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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


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


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound


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


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


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

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

Grand Total: $1,109.90
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  1. well right now my budget is pretty much up to around 1300-1500$. 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.
  2. Solid 850w modular psu to push two of those cards. This psu is manufactured by Seasonic for XFX. $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. $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. $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. $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 $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 of them compares those two Asrock boards side by side.
  3. 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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