Confirm my parts will work together please.

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  1. Splat-725

    Splat-725 Member

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    I didn't know where to post this, but I figured, as I am a newbie, I will post here.

    Okay, so I am building my first computer, I have selected all my parts, I just need confirmation they will all work together before buying them, and that I have everything I will need.

    It is for gaming.

    Internals:
    Intel i5 2500k
    G. Skill RipJaws (4x4gb) DDR3 @ 1333mh/z
    HIS Radeon HD6970 x2
    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
    Corsair AX850
    Corsair H80 Cooler

    Storage:
    60 GB SSD
    2TB HDD

    Optical Drives:
    24x DVD Read/Write Drive
    12x Blue Ray Combo, BR Read/Write, DVD Read

    OS, Case and Monitor:
    Windows 7 professional x64
    Cooler Master HAF 922
    Samsung 120hz monitor
     
  2. breno

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    Bring it over to my house and i'll test it for ya :p
    Looks like your good to go mate.
    Your first build is gona have 2x 6970s running in crossfire, brave man lol
     
  3. glasswindow

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    Yes that will all work however i would change.

    RAM - 1600 Mhz of the same type

    SSD - 120 gig - ( after a format and the OS install you dont get much room for other programs)

    Case - I am not really a fan of the HAF. For duel GPU cooling i prefer the Silverstone FT02 or Raven

    GPU - Apparently for a single monitor 1 GPU is better (less micro stutter), i haven't really looked into it.
     
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    Splat-725

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    @Breno
    Thanks for the offer, but I can test it myself, i'm not new at all to building, just to all the current parts.

    Can you tell me the problems I may come across running Dual 6970's and an alternative of around the same price?

    @Glass Window
    Thanks for your input, stuff being changed around now.
    I quite like the HAF, but I will definitely be having a look at your suggestions, the SSD was meant only for OS, I was unsure of what amount of space Windows 7 Would require.
     
  5. Madengineer

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    Think it uses about 25gb
     
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    Thanks mad engineer, I figure there's some way to configure it so all your stuff like App Data and everything else in Users, is saved to an alternate directory?
     
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    I think your games/programs can be installed on a separate HDD, but not sure :D
     
  8. Reaper_1994

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    imo go with a single 6970 instead of 2 and see if it can handle what you throw at it. I have found that people have had issues in terms of tearing or what Glasswindow said micro stutter. but don't make this think that that 2 580's are better.... :leet:

    Remember that if you overclock your CPU and GPU there is a little more headroom if you get a little lag in games. GTA IV @ stock 2.66GHz on CPU and 880 core and 1375 memory on GPU runs at 50-55 fps where as overclocked to 3GHz on CPU and 920 core and 1400 memory runs perfectly at a constant 60 fps :thumbup:

    In Windows 7, you can change Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos to another drive/folder like I have using "Libraries" :D
     
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    Splat-725

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    That would be with v-sync on? if so turn it off and tell me what FPS you get?

    Also I am planning to be running the CPU at 4gh/z+
     
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  10. Reaper_1994

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    I'll have a look tomoz... going out shortly :thumbup:
     
  11. l3git

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    drop one of the 6970 and the 60GB ssd and buy 2 x 64 or 128GB crucials M4
     

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