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October 27, 2010 11:50:49 PM

Hi guys I'm new to home building computers and want to check this by experts. Please tell me if this all checks out compatibility-wise. Another couple of questions the card states SLI ready, and I was wondering if that means I can just pop another one in if I want two of them. Lastly, I was wondering if it is a x64 system or not (how do I tell?).

Build as such:

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz $294.99
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 $189.99
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $199.99
CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 $_87.86
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel $_67.98
Sunbeam PSU-COM780-BK-US 780W $_76.98
Galaxy 60XGH6HS3HML GeForce GTX 460(*2?) $199.99
LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner $_99.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $_69.99

I'm open to price suggestions as well, all these are from Newegg.

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October 27, 2010 11:58:10 PM

I'll check your links. my budget is around $1500., and it needs to do games and video editing.
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October 28, 2010 12:11:56 AM

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October 28, 2010 12:23:41 AM

Also, as far as the CPU cooling will the air cooler do just as good a job if I over-clock? I saw people say that this processor over-clocks to as high as 4.2 like a charm.
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October 28, 2010 12:30:29 AM

it does, and you'd be best to go air, if you aren't confidant about OCing, or have no experience with LC (go away if you are going to hate on meh) don't get LC if you don't know aobut it
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October 28, 2010 12:47:06 AM

What do you mean by know about it? i know that the tube could be longer, and that this particular model needs to be mounted on the bottom (or closest side) because of that. Otherwise it is a closed system so it plugs in and mounts just like an air cooler.
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October 28, 2010 12:50:39 AM

one piece liquid cooling solutions usually arent great. The exception is the corsair h50, but even it is really not that great compared to high performance air cooling, and its price is hard to justify. You need at least $250 for a good lc solution.
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October 28, 2010 12:52:29 AM

Ah, I see so liquid cooling is similar to solid state drives, you need to spend a lot of money to get a good one.
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October 28, 2010 12:56:34 AM

I think ssd are all expensive regardless of quality lol.
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October 28, 2010 12:56:35 AM

Oh, I nearly forgot! do you know the answer to what I asked about the SLI on this card, could I just pop in a second one if I wanted to?
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October 28, 2010 12:59:26 AM

Yes it will work, but i dont know if you saw the parts i showed you, the 6870 will give you better performance for $40 more a pop. Theyre both good cards, is it worth it? ehh its up to you and what you want.
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October 28, 2010 1:01:01 AM

I was warned that ATI has compatibility issues though... Is this true?
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October 28, 2010 1:01:25 AM

with?
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October 28, 2010 1:02:27 AM

I'm not sure it was a general warning from my brother-in-law.
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October 28, 2010 1:06:54 AM

I've had a 5850 for almost 5 months now, and ive ran into no problems with it. I know the 5xxx series didnt scale well in crossfire as nvidia cards, but the 68xx series are supposed to be good and can out some of the nvidia cards so its pretty even.
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October 28, 2010 1:12:37 AM

Thanks for the help bavman, I'll check out the liquid cooling though this one is said to be very good.
so thanks and goodnight,
DobyDude
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