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Final list of parts for sons gaming pc feedback please

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December 1, 2011 2:50:34 PM

this is the final list that striker has helped me put together this computer will be used for video making all the latest computer games the total is round 1700

feedback would be great thanks

CPU: Intel i5-2500k $232
http://www.directcanada.com/produc [...] ture=INTEL
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 $200
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] sus%20gen3
RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600MHz $40
http://www.directcanada.com/produc [...] e=KINGSTON
GPU: AMD 6970 2GB $329
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6814150517
GPU: AMD 6970 2GB $329
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6814150517
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750w PSU $100
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6817371051
CPU cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO $36 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6835103099
Windows 7 OEM $110
http://www.directcanada.com/produc [...] =MICROSOFT
Hard drive: Seagate 500GB $120
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6822148767
SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III $200
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6820227726


Total is $1,696
December 1, 2011 2:59:45 PM

Wow, that's a pretty crazy build lol. Why are you getting 2 6970s????

I would just get a 6950 2gb and flash it to a 6970. If you can't do that then just stick to 1 6970, it will already play most games at max and everything at high.

Even a GTX560ti can be able to play the latest games at high.

I would get this Asrock Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD2247&v...

It's cheaper and has crossfire support.

Are you planning on OC?
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December 1, 2011 2:59:55 PM

Looks great! You won't have any problems playing games or video/photo editing, thats for sure.
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December 1, 2011 3:00:42 PM

Looks like a pretty solid high end gaming rig. I can't view the links for some reason but x8/x8 on the MB is fine for crossfire.
What case is all of that going in?
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December 1, 2011 3:12:11 PM

cutebeans said:
Wow, that's a pretty crazy build lol. Why are you getting 2 6970s????

I would just get a 6950 2gb and flash it to a 6970. If you can't do that then just stick to 1 6970, it will already play most games at max and everything at high.


You haven't seen the Nvidia forums, have you? GTX580 SLI isn't uncommon. We're talking UBER NERDS! I can't even follow most of the threads.
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December 1, 2011 3:17:27 PM

I know my friend, but it's for his SON. A single 6970 is already overkill for 90%-95% of the world lol. You add 2? that's crazy unless the guy is an VERY VERY BIG enthusiast !

I would rather save money than waste it on dual 6970s especially when the 6970 already eats the latest games for breakfast.
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December 1, 2011 5:47:08 PM

the computer is for my son and he makes videos for youtube and gets paid is all i know but he plays a lot my wife and i are always getting calls from him to pickup a new game on the way home from work

also i was sugested two of the 6970 because he plays on a 60" 1080p tv

and the case i was thinking is this one http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
would everything fit in that one?
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December 1, 2011 5:58:33 PM

For FULL HD resolution a single GTX 570 / Radeon HD 6970 is more than fine....Crossfire or SLI for single HD monitor is just waste of money...

Spend your money wisely.....get i7 2600K and 16GB RAM which will help a lot with videos! Then get a better SSD than OCZ crap...example Intel 510 series or newer Samsungs (SATA III for sure)
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December 1, 2011 11:55:52 PM

i think i might wait untill after xmas because i was told the new 7000 series are coming out soon?
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December 2, 2011 12:33:24 AM

Get Windows 7 Professional 64bit as it supports more ram.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit maxes out at 16GB.
A single HD6970 is plenty for his needs you can save the money for future upgrades where it really needs it.
You may want to change the SSD to a Crucial M4
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Grab Gen3 board
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... <--build a few using this, solid, and really nice looking
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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December 5, 2011 1:41:47 AM

updated list
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