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Gaming/General PC .. First build

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January 6, 2011 9:38:17 AM

Hi everybody,

Just after some advice/ help on my first build, I'll be using this mainly for Gaming, but also as a general PC. budget of about 2000

So far this is what I have ...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 (no need to go 2600K is there ? don't see myself overclocking any time soon)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB (will probably be running 3 22 or 24" monitors a month or 2 after building the PC, so I will pick up another card)
PSU:Corsair HX-850 Power Supply
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Optical: Samsung SH-B083L 8X Blu-ray DVD Combo with Lightscribe
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX (I will be getting a 120GB SSD a month or 2 after building the PC, the Caviar Black will be the main drive up until that point)

Thanks.

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January 6, 2011 10:39:00 AM

I've not seen any Crossfire/SLI benchmarks with SandyBridge, but, they will likely take at least a small hit in x58 comparisons due to the former having only a pair of 8 lanes/PCI-e traffic with two gpus installed...

4 monitors? where does the 4th one go?
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January 6, 2011 11:25:53 AM

mdd1963 said:
I've not seen any Crossfire/SLI benchmarks with SandyBridge, but, they will likely take at least a small hit in x58 comparisons due to the former having only a pair of 8 lanes/PCI-e traffic with two gpus installed...

4 monitors? where does the 4th one go?

Yeah that should read 3 monitors ... typo ..
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January 7, 2011 3:57:38 AM

@mdd1963 the ud7 has an nf200 chip in it (I think it's the nf200) that expands the PCI-e lanes to allow for x8/x8/x8/x8
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