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it takes off like 2 fps, who is going to care about that?
That's true. But I just had to point it out because I didn't have any other valid arguments to make... Also, 2fps makes a big difference when you're running at 30fps... 30fps compared to 32 is a fairly large gap.... But in this case, it's a moot point.
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Alright, so I'm just finalizing some things now with my build, then I'm hopefully going to be ordering the basics of it tonight. I luckily found a nice sale on some RAM! So that'll save me some money
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...scrollFullInfo

Also, is this PSU the same as grass posted? And will it be sufficient?
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337

And I also have a question about the 6950 aftermark heatsinks. Does that mean that I should go with the XFX one that grass linked? Or should I just go with the MSI one that was also linked. Its not that big of a price difference, and I would prefer the better of the two. But if they both ahve this 'aftermark heatsink' that you guys so highly speak of, let me know asap! Thanks a bunch guys, I'll let you know how the build goes after everything arrives here, which could be between now and never, so stay posted.

Note for parts, will these all be compatible with each other?

Final list of products (before GPU comments, etc)
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
ASUS P8P67 Pro ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
2x MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (I was told this would stay cool, and quiet <3, but I also heard you can't unlock it to 6970? will that really be a problem?)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Final cost after price matching : Basically $1400

Now I could get a different case (higher model?)
OR grab some lights and have lulz
OR get a small SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State (close enough to 1500, 40 bucks isnt ZOMG-END-OF-WORLD)
OR..get the i7 2600k instead of i5, for potential longer lifespan (would that even be compatible/viable?)
OR..Keep it incase the current cables im using, AND the cables from my 120004i12039182310 other computers, AND the cables some of this crap comes with, aren't enough.
OR...sneak in about 100 dollars and grab another monitor for DUALSCREANZ

Thanks.
Pandemix
Edited by pandemix - 4/6/11 at 6:00pm
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Nice find on the RAM! That's a great price. They will also match your mobo very nicely

The "PSU" you linked was a Coolermaster 212+ lol. and you didn't tell us what case you were getting.

As for the GPU's, I would personally get a reference model because they can be unlocked or flashed. If you want after market cooling for your reference GPU you can buy an Accelero Xtreme Plus with a VR001. They don't sell that at NCIX unfortunately. However, I wouldn't worry about it unless you plan to unlock your 6950 or flash it to a 6970 - Even then the stock cooling will be sufficient (but louder). But since you going CFX you might as well just leave them at stock since your performance is going to be insane anyway so just stick with the MSIs as they should be a bit quieter.

I would say leave your build as is and wait till the new SSDs come out (Vertex 3 and the like) and get one of those. You could also add another blademaster fan for a push/pull on your heatsink. You can price match them to around 5-6 bucks just check on shopbot. You'd also need 1 of these so you can plug them both into the same header. Those can be found on NCIX as well.

Looks like a great build. And don't forget about us when you get your parts. Make a build log and post some desktop pronz!
Edited by grassh0ppa - 4/6/11 at 7:20pm
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You probably want to go sata 3gbs instaed of 6 on the hd. Hdds can't go fast enough to make the 6gbs woth it, except perhapsnthe velociraptor drives. Sata 6gbs is only good for ssds really.


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You probably want to go sata 3gbs instaed of 6 on the hd. Hdds can't go fast enough to make the 6gbs woth it, except perhapsnthe velociraptor drives. Sata 6gbs is only good for ssds really.


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Doesn't really matter when the price is the same. It is just a gimmick, but as long as it's not costing him more - who cares?
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Yeah, if the sata iii drive is the same price as the sata ii, go for it. Just don't waste the sata iii mb ports on it if you can avoid it.


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Yeah, if the sata iii drive is the same price as the sata ii, go for it. Just don't waste the sata iii mb ports on it if you can avoid it.


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The drives are backwards compatible, so if you got more than 1 6gbps SSD you could just put it in a sata ii slot with no performance decrease.

pretty sure anyway..
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I bought those same ram a few days ago! Will Newegg match the reduction from what I paid if I call them tomorrow?
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Recently I bought an AMD phenomII x4 940 processor P/N: HDZ940XCJ4DGI.
When I looked at the specs for this processor it said the clock multiplier was unlocked. I overclocked the processor frequency to 3.195 ghz which shows up on the system properties of my bios. However, when I finally boot my computer it only shows it at 3.0 ghz. Could anyone tell me why this is happening?
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Recently I bought an AMD phenomII x4 940 processor P/N: HDZ940XCJ4DGI.
When I looked at the specs for this processor it said the clock multiplier was unlocked. I overclocked the processor frequency to 3.195 ghz which shows up on the system properties of my bios. However, when I finally boot my computer it only shows it at 3.0 ghz. Could anyone tell me why this is happening?
Might want to try in the AMD Forums.
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