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Advice on my new build

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June 17, 2010 6:11:30 PM


I was wondering if anyone had any advice on which psu and hdd's to chose for my new build.

Intel core i7 920 @ 4.0ghz
Gigabyte x58a-ud5
Corsair xms3 6gb 1600mhz
Ati hd 5970 2gb
Windows 7 64 bit

I am looking to get another graphics card in the near future, so will i need a 1000w psu.

Thank you,


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June 17, 2010 6:32:27 PM

Do you only want normal hd's, or are you wanting to go ssd as well? For a standard hd, either Samsung F3 1TB, or Seagate 7200.12 1TB

You're looking at upgrading.. FROM A 2GB 5970? :o 
err.. what're you using all that power on?

btw, the second 5970 won't scale very well if you meant crossfiring when you said upgrading ( you won't get much out of the 5970)

Someone else can enlighten you on a good psu, since I'm not too good when it comes to 1000W..
June 17, 2010 6:38:41 PM

Agree with Mark, you are unlikely to ever need a second 5970, unless you're running a massive resolution. When a single 5970 becomes insufficient it may be wiser to just replace it with a current gen card at that time. But these are four PSUs that will have enough power to handle two 5970s and are quite high quality:|17-139-007^17-139-007-S01%2C17-256-057^17-256-057-TS%2C17-171-049^17-171-049-TS%2C17-139-013^17-139-013-TS
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June 17, 2010 7:06:14 PM

1000w is kind of overkill 850w should run 2 5970's just fine. Corsair 850hx would be a good choice.
June 17, 2010 7:23:27 PM

or get a silverstone 1500w to be future proof if u want to go with 4-way SLI or quad CrossFire
June 17, 2010 7:29:33 PM

meh actually 1000watt or 1250 would do four quad sli.
June 17, 2010 8:51:45 PM

Thank you all for your advice,
i should have said i'm going for normal hdd's apologies. As for your comments on the second card i will not get another one, maybe use the cash on an ssd instead.
As for the psu i will look into the corsair 850hx.

Thank you all once again for your time, responses and recommendations.