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December 4, 2011 4:29:29 PM

Hello, I've been wondering for a while if all of these parts will work together. And I need some people with some experience to tell me if they do or not, and if not which parts do I need to change? :??: 

here are the parts;

Asus SABERTOOTH X58, Intel X58, S 1366, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX


CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B - 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V


Hard Drive
3TB Western Digital WD30EZRX Caviar Green SATA 6GB/s IntelliPower 64Mb Cache 8ms NCQ


BX80623I72600K - Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad, 3.4GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 8MB Cache 95W Retail


Graphics Card
HD-695X-CNFC - 2GB XFX HD 6950, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 5000MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz, 1408 Cores, DVI/HDMI/mDP


Power Supply
1000W PSU, Antec CP 1000-GB , Modular, 80 PLUS, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3


Operating System
GLC-00181 - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate - Retail 32 & 64 Bit


Optical Drive
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD±R, 12xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM


Thank you for everyone's help, if you help me. All help will be greatly appreciated! :D 


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December 4, 2011 6:47:38 PM

The motherboard seems to be setup for triple channel memory which means you need sticks in groupings of 3. Either 3x 4GBs or 6x 4GBs.

The other stuff looks ok.

The other thing that sticks out at me is you seem to have 1x video card and a 1000w PSU. With 1x video card you don't need anywhere near 1000w. Even with 2x you likely won't need 1000w.

This website

shows that crossfied 6950s (2) full system draw was under 500w even with Furmark running.

I personally wouldn't go below about 750, but I go large and 1000w is overkilling it even for me.

Also, you want 64 bit windows instead of 32 bit. 32 bit windows can't see more than 3.25 GBs of RAM, much less the 3x 4GBs for 12.

Personally, I would consider dropping to a micro atx motherboard with just 1 video card slot and 2 RAM slots and just go with 2 x 4GBs of RAM instead.

It is kinda hard to use a whole 8GB anyway and if you aren't going to be able to use the extra capability there isn't a lot of good reason to spend on it.

Future upgradeability is nice, but if this is the last money you are spending on this PC you want to "rightsize" things with it.
December 9, 2011 4:44:10 PM

Thanks for the help :D  But I'm going to be doing a lot of editing, photo and video and gaming on the side. So I kinda want a pretty powerful PC so I want to keep the 16GB RAM and the 1000w PSU, thanks for the suggestions though. Your help is much appreciated :) 
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December 9, 2011 5:49:13 PM

The ram, ok for your useage, I get that but why overpay/ overspec for the psu?
You really don't need it.
December 9, 2011 6:20:49 PM

There is no way that 1x video cards can even cause a good 1000w to blink. Even a GTX 590 can only maybe touch 700w with a full system under full load. Most GTX 590 system probably won't break 600w under load.

I think you could get by with an 800w pretty easily even with the best 1x video card money can buy.