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FX + Asus + Powercolor + Corsair = fun ?

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November 29, 2011 3:06:16 AM

Hello !

I m moving out of my HP Firebird 802. Yeah, Firebird nice but I like some power ;-)
Could you guys give me some advice about this config. Very long time I have not did anything like this.. Feel free to replace parts as you think !
PS : Price point, I m good with those parts (except the PSU ..). I m more looking for advice around that price point.

Approximate Purchase Date: Now or tomorrow I guess
Budget Range: 2k
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Office + Game
Parts Not Required: I don't need any optical drive or HD (Already got SSD around !)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com
Country: Canada
Parts Preferences: No Intel ;-)
Overclocking: Yes (little)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (1)


-ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ DDR3 ATX AMD 990FX 4PCI-E16 1PCI CrossFireX 6 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard
(Seems to be a nice choice, lots of features)
-AMD Bulldozer FX-8120 8 Core Processor 3.1GHZ Socket AM3+ 125W Retail Box
(Don't talk about Intel, cant buy that company) (Some lite O/C planned)
-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM
(Look like to be standard)
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 Memory
(Look like to be standard)
-Powercolor Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DP Dual Fan PCI-E Video Card
(Not sure about the vendor here. ?!?) (TWICE, Crossfire setup !!)
-Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB USB3.0 1394 Fan Ctrl No PS
(Look sweet !)
-Seasonic Platinum 1000 ATX 12V 24PIN 1000W Active PFC 80PLUS Platinum Modular DC to DC Power Supply
(1kva is in stock right now. I guess I ll power the rest of the house with that ...)
-Steelseries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse
(Hear good words about them !)
-Steelseries Qck Mini Mouse Pad 9.8X8.2IN
(Hear good words about them !)

Thanks !
November 29, 2011 10:53:27 PM

Any idea on this build ?

Thanks !
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November 30, 2011 1:41:43 AM

You do know that the 8 core series is just a waste of money? You don't need em for games. The most that you should buy on an AMD build is a Phenom II x 4 if it's only for office and gaming.
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December 6, 2011 10:55:41 PM

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