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March 22, 2011 4:25:32 AM

Hey guys im building a computer for graphics work/gaming soon. here are all the parts:

Intel core i7 2600k( i want to OC to 4.5)
Thermaltake frio(i7 ready) 8mm heatpipes dual 120 mm fans intel/amd cpu cooler
Sapphire Radeon 6950 2gb( flashing to 6970)
G.Skill 6 gb(3x2) 240 pin ddr3 sdram ddr3 1600 Triple channel kit
Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb 7200rpm sata
Asus drw-24b1st/blk/b/as black sata 24x dvd burner
Rosewill blackhawk gaming atx mid tower
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply


Here are my questions:

1. Hows the powersupply? to much? to little? I may also crossfire another flashed 6950 in the future. Im just not sure how much i need with the OC and crossfire.

2. Am i doing anything wrong in this build? Missing anything?


any thoughts or help is greatly appreciated :) 

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a b ) Power supply
March 22, 2011 4:42:04 AM

1) Seems powerful enough. Make user it is Xfire ready.

2) nope. Just wait another day to see if any pros come and critique it. I would say go and build.
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March 22, 2011 6:47:54 AM

thanks for the reply. Does anyone else have any suggestions or info about the psu?
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March 22, 2011 9:03:46 AM

also does anyone know if the msi mobo is the best p67 board around that price range? ive heard mixed opinions about asus, gigabyte and msi.
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a b ) Power supply
March 22, 2011 3:52:21 PM

It is all preferential.
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a c 91 ) Power supply
March 22, 2011 5:56:09 PM

If you are gonna run Adobe based apps and/or work with softwares such as 3ds Max, my recommendation is to go for a Nvidia video card..
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March 22, 2011 11:29:34 PM

why do you suggest an nvidia card? and does anyone know about the psu? thats my main issue, will it be enough if i want to OC and possibly have another card in the future. Also i just decided to go for G.Skill ripjaws series 4x2 1600 ram.
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a b ) Power supply
March 23, 2011 1:03:42 AM

I did say it was enough.
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a b å Intel
March 23, 2011 1:07:54 AM

I ran two GTX 560 TI SC in SLI on my Corsair CMPSU850TX without issues on an overclocked Core i7 920. I won't worry about it basically!!
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March 23, 2011 3:46:51 AM

ooo ok :)  cool good to know and thanks guys. Any other suggestions?
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a c 91 ) Power supply
March 23, 2011 12:45:10 PM

Adobe apps and 3DS Max tend to use CUDA cores very efficiently.. Thus my recommendation to get a Nvidia video card..
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