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Critque my latest soon to be build

Case:Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Graphics card:AMD Radeon HD 6970
Power Supply:Corsair Professional gold series 850W (AX 850)
CPU:i7-2600K
SSD:Crucial M4 64GB
HD:Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)
After Market Heatsink:Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Optical Drive:LG BLu-Ray SATA model
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    Hi! Welcome to the forums.
    What are you using it for? If it's a gaming machine, I'd like to see things re-prioritized.
    -The 800D is really meant as a watercooling case. I'd prefer one that's a little more open/less expensive.
    -The 2500k performs just as well, if not better, than the 2600k in games. Save $100 and make the switch.
    -The AX850 is a great power supply. It's also expensive. With similar options available at a lower cost, I suggest getting a cheaper one.
    -The Corsair Vengeance RAM clashes with the EVO heatsink. Grab some more low-profile RAM. like G.Skill Ripjaws.
    -If this is a gaming machine, I'd like to see more GPU muscle. A pair of 6950's or a single 7950 would do the job.

    Well, that's it! If you could tell me more about the system, I might be able to give more accurate critique.
  2. looks good - couple things:

    - if you're not planning on Crossfiring 2 x 6970's - 1 only needs ~550W-600W at most
    - i hear that the new Intel Cherryville 520 series SSD's are the way to go for reliability:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167092
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  4. striker410 said:
    Hi! Welcome to the forums.
    What are you using it for? If it's a gaming machine, I'd like to see things re-prioritized.
    -The 800D is really meant as a watercooling case. I'd prefer one that's a little more open/less expensive.
    -The 2500k performs just as well, if not better, than the 2600k in games. Save $100 and make the switch.
    -The AX850 is a great power supply. It's also expensive. With similar options available at a lower cost, I suggest getting a cheaper one.
    -The Corsair Vengeance RAM clashes with the EVO heatsink. Grab some more low-profile RAM. like G.Skill Ripjaws.
    -If this is a gaming machine, I'd like to see more GPU muscle. A pair of 6950's or a single 7950 would do the job.

    Well, that's it! If you could tell me more about the system, I might be able to give more accurate critique.

    thax i've taken your tips thx again bro.
  5. I'd get the 500R case and the HX850

    I'd get the 2500k for a gaming rig or the 2700k if HT is needed for applications. The 2600k really has lost its niche just $40 less than the 2700k

    Corsair Vengeance is available in both low profile versions as well as the silly ones with the tall heat sinks. The low profile versions won't interfere w/ anything

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=147|20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

    64 GB is too small ....you'll be clamoring for space in 6 months time unless you are an astute windows user. But a 120 / 128 GB Tier 3 SSD from the list here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmark,3115-6.html

    Move up from the 212 to the Hyper 612 PWM and get an extra 5-7C of cooling..... Scythe Mugen 3 will do as well.

    GFX ..... the 6970 isn't very attractive at $320 and gets ya 526 fps in Guru3D test suite or 61 cents per frame.....look at some other choices.

    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:

    $ 155.00 6850 (371/634) $ 0.42 - $ 0.49
    $ 160.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.37 - $ 0.46
    $ 220.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.46 - $ 0.59
    $ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
    $ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
    $ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
    $ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48
    $ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
    $ 500.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.81 - $ 1.05
    $ 725.00 6990 (762/903) $ 0.95 - $ 1.61
    $ 750.00 590 (881/982) $ 0.85 - $ 1.53
    $ 450.00 7950 (603/NG*) $ 0.75 - ERR
    $ 550.00 7970 (675/NG*) $ 0.81 - ERR

    Could not complete test suite, expected to be resolved w/ future driver releases.

    I find the 6870 attractive at 434 fps costing me 37 cents per frame in a single card config and 701 fps 46 cents per frame in CFI. Next up is the 900 Mhz 560 at 495 fps costing me 41 cents per frame in a single card config and 862 fps 48 cents per frame in SLI.

    At 75 cents per frame and up, I just can't see the 580, 7950 and 7970 as using two of the 6870's or 560's above kicks their tails for a lot less money.
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