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Old January 7, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Looking for suggestions on a build I will be starting in mid feb.
Budget is around 2000, I will be buying all my parts from canada probably all online. I will definitely be overclocking, I use my system for gaming, and a bit of work stuff. I like to play around with different server/clients using virtual machines.

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 or ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: intel i7-3820
GPU: 2 x XFX 7850 in Crossfire
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Quad Channel
PSU: TX750W Corsair
Case: Antec 300
HDD: WD 640GB Black
SSD: Corsair Force GT 120GB
CPU Cooler: Either Corsair H80 or the intel liquid cooling system.

I would be upgrading from my current setup and keeping the PSU, hard drive and Case from my current setup. The PSU is about a year old and I think will run 2 7850's fine. I currently have 3 identical Samsung 24 inch LCD's that are all 1920x1080 and I would like to try eyefinity at 5760x1080. I know I will have to get a bigger case if I decide on going with the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard.

Just looking for suggestions, want to get some opinions on the build before I drop that much cash on my computer.

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Old January 7, 2012, 05:07 PM
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I think you are basing a lot upon the assumption that the HD 7850 is going to be something you'll want to buy...
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Old January 7, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Well of course, I will wait for benchmarks and final prices but if its not I can always grab something else.
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Old January 10, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Anyone have any other suggestions?
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Old January 10, 2012, 09:21 PM
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rampage is where it's at dude... a true over clockers dream that board. You can search for a high stable overclock with a laptop remotely via a special USB. The nice part is... when it locks up or blue screens you can reboot/restart/bootup etc from the laptop.

I wouldn't pick anything else to be honest. I own the crosshair V for the AMD chips and it has the same features. You'll not regret buying it.
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:05 AM
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If you dont plan of doing any sub zero benching I would say Sabertooth will be fine for your needs.
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Old January 11, 2012, 08:46 AM
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you using the SSD for caching or for a boot drive?? If it's just for cacheing you can save yourself some money and just get a 60 GB or something.
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:02 AM
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X79 doesnt do caching. ASUS offers a software version of it (with Sabertooth but not RIVE) but I would just go with a 128GB SSD w/ LGA2011. I bought an M4 for my system and it is great.
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:18 AM
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I will be using it for a boot drive, may add another one later on for RAID but I will see how I like 1 SSD for now.
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Why CFX 2 lower end cards when you can just get 1 high end without all the issues related to CFX in some games...?
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