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I've built a few systems/upgrades over the years but always on a tight budget. Ive always wanted to go all out on a system a monster something worthy of a "holy-crap!" reaction even from a lay-person. I now find myself in position to do just that. Let me know what you think.

Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower

Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Processor - Six Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3MB L2 Cache, 3.30GHz, Unlocked (overclocked to 3.78GHz)

Thermalright Archon CPU cooler

MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard AMD 890FX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0

(boot) - OCZ 256GB Vertex4 2.5" Internal SSD VTX4-25SAT3-256G

Seagate 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive - 7200, 64MB, SATA-6G

(4) - Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Dual Channel, 1600MHz, 4096MB

(2) - AMD Radeon XFX Double D HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB GDDR5

SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro

LEPA G Series 1600-Watts ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready Crossfire 80+ Gold Certified Full Modular 240-Pin 1700 PSU

LG Electronics CH12LS28 LightScribe 12x SATA Blu-ray Disc Combo

LG Electronics WH14NS40 14X SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter

Akasa 3.5" USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Memory Card Reader w/ eSATA and USB (AK-ICR-17)

TP-Link Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter with 3 x 2dBi Antenna (TL-WDN4800)
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  1. Out of 10 = 8/10
  2. Get away from a Phenom II, it is old tech and if you want a monster you will need an i5/i7 build heavy overclocked. (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html)

    Also, you do not need a 1600W PSU for two 7970's. A good 850W would be more than enough and leave room to OC. Heck the Toms's $2000 marathon build with i7 and 2 7970s only had a 750W (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-computer-how-to-overclock-gaming,3363.html) 1600W is a bit extreme.
  3. ^-- +1

    Go Intel CoreI5/I7 and a quality 750-800 watt PSU. Not sure you'll even need 16 GB of RAM or a 256GB SSD.

    -Wolf sends
  4. I'll give that beast a 9/10.

    Though the above posters are correct about the i5 being better in games, you do have one of the BEST AMD processors ever made. That being said, see if you can overclock it a bit more.
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