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November 5, 2011 5:32:52 PM

Hey fellow PC enthusiasts'. This is my new build for my ultimate gaming setup. Please let me know if there is anything that I should change or upgrade. Thnx!

CPU: AMD FX-8150 (8 Core)
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Cooler
MoBo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7
HDD: 1 SSD drive for boot Corsair 120GB and two SATA III 32MB Cache 1Tb WD Caviar 7200 RPM HDD's
Video: CrossfireX x2 ATI Radeon 6950's (2Gb Sapphire versions)
Memory: x2 8Gb DDR3 1800 XM2 Corsair in Duel channel
Case: ThermalTake MK-1 Chaser Full tower
PSU: CoolerMaster Pro Gold(80) 1000w silent Modular PSU
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2753MH 27" (features a 30M:1 Contrast ratio and a 1MS Response time :D )

Razer Lycosa Black
Razer Orochi Bluetooth Laser 2000 DPI

Ive also purchased a PCI Highly rated Two fan cooler that will go in between the two video cards to keep them a little cooler: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000233ZMU/ref=oh_o01_...

I also purchased the NZXT Fan controller for The front panel to give me a real time display of cooling: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E0JH5E/ref=oh_o01_...

A last minute purchase of the Creative X-fi Fatality soundcard will go well with my 7.1 Cerwin Vega, Hodge-podge, PA speaker system.

Let me know what you think and if there is anything that i should upgrade or change. Thanks Guys!


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November 5, 2011 5:46:17 PM

For an "ultimate gaming" set up .....I'd have:

2500k

GEN 3 MoBo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4 x 2GB RAM setup
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 x factory OC'd 900 Mhz 560 Ti (862 fps) rather than factory OC's 6950 759 fps)
120 MHZ monitor w/ max size of 23.6"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Better grade PSU - 850 watt Antec SG, CP, HCP or HCG, Corsaie AX or HX, Seasonic X, XFX Core of pro XXX edition

V6 GT is a great performing cooler but extremely loud
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

November 5, 2011 5:52:35 PM

Why 4x 2GB? :o 
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November 5, 2011 6:01:58 PM

Why would I go with 4 By 2's for RAM? theres no benefit from that. The 2 by 4's give a larger buffer per stick and allow for 16 total for future upgrades. I would go for the 560's but I guess you can flash the bios from the 6990's to them plus they are a little cheaper and im a fan of ATI. Is a 120MHz refresh rate better than 85? Ill take your PSU's into consideration tho... cant screw that up... thats the heart of my (or yours or anyone elses) system... thanks!

November 5, 2011 6:03:10 PM

Is the V6 really that loud ALL THE TIME or just when temps get hot?
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