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January 30, 2012 6:39:38 PM

hi is this a good build its my first so i need some advice

asus p8z68-m pro motherboard
intel i5 2500k
1000 watt atx gaming power supply
asus 19" widescreen monitor
Antec Kuhler H2O Liquid Cooling
sony 24x multi drive
3 amd radeon 6950's
nzxt phantom full tower gaming case
logitech 5.1 speakers
kingston 8g RAM memory
sata 2tb hard drive
asus xonar sound card
killer 2100 network card
creative labs fatal1ty headphones
logitech g19 keyboard
cyborg R.A.T. mouse

so is this a good build or should i change something

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January 30, 2012 6:52:45 PM

Yes but I think you have some overkill there. You don't need three video cards that's overkill. Also that motherboard wont even support triple crossfire. One highend video cards in most cases is good and two high end video cards is more then enough. Secondly you don't reallly need a 1000 Watt PSU. A good quality 850 Watt PSU will run everything fine including two high end video cards. I also don't think you really need a 2TB HDD. I have a 1 TB and I have it loaded with games and it's not anywhere near being full. I also wouldn't spend the money on a network and sound card but that's just me.
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January 30, 2012 6:54:28 PM

That board won't run triple crossfire. Change it to at least an atx board that can support triple crossfire.
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January 30, 2012 6:55:05 PM

The antec cooling units also aren't very good, a corsair h80 or h100 would be a much better choice, or actual water cooling could be an option.
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January 30, 2012 6:55:24 PM

well im eventually getting 3 23" 3d monitors so thats why im getting 3 video cards im gonna have LOTS of games so i need 2tb and im gonna have an ssd and ALOT of xtras so so i need alot of power
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January 30, 2012 6:56:24 PM

and the graphics cards wont all be used on 1 monitor
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January 30, 2012 6:57:05 PM

xtremegamer2da-max said:
well im eventually getting 3 23" 3d monitors so thats why im getting 3 video cards im gonna have LOTS of games so i need 2tb and im gonna have an ssd and ALOT of xtras so so i need alot of power

You need a board that can support the 3 6950's.
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January 30, 2012 6:59:34 PM

I would stay away from those cooler kits. IMO water cooling kits are a waste of money. If you want to water cool do a custom water cooling loop.
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January 30, 2012 7:00:56 PM

rds1220 said:
I would stay away from those cooler kits. IMO water cooling kits are a waste of money. If you want to water cool do a custom water cooling loop.

Switching over from my 212 evo to a swiftech h20-220 ultima xt ;) 
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January 30, 2012 7:10:15 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 30, 2012 7:25:36 PM

ok so a p8z68-m pro wont run 3 6950's??? note i am NOT using crossfire im getting 3 monitors eventually and will put 1 video card on each monitor do i still need another board if i do that
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January 30, 2012 7:43:05 PM

You don't need three cards for 3 monitors. One AMD or two NVIDIA cards are enough for that.
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February 6, 2012 12:47:37 PM

note i have changed my mind and have decided to wait for the 7990 to come out and get one of those
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