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January 5, 2012 12:22:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 10-20 February

Budget Range: 800-900 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Internet and Work

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Screen, OS, HDD, Sound

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.alternate.nl, but you guys can use newegg.com and then ill look on alternate.nl too see if they have the parts.

Country: Netherlands

Parts Preferences: Mobo Asus, GPU Radeon, PSU preferred Zalman, OCZ or Corsair.
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Future proof 1-3 years, don't need to play games on Ultra just playable
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So far I have this setup:

MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Intel® Z68 Express, ATX, Onboard, 3x PCIe 2.0 x16, SLI, CrossFire, 1155
169,90€

GPU: HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo - 1 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 2.1 (H687QNT1GD)
159,90€

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K
4x 3300 MHz, 4x 256 kB, 6144 kB, Sandy Bridge
202,90€

Processor Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900A LED
754, 775, 939, 940, AM2+, 1366, 1156, AM3, 1155, 18 - 38 dB(A)
44,99€

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W
750 Watt, ATX12V 2.2, ATX 2.03, EPS, 6 x, 6 x
94,90€

Midi Tower: Aerocool X-Warrior Devil Red Edition
3x 5,25" extern, 4x 3,5" intern, 1x 2,5" intern, ATX, µATX
43,99€

SSD: Corsair CSSD-F60GB3A-BK
60 GB, 555 / 495 MB/s, € 1,46*
87,90€

RAM: Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit
8192 MB, CL9 9-9-24, 2 stuk(s), PC3 12800
42,99€

Total: 847,47€

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January 5, 2012 12:24:55 PM

Is this good? I would like to have Crossfire 6870 iceQ radeons, because ive seen some reviews about them and they are actually very good, 2 of them is almost the same as an 6990,
reply's appreciated thank you.
January 5, 2012 12:54:52 PM

Yes is ok. Good luck.
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January 5, 2012 1:09:36 PM

Quote:
Additional Comments: Future proof 1-3 years, don't need to play games on Ultra just playable



A HD 6870 will run any game you throw at it on High settings with no problem. No need to crossfire for that resolution, unless you really wanted to play on Ultra.

(I have a 6870 and haven't come across any games I can't play on high settings)

I am also biased towards crossfire. 6870 have a bad problem with microstuttering when in crossfire. (type in microstuttering in the Tom's Search to find an article about it, if you haven't already read it)

To me, that makes crossfire pointless. But, to each their own.



Other than that, it looks like a very solid build.
January 5, 2012 1:24:07 PM

You should go for a 6950 or 6970 if you can affor the 2 6870, its better to get a single card first, then in a year or 2, get another one.
January 5, 2012 1:28:22 PM

chulex67 said:
You should go for a 6950 or 6970 if you can affor the 2 6870, its better to get a single card first, then in a year or 2, get another one.



^ +1
January 5, 2012 7:51:28 PM

nah... seen reviews about the 6950 and with only 30-50$ change... i rather have high fps then low fps
but thanks all for the reply's
apparently gonna buy pc tomorrow, and the videocards after 7xxx series at 9 january
January 5, 2012 8:05:33 PM

HybridxDemons said:
nah... seen reviews about the 6950 and with only 30-50$ change... i rather have high fps then low fps
but thanks all for the reply's
apparently gonna buy pc tomorrow, and the videocards after 7xxx series at 9 january


It sure won't feel like high fps with the micro-stuttering.......... :sarcastic: 

But it's your rig. Good luck.
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