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Well, I was just pointing out the eggs as far as reliability goes, I don't really think it would have 5 eggs if it was crappy
Anyway, it looks like i'll be ordering the XFX.
Are you sure that the XFX would support a crossfire in the future?
If you are worried about future crossfire/SLI endeavors, I would bump it to the 850. 850 has shown to be a good number for any 2 way SLI or Crossfire configuration, and power consumption in cards seems to be going down, rather than up (see 480 vs 580 and a few others). The 850 XFX Black will eat any 2 way crossfire/SLI that you throw at it, as well as some 3 way configurations. It is future proof as well
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If you are worried about future crossfire/SLI endeavors, I would bump it to the 850. 850 has shown to be a good number for any 2 way SLI or Crossfire configuration, and power consumption in cards seems to be going down, rather than up (see 480 vs 580 and a few others). The 850 XFX Black will eat any 2 way crossfire/SLI that you throw at it, as well as some 3 way configurations. It is future proof as well
Do you think it's worth it?
If XFX750 (the one i've decided on, thanks to the PSU section) can handle dual 6950s, I don't see the point in getting an 850.
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post #13 of 42
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Do you think it's worth it?
If XFX750 (the one i've decided on, thanks to the PSU section) can handle dual 6950s, I don't see the point in getting an 850.
It all depends on what you want for the future

The 750 will run 2x 6950, 2x 6970 even! It would struggle to run overclocked 580's and an overclocked CPU, 480's, for example.

The 750 is a great unit and it will do almost anything you need it to do Up to you in the end! If your most important trait is running dual 6950s, you are all set!
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 4/9/11 at 9:00pm
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 is always my choice at HD..it's cheaper and a little faster than blacks.

"Crush the blacks, that's video terminology"

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post #15 of 42
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It all depends on what you want for the future

The 750 will run 2x 6950, 2x 6970 even! It would struggle to run overclocked 580's and an overclocked PSU, 480's, for example.

The 750 is a great unit and it will do almost anything you need it to do Up to you in the end! If your most important trait is running dual 6950s, you are all set!
750 it is, then!
Alright, so now that we have the PSU sorted out, any other changes?
Mobo? RAM?
A better bang:buck hsf?
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post #16 of 42
You know, other than what has been mentioned already, that build looks pretty solid. One question, what resolution are you gonna be running at? It would bring up the question of if you actually need a 2GB 6950.
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post #17 of 42
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You know, other than what has been mentioned already, that build looks pretty solid. One question, what resolution are you gonna be running at? It would bring up the question of if you actually need a 2GB 6950.
The highest my monitor supports is 1920x1080
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236049
There's my monitor, if it's of any relevance.
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post #18 of 42
Get a modular PSU. Cable management will be magnitudes easier. Like this, or if you want to save yourself a few bucks and don't mind partial-modular, this.

Hard drive to this, as mentioned above.

As for the video card, definitely get one with a non-reference cooler; even if it costs another $20, it's worth it by a long shot whether you overclock or not. MSI's Twin Frozr II and III are both up (personally the best coolers available), as well as ASUS's DirectCU II models.

EDIT: Don't forget to grab some thermal paste as well; the stuff that comes with most coolers is sub-par; something like MX-3, Shin-Etsu, etc. Also, if you have a Micro Center nearby, it's worth a look at their deals; processors are usually cheaper in-store.
Edited by EfemaN - 4/9/11 at 8:58pm
post #19 of 42
Yeah, you'll be fine. Be fine for future upgrades, even!

I'm jealous of your rig! wish i could scrape up a grand, then sell my computer and get everything I want in a computer.
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post #20 of 42
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Get a modular PSU. Cable management will be magnitudes easier. Like this, or if you want to save yourself a few bucks and don't mind partial-modular, this.

Hard drive to this, as mentioned above.

As for the video card, definitely get one with a non-reference cooler; even if it costs another $20, it's worth it by a long shot whether you overclock or not. MSI's Twin Frozr II and III are both up (personally the best coolers available), as well as ASUS's DirectCU II models.
I already settled on this PSU, modular and such ^^
As for the HD, does the 3.0Gb/s or 6.0Gb/s have anything to do with it?
The Black has 6.0Gb/s, which is why I chose it (I personally have no idea what the big difference is :x)
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