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Old November 2, 2011, 06:59 AM
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The 6990... at a price point of 770 dollars, I would suggest you to just buy two 6950 2GB and unlock them to 6970s... They are 260 dollars cheaper, "quieter" and out performing the 6990... (Using more juice though)

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NCIX.com - Buy Powercolor Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DP Dual Fan PCI-E Video Card - PowerColor - AX6950 2GBD5-2DH - in Canada

I am very impressed with your courage to buy the bulldozer, even knowing how much it is outperformed in various benchmarks and reviews. (I didn't say it is a very wise decision though)

As far as PSUs, I have 2 from coolermaster, very solid and quiet so far.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster GX 750W 80+ Power Supply SLI ATX12V V2.31 24PIN Active PFC PCI-E 120MM Fan - COOLERMASTER - RS750-ACAAE3 - in Canada
I wouldn't run any high end hardware on a coolermaster unit.
Espically if its a Seventeam unit....


I would opt for something like a Strider Plus 850, Seasonic X-860, Corsair AX850.

I agree with everyone else that you should drop the hopes for AMD this generation and maybe hope for the next gen to be better. Sandy Bridge is probably the best overall build for you to do at this point.

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Old November 2, 2011, 07:40 AM
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I hate to say it. But I wouldn't get the AMD 8150FX either. I waited for it to be released so I had my options open. But after it failed. I just went to the i5 2500K. Best bang for the buck and got a nice ASUS board. And what a world of difference from my old E8400 to that!!!!
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Old November 2, 2011, 12:57 PM
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Yes I am for dropping AMD and going Intel. I tried AMD for years, would have saved more if I just went with Intel in the long run.
Once your system is set up, you will be good for years.
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Old November 3, 2011, 01:20 AM
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I have been doing alot of reaserch into what CPU to get and i have opted to go with the I7 2600k instead, have yet decied what mother board to go with so am looking in to that now i probably spending arou 300 mayb more i want high end board and it has to support raid 0, support for raid 10 would be nice but not a must at this time as i can upgrade later
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Old November 3, 2011, 08:54 AM
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ASUS WS Revolution or MaximusIV would be my choice at the high end. I know the max is available both Z68 and P67, I think the WS Rev is P67 only, not that it makes much difference unless you're planning on using SSD cacheing (hint: an SSD as the o/s drive is faster than setting up the cacheing) or the cpu's onboard GPU, both of which Z68 support.
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Old November 3, 2011, 09:28 AM
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I got a ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z board. And I love it. What a great little mATX board. So, you could go wrong with the Revolution or Maximus IV Gene or Extreme.
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I am thinking of getting the asus maximus IV extreme z the only thing im not liking about it is the fact its only got 2 6Gb sata conectors :( i would prfer more as i will be using an ssd for os and 2 1TB WD caviar black hdd in raid 0, and its and E-ATX board and where i live there arnt many case's that support and look nice. it also has to support my his radeon 6990 gpu. any one have a sugestion for a good case would be good tool-less would be prefered. i am holding out for the 2700k cpu aswell its costing about $20 more than the 2600k so not much of a price difference
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Old November 6, 2011, 12:39 AM
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2 6gbps sata is fine on the intel platform, anymore then that and they're running on a third party controller, which isn't exactly the best for SSDs, sata 2 is more then enough for HDDs.
As for a case, I would personally recommend a corsair 850D, 650D or a silverstone TJ07.
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Old November 6, 2011, 01:33 AM
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No hard drive maxes out sata 2, so you are good there. Unless you are using multiple SSDs you really dont need more than 2 sata 3 ports.
The bigger problem is getting a case for that.
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Old November 7, 2011, 12:24 AM
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thats true im still looking into motherboard and its toss up between the asus maximus IV extreme z and the gigabyte g1-sniper 2, this has 4 sata 6Gb ports onlu 2 running on the intel chipset and the other to running and the marvell chipset so i will mostlikely go with this one, i will probably be getting more ssd's when they come down in price if it will ever happen lol but for a case im looking at the antec 1200 v3 and the coolermaster cm 690 ii advanced nvidia edition
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