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March 9, 2011 6:54:54 PM

Built this desktop for a friend, probably going to end up making my own in the future like this one. Any threat of a bottleneck?


CAS:* Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage &
(4) 230MM Fans

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

CS_FAN:D efault case fans

FAN:XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling
Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Enermax Enlobal Silent High
Performance 120MM Fan [+15])

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

KEYBOARD:Razer Arctosa Black USB Gaming Keyboard

MEMORY:12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Kingston HyperX)

MONITOR:* 22" Widescreen 1680x1050 Asus VW224U LCD Display (Black Color) [+175]

MOTHERBOARD:( 3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX
Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III,
RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

MULTIVIEW:Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

NETWORK:o nboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

POWERSUPPLY:800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

RUSH:5% Instant Rebate for Non-Rush Delivery Order over $999 - Ships within 3
Weeks - Must Enter Coupon Code "NORUSH" during checkout

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL
SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+19] (Black Color)

USB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

VIDEO:AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by
AMD)

WNC:p CI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]

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March 9, 2011 7:10:22 PM

Nope. No obvious bottlenecks, but questioning the need for 12GB of memory though...
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March 9, 2011 7:22:54 PM

He's very big on Photoshop, so he wanted to have a lot of RAM to run it with. This is a graduation present for him-I got him the most RAM I could within the amount of money his parents allowed him to use.
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March 9, 2011 7:22:55 PM

The 6850 isnt going to be bottlenecked by an i7 960, even two of them in CF will be just fine. A few things i would change though.

Xtreme Gear PSUs are utter crap, get them to put something like the Corsair 650TX or a 650W unit from XFX in there if you want to CF down the line or a good 550W unit from Antec, Seasonic, or Corsair if you only plan on doing one 6850, a 700W unit from Xtreme Gear is rated for about the same amount of power as a decent 500W unit is and they charge you much more.

Grab the monitor from newegg for less including shipping, it also has a $20 MIR on it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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