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July 31, 2011 8:56:35 PM

Hey all,

This is what I've come up with. Computer died out and decided to put some extra cash in and upgrade.

I'm looking for future x-fire upgrade ability. I have the OS/Monitor/mouse/keyboard/

I also have a 8800 gtx @ home that runs most my current games fine. Do you guy think I should hold off on buying the first video card until the 7000 series is released later this year?

thanks a ton!


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

$219.99

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


$219.99


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

$11.98

MSI Radeon HD 6970 R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Video Card with Eyefinity

$339.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL



Antec Lanboy air Red Black / Red ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case

$149.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
$29.49


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

$73.48
Grand Total: $1,109.90

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July 31, 2011 9:53:53 PM

well right now my budget is pretty much up to around 1300-1500$. I use a 37 inch monitor @ 1920x1080p. I plan to purchase three 27'inch monitors in the future for eyefinity. I would not be upgrading so quick if my mobo did not fry the other day.

I don't have the monitors for eyefinity yet and probably wont until early next year. I currently have a 8800gtx card but also have a 6670 card I can put in the machine as well.

I am wondering how my current build looks and also wondering if I should just drop the 6970 card and use either my 8800gtx or 6670 card until I have my three new monitors since the new line of ati cards should be coming out in the next few months.
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July 31, 2011 10:31:35 PM

Solid 850w modular psu to push two of those cards. This psu is manufactured by Seasonic for XFX.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99 - $139.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

Here's a board that will o/c just as well as that Fatality board yet not only is it cheaper, it doesn't have that screwy looking dude in the bios background.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Same h/s but cheaper. Also skip the Arctic Silver 5. The CM h/s comes with TX-2 ...which is even better than the arctic silver imo.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $29.49 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

Much faster h/d than that Seagate, not to mention it's more reliable.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ


http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S... $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)


Down below are two reviews worth looking at...one of them compares those two Asrock boards side by side.

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1...

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e...
August 1, 2011 12:58:26 AM

Thanks for the info! going to change up the mobo like you suggested and switch out the HD. I forgot to mention that I already have a 850watt PSU Thermaltake black widow.

Whats your opinion on my video card situation? should I upgrade and buy one of my cross fire cards now? or wait it out with my ati 6670 and wait for the new ati series in Q4 ? Any other addons I might of forgot?
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