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January 17, 2012 2:51:53 PM

Hello, I plan on building a $950 ish dollars so AFTER all is done and after I can afford upgrading I'll upgrade my 620 W PSU to a 750 W PSU in order to crossfire 2 6850's, and then get an i5-2500k now i'm just wondering is it possible to do this all in a rosewill destroyer? overall all that stuff i'll be upgrading will cost like $400-500 i'll probably even do a dual monitor AFTER I UPGRADE MY BUILD! :) 

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 2:56:20 PM

You are upgrading the psu and the cpu and adding a video card , is that the extent of the upgrade. If it is why are you not sure it will fit in your case? All you are adding is a video card and if the motherboard has an open pci-e slot then it will fit.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 3:36:56 PM

Yeah you should be able to. 6850s aren't that long so as long as you don't get an extended ATX (e-ATX) motherboard it should all fit :p 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 3:52:46 PM

i5 2500k, i suggest getting some H80 for cooling since you will most likely over clock it, if you wont get the one without K, for psu get the 750AX corsair 80plus gold and it's worth it for the money you spent, now, with your 2nd 6850's make sure your case can give you good airflow, since it will run hotter, and i believe you would want it to be more on the SAFE SIDE of the heat, so you might need a better case with better airflow, imo a full tower care with good airflow would be a wise move, haf X, level 10 GT and probably nzxt phantom, they have some nice air cooling capabilities ^___^ and well the phantom is cheaper too worth every penny you slap on it
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 4:46:11 PM

You don't need a full tower to have two video cards , that's just foolish. As long as your case has good air flow having two video cards will be ok in a mid tower case.
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January 17, 2012 8:49:03 PM

My first post explains I'm going to buy it, after I BUY IT I'll then upgrade it to the following 750 W PSU 2 monitors crossfire 6850s mid tower case, just wanted to know what you guys thought and suggestions. Thanks for the suggestions. :) 
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 8:56:07 PM

Tavo - You can do a pretty decent OC on the 2500k with only the stock cooler, from what I have heard at least.

OP - if I were you, I would try to make sure there is as much space as possible between video cards. It is common in CF/SLI setups for the top card to break because it overheats. It overheats because the next card is directly in front of it and the fan can't suck in air.

If you can't get at least a couple inches clearance between the cards, I wouldn't suggest you add more video cards.
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January 17, 2012 9:01:51 PM

Hm. On the Case's do they say how much space is there for like just the GPU's? cause that would be very helpful...lol and then the GPU's would have the inches so then I could compare rather then buying and sighing, lol.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 9:02:42 PM

shell shocke said:
My first post explains I'm going to buy it, after I BUY IT I'll then upgrade it to the following 750 W PSU 2 monitors crossfire 6850s mid tower case, just wanted to know what you guys thought and suggestions. Thanks for the suggestions. :) 



Then what are you buying? Is it a complete Pc prebuilt? Can you list the spec's?
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January 17, 2012 9:05:54 PM

MOBO:ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU:Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
RAM:Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339
PSU:Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3
GPU:GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CASE: Rosewill destroyer 3x fans
DVD-RW:ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
MONOTIOR:Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM


Those're my current specifications including Monitor and OS (home premium ftw!)
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2012 9:15:51 PM

With the motherboard that you have you will not have to worry about cooling for the video cards since the two Pci-e slots have two slots in between them and therefore enough clearence for the top card.
So your plan is to upgrade the psu to a 750w and add another 6850 and swap out the cpu for a i5-2500k.
As long as you have a neat routing of wires inside the case you should have good air flow and from the looks of the inside of the case you do have options for adding fans which is always a good thing to help out with the air flow.


Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Bottom Fan
There are a lot of options here.
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January 17, 2012 9:39:23 PM

Yeah, I'll probably do all that after I pay off all that stuff. I was planning on making another $600 build after this $900ish build. My $600 build will be like 500gb hdd same mobo i3 CPU 1080p monitor crucial ram 8gb same dvd case and same os 450w PSU I think it should be in the range of $700-600, Right -- actually where I said same MoBo scratch that I can't make a $700-600 build with that expensive of a MoBo i'll select a new one later on i'll calculate my new build later on it's like $1000-900 sadly my budget was $900 but it'll be about $920 with rebates or even lower. :D 
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