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New gaming build with 6000 series

Approximate Purchase Date:
Possibly today
Budget Range:
$1200.00 tops
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming
Parts Not Required:
I am going to need everything. Monitor, windows, keyboard and mouse
Country of Origin:
USA
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Hi everyone. This is going to be my first time building a computer. I have been reading tom's hardware everyday now for a couple months doing research and waiting for the 6000 series to arrive. I am worried about my case being to small for cards setup in crossfire mainly, that is my biggest concern. I also wanted a nice case to use being my first build. And I do not know a good power supply supporting two video cards. I have a feeling my build below is overkill for the performance.

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

MOBO: ASRock 870 EXTREME3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

GPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Green
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136334

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

GPU: x2 SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909

[#ffae00]CD/DVD DRIVE: DVD+R 8X DVD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

Grand Total: $1,244.34
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  1. Actually compared to the 10.5-11" HD 5870 the 6870 is 9.75" so is shorter ^^ CM 922 is fine but i'd hit a Samsung F3 1TB rather than WD Green HD 6870CF is also less power consuming than GTX 460 SLI on top of superior performance so i would think something like an XFX 650 would be fine and 955BE for chip?
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/18
  2. batuchka said:
    Actually compared to the 10.5-11" HD 5870 the 6870 is 9.75" so is shorter ^^ CM 922 is fine but i'd hit a Samsung F3 1TB rather than WD Green HD 6870CF is also less power consuming than GTX 460 SLI on top of superior performance so i would think something like an XFX 650 would be fine and 955BE for chip?
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/18


    I choose the WD Green HD because it came with a Sata Cable. I agree it is lackluster, thanks for pointing it out.
  3. This set of RAM runs on lower voltage, has lower latency, and is the same speed as the ones you've picked out. They are also the same price.

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4 GB, 1600 MHz, CAS 7, 1.35 Volts, $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321&cm_re=G.SKILL_eco-_-20-231-321-_-Product

    Your motherboard will come with a couple SATA cables, so I would still drop the slower drive and replace it with the F3
  4. All/any mobo would bundle at the very least 1 x SATA cable in the box hehe
  5. batuchka said:
    All/any mobo would bundle at the very least 1 x SATA cable in the box hehe



    :D I am taking switching my PSU and HD to your recommendation. I was not sure.
  6. Batuchka I really like the build you posted in this thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297362-31-last

    Comparing to my build it saves quite a bit of money. I'm going to be making a purchase tonight. Would you recommend it? It is the 6870 CF at 966.91. How is the inside of the case? does it have enough room? and is the power supply effective at running two cards?
  7. Ya for the $$ HAF 912 is a more than decent case and considering peeps have run GTX 460 SLI (higher draw @ load than a HD6879CF) on 80+ 620-650 Watter a 700Watter 80+ is plenty
  8. Below is the build I ended up purchasing from newegg.com. What do you think? I hope everything is ok...Will I need a CPU Liquid Cooling Device? I have not planned to over clock. Is the cooling device STILL necessary because of the duel graphics?

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    MOBO: ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    MEMORY: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226101

    HARDDRIVE: AMSUNG Spinpoint F3 $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    POWER SUPPLY: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171037

    GRAPHICS CARD: HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit (i purchased two) $479.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349

    OPTICAL DRIVE: LG Black 24X DVD+R $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136178

    CASE FANS: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200mm (i purchased two) $43.60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072
    COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CR-GP 120mm $9.67
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103063


    1 x ($-20.00) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #523819$-20.00 (CPU,MEM)


    1 x ($-15.00) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #514568$-15.00 (CASE,PSU)


    TOTAL: $1045.60
  9. batuchka said:


    I did in fact incorporate those exact combos into my purchase.

    Feel proud Batuchka you helped me save quite a bit of cash. I thank you sir :D
  10. Good for you - ya u are welcomed ^^
  11. but u didnt get your OS or monitor from what i see?
  12. True. At the time of purchased I was unable to afford a monitor with my budget (I know this sounds silly). My original plan was to purchase a monitor first then 1 week later pick up a 2nd graphics card. But later I changed my mind and decided to pick up the 2nd graphics card first, I was afraid there was a chance of new egg selling out of them. I did however buy windows7... but I forgot to include it in my post :D
  13. batuchka said:
    Ya for the $$ HAF 912 is a more than decent case and considering peeps have run GTX 460 SLI (higher draw @ load than a HD6879CF) on 80+ 620-650 Watter a 700Watter 80+ is plenty


    I do not want to put you on the spot but I purchased some components using your advice and now I think there has been a mistake. The power supply does not have enough 6pin power connectors to run two Ati 6870 graphic cards. Each 6870 require two 6 Pin connectors >.< It is to late now I already ordered everything.
  14. dirtypillows said:
    I do not want to put you on the spot but I purchased some components using your advice and now I think there has been a mistake. The power supply does not have enough 6pin power connectors to run two Ati 6870 graphic cards. Each 6870 require two 6 Pin connectors >.< It is to late now I already ordered everything.


    All you need is this
  15. Best answer
    Yep inside your boxed GPU look for molex-to-6/8 pin adapters circled as shown below Slot the 4 pin end to your PSU and the other end to GPU - voila ^^
  16. Best answer selected by dirtypillows.
  17. Yep happy shopping/building and cheers ^^
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