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Check My i5 SB build

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March 15, 2011 7:15:52 PM

Ok, hi all, I posted a previous thread but got only 1 reply :pfff:  :lol: 
Anyway, here is my build, it will be used primarily for gaming, here are some of the games I play

Dawn of War
Total War series
Dragon age 2
Ok you get the idea, not extremely graphically demanding games, but take a bit of oomph at 1920x1080, I decided that getting a 5970 would extend my PC's life over a 5870, but obviously I could sell the 5870 in a few years and just get another upgrade. Anyway here is the build

CPU - i5-2500k
GPU - 5970 or 5870
Mobo - MSI P67A-C45
Case - Ok, I love all these cases, and They would all look great IMO, what offers the best performance?
HAF 932 (or the HAF X)
NZXT Phantom (Ok im a sucker for NZXT designs)
RAM - 8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM
HDD - 1TB Samsung Hard Drive
SSD - wait till Vertex 3's are released
Optical drive - Got one from my recent PC
PSU - XFX 650w (Not sure if this is enough for the 5970 but should be ok for a 5870?)
Cooler - Scythe Mugen

ATM i can't see any great reason to go to Radeon 6xxx GPU's, any reason why?

Thanks Again

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March 15, 2011 7:23:52 PM

Care to put some input in there?, I apologise again, but obviously bumping is disallowed, so I end up with only a rough idea. Apologies again
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March 15, 2011 7:28:55 PM

the 5970 is extremely expensive and poissibly overkill for what you need.
If you're willing to spend the money a 5970 costs you might want to look into a gtx 580. It's expensive but not to the same extent as the 5970 and it performs similarily.

If multi card setups isn't a turn-off then sli gtx 560 ti or crossfire 6870 is an option as well. Both setups deliver great performance similar to a 5970.
March 15, 2011 7:40:44 PM

Did you not like the good advice you got in the previous thread?
March 15, 2011 7:44:02 PM

I'm aware that the previous user made very valid comments, however, by simply reading from another persons comments, the GPU I had chosen would be overkill, two sides to every coin, I would however like to take this away from a thread bashing thread to a place where I can get help, and hopefully, so people in a similar position can also benefit,
Did you not like my apology in the previous message?
April 16, 2011 10:28:04 AM

GPU - 5870 for 1080p max 4XMSAA and no fancy ambient oclusion or similar; if you want 8XMSAA and everything on max than either 6990 or 590; i have a GTX580 and can not sustain min acceptable frame rates at maximum details on 1080p
Mobo - Asus P8P67 Pro (best layout, best overclocker.....)
Case - HAF X (best performer but not so quiet..anyway the GPU will overcome it)
RAM - or
Cooler - Noctua NH D14
PSU - Corsair AX850 for CF, SLI (80+ gold) or yours for 5870
April 16, 2011 12:23:55 PM

Get an HD 6950 2GB instead of the HD 5870. HD 5970 is not an recommended buy these days. There are many alternatives, such as 2xHD 6950 2GB/2xGTX560 Ti's etc.
April 16, 2011 3:03:12 PM

Obviously this thread was a while back, however since then I have bought my Mobo (being replaced for B3 ATM) the CPU and my NZXT Phantom

Now I am considering 5760x1080 eyefinity, I am probably going to go with crossfire 6950's (Msi Twin Frozr Ones)

after that I need opinions on this PSU

and someone to recommend the best Bang for Buck SSD