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September 11, 2011 12:54:23 PM

After Much debate i descided just to get a new pc altogether and ive read its cheaper to build your own so thats what im trying to do.

After much reading and going through the process of elimination i came up with this build now keep in mind where i am it is VERY FuCCing Hot so i needed a CPU cooler for me to overlclock without it Blowing up on me, i also went through benchmarks[alot of them i might add] and came to the conclusion that xFire x2 6970s is cheaper than x2 580s without sacrificing much performance on higher resz that i would like to be playing at[2560 x 1600]

Also anytime my washer or dryer finishes my Laundry, My Current Desktop Shuts down So i figured i Needed a Decent UPS.


What will i Be using it for?: Gaming More Gaming, and Super High Rez Gaming

Live: USA

Budget: $1700 AFTER shipping

Purchase Date: November 4, 2011

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$219.99

Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $52.99

Graphics Card: 2x XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $349.99 each ($699.98)

UPS: CyberPower CP1350AVRLCD 1350 VA 810 Watts UPS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Boot Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: What case im Ghettoin this Sh11t CardBoardBox Style

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $134.99

Cooling: CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99

DVD Burner: None using one from previous desktop build

Othe miscelleanous that i do have Mouse, HDTV

SubTotal So Far after shipping costs: $1,746.95


Now im not entirely sure what cords ill need to connect the hard drive to the motherboard or all the cords ill need so if someone could give links and recommendations id be more than grateful, on another note if anyone has any better cheaper suggestions for this build i would be Grateful to that as well.



SuGGestions anyone? :D 

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September 11, 2011 1:30:28 PM

lol anyone anything ??
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September 11, 2011 1:38:03 PM

Solid build!

EDIT : All HDD cords are in motherboard box.
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September 11, 2011 1:44:07 PM

eleclerc said:
Solid build!

EDIT : All cords are in motherboard box.


Thxz 4 the info eleclerc i was curious as to where to buy the cords and if they are included with anything.
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September 11, 2011 1:57:30 PM

eleclerc said:
Some companies just put one of these in the box,

StarTech 18" Latching SATA Cable M/M 2 Right Angle Model LSATA18RA2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A black one, fit with your Motherboard
Rosewill 18" Serial ATA Black Flat Cable Support 6 Gbps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



thxz again eleclerc is there any other cords/wires or anything i will need for this build ?



Note: i just added the rosewill 18 to my cart on Newegg just incase
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September 11, 2011 2:05:28 PM

All seems good, usually, you don't have to buy extra cable.

Do you have a cable to connect your HDTV.
PC to TV

HDMI to HDMI
DVI to HDMI
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort
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September 11, 2011 2:16:25 PM

eleclerc said:
All seems good, usually, you don't have to buy extra cable.

Do you have a cable to connect your HDTV.
PC to TV

HDMI to HDMI
DVI to HDMI
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort



ive got a standard HDMI cabl e that im using on my current pc, and according to the specifications for the 6970 on new egg it has 1x HDMI port so i should be good to go there...also what about xFire ive never had a rig that did that before i mean what im asking is, you just throw both Gpuz[in my case the 6970s] on the motherboard crank her up and im all good to go no enabling both or special configz and whatnot right>?
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September 11, 2011 3:14:09 PM

kk thxz
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September 11, 2011 3:18:06 PM

eleclerc said:
Your motherboard manual :
http://download2.msi.com/files/downloads/mnu_exe/E7681v...

I checked out your manual, and nothing tell us to do something in the BIOS in order to activate 2nd video card.

Did you saw somewhere crossfire bridge?


no,no just curious because i keep hearing all these terms like " Crossfire Ready" and "SLI Compliant" so ive been kinda confused about the whole thing thxz for clearing that up though. :wahoo: 
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September 11, 2011 3:26:24 PM

I saw crossfire bridge here in this video


It comes in the box of video cards
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September 11, 2011 9:07:48 PM

anyone else think theres a prob with this build or if theres a cheaper alternative for the parts i chose? or if perhaps theres something in there thats incompatible ?
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September 11, 2011 9:35:15 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC600TWM-WHT-Special-Grap... $159.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CC600TWM-WHT Special Edition Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - White

or same case in black...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Graphite-Mid-Tower-Comput... $159.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Gaming Computer Case with Mesh Side Panel CC600TM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $279.99 $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAKA32, ends 9/15
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $52.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 - $149.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=... $49.99
Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <---- A better look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0 supported by the new 22nm Ivy Bridge cpu's due out in April/May

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/IntelZ68/index.asp <----- Z68 Features

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4272/asrock_z68_extrem... <--- Full review of that board with benchmarks

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut... <----- Review done here on Toms a few weeks ago showing that board with the NF200 Bridge reduce micro stutter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- A better look at that case.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&sourc... <----- Reviews and benchmarks of that new Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM cpu cooler

http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/40011/coole... <---- that cpu cooler is due out within the next two weeks.
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