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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...6950-review/10

2 6950's are going to push roughly 500W if you unlock them to 6970 they are going to run 600W.

If you plan on unlocking them both 750w may be pushing it. If you are worried about 750w not being enough I would get one of these. The 850w is modular which is nice to have.

850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011
950W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139013
i think im gonna go with the 850 just to be safe and i was looking for modular as well.
and the asus deluxe would be a good choice for all of this?
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Oh, A 6970, bad Idea dude, if you can reverse that selection I Highly recommend a Nvidia GeForce GTX580, please consider this, it is only a bit more expensive, but a way better investment.
how so? how much more better proformance am i going to get outa it?
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Here's what I came up with.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=22956988

After rebates its $1580

Promo codes:
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That 650w PSU should be more than enough, even if you decide to CF.
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i think im gonna go with the 850 just to be safe and i was looking for modular as well.
and the asus deluxe would be a good choice for all of this?
Manufacturer is up too you on this. I prefer ASUS because I have had to deal with their customer service quite a bit and have had zero complaints.

lol damn forgot your motherboard in the original post. I would check out the p67PRO or the Sabertooth. Add ~200$ to the final total. Which will still be under 1600$ and you'll be rocking crossfire.!



That should give you an idea of which one is better.
Edited by BigFrank - 3/11/11 at 9:36pm
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this is my first time building a pc and i think this is the best place to ask for the help and get honest answers. all i really have is the case (nzxt phantom) so everything else i need other then m/kb and monitor. any and all help/comments are useful.


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Already has a case.
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If you plan on unlocking them both 750w may be pushing it. If you are worried about 750w not being enough I would get one of these. The 850w is modular which is nice to have.

850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011
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would you suggest a WD HDD for me then for music and gaming, same like 2tb
Well, according to reviews the 2TB WD Black drives are having a lot of problems right now. The black addition drive is generally the go-to WD 7200 RPM drive but how much gaming are you really going to be doing from the large drive? You're going to have a 120GB SSD that should more than suffice for your installed games. At any rate the WD Caviar Green is a good storage drive as it uses very little power and you won't be accessing it nearly as often as your OS drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514
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okay thanks alot bigfrank
and the others for the help and comments
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Well, according to reviews the 2TB WD Black drives are having a lot of problems right now. The black addition drive is generally the go-to WD 7200 RPM drive but how much gaming are you really going to be doing from the large drive? You're going to have a 120GB SSD that should more than suffice for your installed games. At any rate the WD Caviar Green is a good storage drive as it uses very little power and you won't be accessing it nearly as often as your OS drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514

well i have like a ton of steam games (http://www.steamcalculator.com/id/exTOMex)
and i plan on having most of them installed, right now my steam folder is almost 300gb and i only have half of those games installed and i want room for all the games coming out and the music and space to work with later on
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well i have like a ton of steam games (http://www.steamcalculator.com/id/exTOMex)
and i plan on having most of them installed, right now my steam folder is almost 300gb and i only have half of those games installed and i want room for all the games coming out and the music and space to work with later on
If you have a lot of files might be worth grabbing a cheap maybe 5400 RPM HDD to use as strickly backup for files and such. I actually did just that. I picked up a very cheap 5400 RPM HDD from a friend for next to nothing and use it for basic storage. I keep my programs that I use and games that I am currently playing on my SSD.

http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...ions-free.html

steam mover allows you to move games back and forth from your SSD and HDD. I use it now for my steam games. It's awesome.
Edited by BigFrank - 3/11/11 at 9:57pm
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