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This is so far what I'm looking at for my new build, I can't find any other cases that really do it for me as well as the TJ11 and FT02 (My room mate/best friend is getting my current PC, can't have two FT02's in the same room. )

Tell me what you think!
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post #2 of 16
Well, the PSU is major overkill. Even a quality 600-650W power supply could handle this entire system. AMD recommends a 500W power supply to power a system with a single 6950 in it, so that means they would recommend a 600-650W for two (but they're referring to peak-rated units, and I only shop for continuous-rated units):

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3

Here are 5 that I recommend (sorted by price):

The 650W SeaSonic X-Series is the best 650W on the market and it is fully modular. However, 650W XFX "XXX" Edition is right on par with Corsair's HX650 and it is just as modular as it (not fully, but still very modular). The 650W TruePower New is right on par too, but it is only partially modular.

The 620W SeaSonic M12II is modular too and is another really good choice.

If it were up to me, and if looks were not important, then the XFX "XXX" Edition wins. However, if I were doing very extreme overclocking (like using extreme, sub-zero cooling), then I'd choose the SeaSonic X-Series due to its extreme quality.

Although, for maximum value, practicality and looks, I think the winners are the 650W TruePower New, 620W SeaSonic M12II, and even the HX650.
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post #3 of 16
I see you choose HHD green, what will be your primary hard drive? the 60 GB SSD?
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post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Primary Drives are 2 500GB caviar Blacks in Raid 0.
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coz_411 View Post
Primary Drives are 2 500GB caviar Blacks in Raid 0.
Cool, Besides the PSU which is overkill as mentioned above you good to go...
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post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I might drop down to a 750 watt Corsair Gold.

I'm also probably going to get another FT02 instead, I can't justify spending so much money on a case.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coz_411 View Post
Yeah, I might drop down to a 750 watt Corsair Gold.

I'm also probably going to get another FT02 instead, I can't justify spending so much money on a case.
But again:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...l#post13033229
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #8 of 16
FTo2 is amazing...also get Spinpoints F3 and some better cooler...like D14
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post #9 of 16
Buying a powerful PSU now will save him money in the end, seeing as he's inevitably going to upgrade in a few years or less, which means a 600w-650w PSU won't be enough. I did the same thing. Do the math.
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post #10 of 16
How long will it be before you need the capability of your HX850? You're lucky to use half of its capacity right now (it would certainly take a little bit of effort).
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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