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Old January 21, 2011, 10:22 PM
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This is the proposed build, what do you think? I have a Sapphire 6950 and a Seasonic 620w modular PSU along with Windows 7 64 bit.



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Old January 21, 2011, 11:14 PM
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It's fine if you aren't interested in overclocking.

No graphics card?
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Old January 21, 2011, 11:16 PM
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I guess you missed the second sentence stating I have a Sapphire 6950 to put in it.
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Old January 21, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Whoops, I sure did. It's been a very long day. That will be a great SFF/portable build.
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Old January 21, 2011, 11:29 PM
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Thanks.

The 6950 has the BIOS flashed to 6970 specs too and it clocks to the 6970 speeds without any issues.

I am very tempted to hit the Pay Now button.
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Old January 22, 2011, 05:11 AM
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Are you sure your cooler will clear the GPU, I have hard time to find a cooler for my Gigabyte H55 mini-itx, and this board look similar in the cpu-gpu position

You gone have to mod ( cut) the bottom part of the HD cage to accommodate the 6970 , easy mod, but still have to be done.

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Old January 22, 2011, 05:55 AM
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i know it may not interest you right now, but when the oc bug hits you? you'll be looking at a k cpu and a p67 or h68 mobo

to play with.


the core parts you chose are good, so gl with the build!
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Old January 22, 2011, 09:22 AM
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i know it may not interest you right now, but when the oc bug hits you? you'll be looking at a k cpu and a p67 or h68 mobo

to play with.


the core parts you chose are good, so gl with the build!

no mitx p67 board as of right now. Gigabyte is rumored to have one...soon.
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Old January 22, 2011, 11:25 PM
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I am not sure that this little system will even need overclocking, I think it will be a very capable games machine.

I thought the 6950 would fit without any mods as its less than 300mm in length which is the maximum according to Lian Li.
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Old January 23, 2011, 12:12 AM
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560 is out.Worth considering IMO
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