. 2500K will destroy a X6.
It'll be SB
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Go Intel if you want to GO CFX or SLI because the scaling is horrible with AMD. 2500K will destroy a X6.
isnt scaling mostly due to the graphic drivers ?

anyways i would go with 6950's unlocked or otherwise gtx570's

gtx560's are a bit beneath unlocked 6950's.
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Audioquest Nighthawk Lehmann Audio Linear Headphone Amp Sennheiser HD650 Musical Fidelity V-PSU 
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AMD E-350 Asus E35M1-M 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1333mhz  1,5TB wester digital green 
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640GB WD Caviar blue 500GB Samsung Spinpoint Samsung Dvd-rewriter windows xp sp2 
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19inch phillips tft generic Bequiet 300Watt Fratal Design Core 
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16GB 2400mhz CL9 Ripjaws Samsung 951 NVME 256GB 250GB SSD Samsung 840 Seagate 7200rpm 3TB 
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Seagate 7200rpm 3TB Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 Copper MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 120mm rad. MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 240mm rad 
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Lamptron FC5 V2 fan-controller AlphaCool VP655 Pump + Plexi Top EK Spin Bay resevoir 3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon's 1450rpm 
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6x Enermax Cluster White 1200rpm Windows 10 Iiyama Prolite E2773HDS 27inch - 47inch LG TV Corsair K60 - Razor BlackWidow Stealth - Logite... 
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Corsair RM1000i Corsair AIR540 Logitech G502 Corepad xxxl 
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Musical Fidelity V-Dac II Reloop Direct Drive Turntable with Ortofon Conc... 2x Adam A5X Studio Monitors BeyerDynamic DT990 Pro 250ohm 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Audioquest Nighthawk Lehmann Audio Linear Headphone Amp Sennheiser HD650 Musical Fidelity V-PSU 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD E-350 Asus E35M1-M 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1333mhz  1,5TB wester digital green 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
640GB WD Caviar blue 500GB Samsung Spinpoint Samsung Dvd-rewriter windows xp sp2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
19inch phillips tft generic Bequiet 300Watt Fratal Design Core 
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microsoft none 
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