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Old 04-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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I would appreciate it if someone could provide some "critique" on a PC build I plan to purchase very soon.

A few things to keep in mind:
I have the OS already
I will be using my DVD drive and extra case fans from an old build.
I plan to add an additional matching 6950 later down the line
I already have the Asus monitor, the one in the wishlist will be my second (Planning on a 3rd, along with the 2nd 6950 for a 3x eyefinity setup, in the future)

What I will be using it for:
Gaming of all sorts
3D Rendering (Mainly Cinema 4D)
Other editors (Adobe Ps Ae Pr Ai)

Newegg Wishlist:
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Components (Same as above):

Case:
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
Graphics:
XFX Double D 6950 2GB
Processor:
AMD FX 8120
Cooling:
Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
Ram:
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Storage:
Crucial M4 128 GB Sata III SSD
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB HDD
Power:
Rosewill Bronze Series 1000W
2nd Monitor:
ASUS VS248H-P 24" LED

A few questions:
Would I be better off with an Corsair H100, over the Zalman?
Is the power supply overkill? Even if I plan on the second 6950 down the line?

Thank You, to all who contribute! ^-^
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have used the H100 many times and it has never failed once. Cools like a champ.

For the PSU I would go with Corsair or Antec, not saying Rosewill is a bad brand but the PSU is definitely not a place to skimp on. Also you might want to look into a 1200W, especially if you plan to run 2 HD 6950, 1200W may be a little shy off the mark as well.

My thoughts, that is all.

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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I actually did a good bit of research, and two of these cards were pulling 800W of power, on an 80% efficiency PSU, which means its only around 750W. So 1000W far surpasses my needs. I also chose that PSU because it is quite cheap, for being modular, and 1000W.
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i have read reviews that the h80 is more efficient than the h100 because you need 4 fans for the h100 to be "good" at cooling as compared to the h80 you only need 2
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