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Hi, I'm going to be building a new gaming system & listed below are my hardware selection so far, & I have a couple of querries:
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/gen3
Coolmaster HAF X
i7 2600k
G.Skill RipjawsX F3-12800CL8D
Gigabyte ATI 6970 OC
Antec TruePower 650w

1. Are there any conflict issues with my selections?
2. Are there any improvements on my selections?
3. Would there be any great benefit in running 2x 6870 as opposed to the single 6970 OC? 6807 currently priced @Aus$203 each & 6970 @ Aus$380.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. no conflicts...although i would suggest dropping the i7 for an i5-2500k and spending the extra money on a 6950..and getting a better psu
  2. CyBorG3132 said:
    no conflicts...although i would suggest dropping the i7 for an i5-2500k and spending the extra money on a 6950..and getting a better psu

    Thanx Cyborg for ur reply.
    Can I ask, why the 6950 over the 6970 or 2x 6870?
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    You have selected a CF / SLI capable MoBo and a PSU that can't support a 2nd card.....Move up tot he XFX Core Edition 750 or 850

    $90 750 watts
    $100 850 watts

    Last week they were $20 cheaper :( ..... but their quality has made them very attractive and my guess is that demand is starting to outstrip supply. ..... both get 9.5 performance rat8ngs from

    If the goal is gaming, the price premium you're paying for the 2600k is wasted .... the 2500k makes more sense if budget is an issue.

    Case - I'd suggest the Corsair 500R based upon recent reviews at Tweaktown and benchmarkreviews

    Alternately, the HAF-X / XFX Combo costs $280.,....This antec pairing is $15 cheaper and is extremely quiet and cool running.....having built with both on several occasions, I prefer the DF over the HAF-x


    The CP-850 is specifically designed for and fits in just 4 antec cases and the pairing results in an unusually quiet and cool system.

    It is completely unmatched by any ATX unit on the market I can think of. You'd have to spend twice as much as this thing costs to find the next best thing, performance wise.

    RAM - Low profile, no tall heat sinks to interfere w/ CPU cooler|20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

    CPU cooler - Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3

    GFX - You pick

    Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

    $ 170.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.39 - $ 0.49
    $ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
    $ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
    $ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50

    (2) 6870's get ya 701 fps at 49 cents per frame
    (1) factory OC'd 6950 get ya 484 fps at 50 cents per frame
    (2) factory OC'd 6950's get ya 759 fps at 63 cents per frame
    (1) 6970 get ya 526 fps at 61 cents per frame
    (2) 6970's get ya 825 fps at 78 cents per frame
    (1) factory OC'd 560 get ya 495 fps at 43 cents per frame
    (2) factory OC'd 560's get ya 862 fps at 50 cents per frame

    The 6870's are the clear winner at just 49 cents per frame and 701 up (that is, beating 701 fps) would be the twin 560's at 50 cents per frame and 862 fps.
  4. Thanx for all that Jack- definately gives me a few things to tink about :pt1cable:
  5. Best answer selected by Jasonski.
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