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January 10, 2011 3:53:45 PM

Hello all,

I am going to buy these parts later today and want to make sure everything is top-notch compatible, so I was just going to run it by you guys to make sure.

case-XCLIO Blackhawk Black Finish 0.8 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Extreme Cooling Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


cpu-Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


mobo-ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ram-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


power supply-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


video card-SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


thermal paste-MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


hard drive-
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


burner-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

I am mostly concerned about the cpu/mobo/ram/gpu to be compatible so if anyone could just quickly skim over this list to make sure, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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January 10, 2011 6:21:25 PM

Everything looks good to me. Very nice build. Just so you know, that cooler already comes with its own thermal paste so you don't need to buy any unless you want that specific kind.
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January 10, 2011 6:38:46 PM

Excellent. Thanks for telling me about the paste, I will just stick with the cooler paste.
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January 10, 2011 6:54:09 PM

I'm just thinking, You could go with a 6970 ( or a 6950 and bios flash it to a 6970)
As in most benchmarks/threads i've seen, people seem to go with the 6970 over the 5870.

SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Only $15 more after rebates

Or
SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Save around $65 with a good chanse of getting the same performance as a 6970.
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January 10, 2011 7:16:14 PM

I was thinking of getting the 6970 but I need something that can do 6 monitors ( I have 6 22inch monitors on a 6 monitor stand) and so I thought the 5870 would just be the better way to go.
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January 10, 2011 7:34:25 PM

Well, for that particular application, that might be your better choice. I didn't realize at first that the model you selected was the Eyefinity 6 edition. Do you have all the appropriate adapters you will need? Also, do you plan on gaming across all six? In that case, you might need a second 5870 anyways.
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January 10, 2011 7:40:31 PM

Fortunately, I do have all of the cables I need already and I most likely wont actually be doing a lot of gaming on it, so I think the single will be fine. I basically just need a lot of open charts/windows up with the job I have and thus the 6 monitor thing will drastically reduce the time for looking between different charts by not having to minimize/maximize a new tab every 20 seconds.
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January 10, 2011 8:00:09 PM

That would be frustrating on 1 or even 3 monitors. I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong, that if you are not gaming a lot, 2 5770's would be adequate in a non-crossfire configuration. That would give you 4 DVI ports (or 2 DVI/2 HDMI as I believe the HDMI shares bandwidth with one of the DVI ports) and 2 Display ports. That would save you from buying 4 adapters and still allow decent gaming on a single monitor at 1080p. Also, that would save you about $100.
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