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July 1, 2012 10:55:53 AM

Can anyone tell me if there is any problems with everything being compatible in this setup...

CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 BE
Motherboard: AsRock 970 Extreme3
RAM: 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance Memory DDR3
GPU: 2x XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 (PCI-e 1024 MB GDDR5 Memory) or 1x XFX ATI Radeon HD6950 Graphics Card(PCI-e 1 GB GDDR5)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus (8 case fans)
PSU: Corsair GX750
CPU Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer Exteme Rev.2

Are the GPU(s) compatible with my motherboard?

Is 750w a good amount of wattage, is it overkill or too little?

Can anyone tell me how many watts is a lot of watts for a cpu cooler to use because amazon.co.uk says this one uses 160w, I thought that was a lot.

Thanks in advance!

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July 1, 2012 11:08:30 AM

can you tell me your budget and what parts you do not need? i can then suggest a recommendation

right now there are a lot of problems with your build.
July 1, 2012 11:48:13 AM

TheBigTroll said:
can you tell me your budget and what parts you do not need? i can then suggest a recommendation

right now there are a lot of problems with your build.


I would like to spend less than £700 but as little as possible would be best.
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July 1, 2012 12:00:58 PM

do you need the OS?

if yes here you go

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/baPH

if no, just take out the OS


my build will get you better results than 6850 crossfire while using less power. you wont be able to overclock, but the i5 3450 is much more powerful than the 965 BE
July 1, 2012 12:10:26 PM

I don't need an OS and I already have the CPU so I don't really want to buy a new one because I've just got it from a friend who was selling his barely used one for £50.
July 1, 2012 12:14:25 PM

you could still use the 7850 card that TheBigTroll recommended surely 2 6850's work out more expesive
July 1, 2012 12:18:33 PM

oh ok then.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/baRl

if you want to get more performance, id suggest upgrading the 7870 to a gtx670. that would cost you 60 pounds but it will result in maxing out every game on 1080p. the 7870 is very good already. i got a samsung 830 SSD since it is very high performing and will make your system much faster

to eliminate any bottlenecking, id suggest overclocking the CPU to at least 4 ghz
July 1, 2012 12:25:09 PM

TheBigTroll said:
oh ok then.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/baRl

if you want to get more performance, id suggest upgrading the 7870 to a gtx670. that would cost you 60 pounds but it will result in maxing out every game on 1080p. the 7870 is very good already. i got a samsung 830 SSD since it is very high performing and will make your system much faster

to eliminate any bottlenecking, id suggest overclocking the CPU to at least 4 ghz


I think I'm going to go for the 7870 and perhaps a 200GB+, SATA 3 SSD.

Thanks for your help, it is much appreciated.
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