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[New Build] Core i7 + HD 6950 Three Monitors?

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April 29, 2011 4:22:12 PM

I want to build a new Gaming/Media PC.

This will be my primary PC used for everything except Data Storage. My primary concerns are, do Radeon 6950s play nice with P67 Boards?

I need an Radeon Vid card because I want 3 monitors. I will not use all 3 for gaming, I want one monitor for Web Browsing; One for Gaming ; and One for Netflix all at the same time. Do you think just one of these cards will suffice, I am willing to upgrade to Crossfire if I have to, but I'd rather save the money and put it towards a NAS box.


MOBO - P67
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
159.99

CPU - Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
314.99

RAM - 8 GB
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 99.99

GPU - 5960
HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
274.99

Power Supply - 750W
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
109.99

I know that is a pretty beefy power supply, but I want it to be able to accomodate all future upgrades, including crossfire, and 16GB RAM.

Also I am having a really difficult time picking a Case, I want to go with the Storm Sniper, but it is HUGE.
I want a normal case that is small but big enough to accomodate my 6950.

Thanks for your response, This is my first post.

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April 29, 2011 8:40:03 PM

I'd rather not unlock, I barely trust the 6950 to work in a P67 board as it is.

I've heard reports of issues when using Radeon in Intel based boards, and I've heard from other people that it works just fine. So I'm skeptical, but I'm willing to try.

Can't watch that vid @ work will check when i get home.
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