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Old April 18, 2011, 12:06 PM
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if youre spending that dough on cooling,get the best fanless unit, aka the thermalright hr-02.
put a fan on it if you want.





word for one 6950,hell even the 1gb model will do :)

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Old April 18, 2011, 03:01 PM
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Thanks guys. Only one decision left :s Can't choose between Corsair HX750 and XFX 750W Black Edition.
Or maybe the 850W series of both ye..
Isn't the Corsair full modular and the xfx only half ?
So wouldn't the corsair be muuuch easier?
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Old April 18, 2011, 05:30 PM
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You don't have to spend more for a 850W as a 750W should be able to even support HD6950 in dual CF. Although the Corsair is good but I don't really see the need for a fully modular PSU when some cables like 24 pin, 4+4 pin EPS are really necessary. One way or another the Corsair or XFX should do you well. Good luck with the build.
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Old April 18, 2011, 05:56 PM
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HX is not a fully modular supply, only semi modular. It has a prebuilt bundle that includes the essential 24 pin 6/8pin pci etc. The modular version is the AX series. The XFX is also a semi modular model as well. Brand wise, Corsair is the one to go with as their PSU are top notch.

Both XFX ad Corsair use generic Seasonic PSUs so you are getting a good quality PSU whichever one you get. So it comes down to your preference for the design, price, and warranty coverage. I know that Corsairs have like 7 year warranty, not sure about XFX.

The HX is running about 20 dollars more, so depending on your cost saving needs, this would also affect your decision. I would go with Corsair knowing their reliability.

For your MOBO, look at ASUS P8P67 PRO or the Gigabyte P67-UD4. These two boards OC really well and pretty efficient.
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Old April 19, 2011, 04:01 AM
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Noctua D14 or Corsair H70, flip a coin for the 2500k/2600k CPU, both will work well.
The D14 is currently the best air CPU cooler, and is very quiet with it's two supplied fans. The H70 can have the fans made nearly silent (Noctua P12 fans), however the pump will still make some noise.
As for the Corsair vs XFX, which ever is cheapest - both are good PSUs. 750W is more than overkill for a P67 system.. your mobo/ram/cpu overclocked will probably cap out at 230W. Each video card will be 190W or so. That's about 610 total +/- 15% ~700W. I'd personally go with the Corsair, but that's just me.
as rugox said, the ASUS P8P67 PRO or the Gigabyte P67-UD4 are probably the best choices.
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Old April 19, 2011, 03:08 PM
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K thanks a lot guys i got the system :-) Only thing i don't got are the video cards..
What would you suggest?
2 x 6950 2GB, 1 x R6970 Lightning or 2 x R6970 Lightning ?
Would 2 x 6950 or 2 x 6970 be an overkill for the 2500k?
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for single screen,start with one 6950. see what gives. add another one if you need to.
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There will be no bottleneck from your choice of CPU, but there will be one, as I said before, with any HD69xx CF on a 1920x1080 monitor except for DX11 games which should start rolling this year. Go with what Dan said and good luck!
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k, thanks a lot
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