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First Build!! Approve before I buy!!!

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September 25, 2009 12:54:26 PM

Hey guys this is a first build I am planning. I will be playing on a 30 inch 2560x1600 monitor. Including these items I plan to crossfir two ATI 5870's. Please let me know if there are any problems in this build. Suggestions and your opinions are welcome! I think this will be a pretty bad ass set up for 2560x1600 gaming. Will this power supply work with the crossfir 5870?

Antec 1200

Hard Drive


Corsair 850 w PSU

G.Skill 2GBgb X 3 for a total of gb of RAM

EVGA SLI Motherboard

i7 920

Cool Master CPU cooler

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September 25, 2009 1:22:42 PM

ok firstly coolmax=BAD get this instead it has plenty of juice even for 2 cards

an 1366 socket i7 likes triple channel ram like 3,6,12,24 gigs 2,4,8,16 gigs limits it a bit

for an hdd this is probly the best out right now

the v8 is over rated and over priced preferred

add this Thermal Compound
September 25, 2009 1:26:05 PM

Are you planning on doing a lot of overclocking? Even then that PSU might be a bit overkill. You could probably get away with a high quality 850W, maybe something like this Corsair 850W.

As for the rest of it, I'd say it looks pretty good, although you might be able to downgrade the motherboard. It might help if you let us know exactly what you're looking for by using this format.
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September 25, 2009 1:59:17 PM

Thanks guys! I changed up the PSU as well as the ram. I do plan to overclock the i7 as well as the 5870. Nothing extreme though.