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August 11, 2011 6:16:55 PM

Hi guys this is my first build and first post here! I'm posting my rig just for some feedback and I'm wondering if the power supply is good and powerful enough? Also will the case fit 2 6950's?

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: About $750 after 13% taxes and rebates!

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Parts Not Required: Video Card, keyboard, mouse, OS, Monitor, and Optical drive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada!

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Will be upgrading to 6950's around winter time.

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: I already have some parts that I think I will be getting. They are as followed:
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU and case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 11, 2011 8:32:55 PM

I think 2 6950s would run on 750W. That one will handle one just fine, but yes, you'll need more for Xfire.
You might as well get 8gb RAM. It's only about $25 more.
That mobo's a little expensive, but whatever you want. You can get a plenty decent one for $140 after MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 11, 2011 9:37:05 PM

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 and you will spend money for CrossFire?...biggest waste ever..If you don't want to change your monitor with a good one (1920x1080, S-IPS Panel, good response time) even a lower card like 6850-6870 can do the job for now!
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August 11, 2011 11:40:17 PM

^Wait, that's true. Spend some money on a 23" or something - it'll make more of a difference to your gaming than nicer hardware.
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