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February 4, 2010 3:09:44 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I've already bought everything but the graphic card/cards and the HDD, ane xeno pro

BUDGET RANGE: Less then 2400$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: World of warcraft



PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: Yes



SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Here is what i have so far.....

1 x ($114.99) MEM 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1 x ($139.99) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W RT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Here is what i am concerned about...

SAPPHIRE 100280OCSR Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFSRTL 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VisionTek 900296 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Killer Xeno Pro Gaming Network Card 1 x RJ45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



My questions are
Power supply, would i have enough watts to run everything above? If so, would it run 2 HD 5970's?

Is there anything better for my money?

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February 4, 2010 3:16:54 PM

  • 1) PSU is good enough for the two 5970's... it is a very good PSU. I'm running it myself.
  • 2) I would recommend against the VRaptor and the Xeno Network card. They are not worth the money for little or no performance increase... IMO. I would just go with the on-board 10/100/1000 LAN and I would recommend the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB hard drive, which pretty much matches the performance of the VRaptor for 1/4 the price.
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    February 4, 2010 3:22:26 PM

    awesome, thanks :D  i'm gunna order it right now
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