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February 4, 2011 7:27:20 AM

Well about 6 months I sold my killer 980x rig. I came into some stability in my life and just purchased some parts for a temp build to upgrade. Here is the parts I purchased. Please comment. Probably wont keep the gpu's or the cpu and will upgrade the ram later. This is just to get me gaming again.

corsair 800d
corsair 1200 watt psu
asus rampage III extreame
core i7 950
zalman cnps9900max
patriot viper extreme 1600 12gb
2 xfx 6970
wd black 2tb
lite on 12x blue ray burner
win 7 ultimate 64
samsung 27"
logitech g19
razer lachesis 5600
XIGMATEK GMP-403001 Professional HD Gaming Mouse Pad extra large
a few games, cables, and fans.
Total was around 4k.

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February 4, 2011 9:17:55 AM

1200W is overkill for 2 6970's.Get the AX 850 instead.
Also if you are planing to play games only,then 6GB is enough for all games.Going to 12GB won't give you a huge boost in gaming performance.(It will help on heavy
image/video editing projects)
Other specs look great.
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February 4, 2011 12:29:17 PM

Not sure how all that adds up to 4k. $2500 is about what it prices to on Newegg.

Besides that, no real need to upgrade anytime soon. Stuff there is still pretty much top of the line.

Also as maziar mentioned, that PSU is way more than necessary. You're actually hurting your efficiency since idle power usage would be so low. Look up idle and load for a build. You want idle to be around 30% of capacity, load 70%, this'll put you in the range of maximum efficiency.
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February 4, 2011 1:44:45 PM

banthracis said:
Not sure how all that adds up to 4k. $2500 is about what it prices to on Newegg.

Besides that, no real need to upgrade anytime soon. Stuff there is still pretty much top of the line.

Also as maziar mentioned, that PSU is way more than necessary. You're actually hurting your efficiency since idle power usage would be so low. Look up idle and load for a build. You want idle to be around 30% of capacity, load 70%, this'll put you in the range of maximum efficiency.


The reason the psu is so large is because there will be more vid cards, h2o setup, new cpu. Price includes some other items( games, micro sd card,fans, cables) with everything shipped overnight.
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February 4, 2011 2:12:00 PM

PSU is still way over what you need. These are ATI cards, not GF100 Fermis.

Under furmark, a full system with xfire 6970's and an OC 4.0ghz i7 tops out at 601w at the plug.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4061/amds-radeon-hd-6970-...

Assuming 85% efficiency you're looking at actual power usage of only 510 watts.

Everything else in the system added up, including a dual loop 2 pump and 6 fan cooling system won't even add up to 50w.

Throw in even 2 more 6970's and that puts you into ~850 watt range. Still far away from needing a 1200 watt PSU.

This is even using furmark numbers, which as most review sites have been pointing out lately, artificially inflates power draw anywhere from 25w-100 watts per GPU.
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February 4, 2011 3:06:28 PM

I understand it is more than what I need. Hopefully it will work for the next few years as upgrade or run more hard drives. It is a bit too late as the order already shipped and will be here monday. I just wanted everyones opinion on the build. I hope i dont notice too much difference from my 980x build I had last.
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February 4, 2011 8:04:35 PM

Unless you do "lots" of heavy image/video editing,you aren't going to notice a huge difference between 980x and 950
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February 4, 2011 9:24:11 PM

Yes that pwr supply is overkill...Ive seen people use 800watts on 2 5970's on crossfire.
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February 5, 2011 12:20:16 AM

Right now is a iffy time to build anything ..... Sandy Bridge won't be back until April ..... and the 1366's successor will arrive somewhere between June and August is my guess. $4k seems a bit too much .... I built this one right after Xmas for a friend for $2650. Today, there's not a component I would think of changing.

Case - $140 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - $18 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $120 - Antec CP850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $365 - Asus Rampage 3 Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $295 - Intel i7-950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $62 - Prolimatech Megahalems http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Fan - $11 - Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
CPU Fan - $11 - Same
Fan Cable - $8 - Akasa PWM AK-CB002 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_P...
RAM - $260 - 2 x (3 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $350 - Asus GTX 570 OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $350 - Same
HD - $55 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $200 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $139 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard - $130 - Logitech G19 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $80 - Logitech G9x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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