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Couple things. Don't get the Extreme CHIV, and dont get the 1100T either.

Reason is that those 2 compenents are gonna cost you some big bucks, and guess what? Bulldozer is gonna roll out later this year and those compenets will be worthless!

I would save a few hundred $s and get a 1055T and the Formula CHIV and OC that bastard to 4.0 and you will be fine. The difference in perfomrance will be minimal, and you will have plenty of $$ left over to get GPUs or spend on booze and women


Also, dump that Raptor and get a small SSD for your OS and a 1TB random WD blackdrive for your music and pron

Also, 1200W PS is overkill and will actually be less efficent for you unless you are running 100% load on everything 24/7 (folding/bonic)
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First I want to thank everyone for their suggestions as they are greatly appreciated.

I go with HIS video cards because I have had great luck with them, that's right I have never had an issue with them. As far as the card itself I am doing a Crossfire setup so either way I will be getting two video cards.

There are a couple of reasons I am going with the AX1200 power supply. First I may in the future want to go tri or quad crossfire depending on the board I get. Also when I get the brass to do so I want to add a full liquid cooling system. I know I would need a bigger case for that but I chose the 600T for it's cable management and the fact that all the dust filters are there like they should be.

I have thought about doing a Raid 0 HDD setup but I know less than nothing about doing something like that. I also hear that if something goes wrong in a Raid 0 that you can lose all your data. Not that I mind I always make sure everything is backed up onto some kind of external storage. As far as doing a SSD/HDD setup goes again I know less than nothing and I know SSD drives can be extremely expensive. How does that kind of setup work anyway? Is the SSD the boot drive and your run all your programs and games from the HDD?

Is is true that the 1100T can bottle neck the video cards? The main reasons I am doing an AMD build is because it is all I have ever known. I know nothing about building an Intel build, but if yall could give a list of parts that could help me blow the roof off of any game I play that would be great. I am basically looking to run every game on the market at their absolute highest setting without any hickups, that is my goal with this build. So any help yall can give me would be extremely helpful and appreciated.

Budget is not to much of an issue as I am selling my bass gear which should yield me $1200 once it sells. I will also starting in May be able to spend $550 a month on parts for this build. So budget is not really a concern as I am not buying all the parts at once. And if you can suggest a full tower case with great cable management, dust filters, and cooling that would be great.
    
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I forgot to mention the other reason for me wanting the power supply that I listed is because it is 100% modular and I will not deal with another power supply that isn't 100% modular as they are just a big pain the the butt.
    
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post #14 of 18
The 1100t will not bottleneck any game for a long time. I would go with to 6950's though, because they can be unlocked to 6970's.
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;12754544 
Also, as someone else mentioned, using two high-performance 7200RPM mechanical drives in RAID0 will yield much higher performance than what a VelociRaptor can deliver.

Except latency, which asymptotically approaches worst case with every drive added to the array.
    
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Originally Posted by BuildingFirst37;12756916 
As far as doing a SSD/HDD setup goes again I know less than nothing and I know SSD drives can be extremely expensive. How does that kind of setup work anyway? Is the SSD the boot drive and your run all your programs and games from the HDD?

Yeah, it's pretty simple. The SSD will be your boot drive, you would install your O/S and most programs/games there. It's awesome loading programs off an SSD, most of them load instantly!

Then you'd have the bigger storage drive, where you would keep all your music/movies/pictures, and anything else that's big. You can even keep a backup of your boot drive there just in case.
Windows can be configured so that your "Documents" folder is on the second drive. That way you can use your computer as normal, without having to go out of your way to keep things working optimally.
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Go with a RAID 5 array instead of a RAID 0 array. 1 TB drives are relatively cheap, and you said that budget is not a big issues.
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Yeah,Windows can be configured so that your "Documents" folder is on the second drive. That way you can use your computer as normal, without having to go out of your way to keep things working optimally.

My personal opinion is make your own document/music/videos folder, and don't use the Mindows ones. I have had weird situations where i have locked myself out of the Windows "My Documents, My Music, My Videos" folder due to permissions and lost all my stuff. (it's a long story).
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 3/18/11 at 8:44am
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post #18 of 18
Get something with the ASUS Crosshair IV, M4A89TD or M4A89GTD variants; those will (albeit experimentally) support AMD FX series/Buldlozer in June
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