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Old 11-12-2010, 10:07 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Ive looked at manufacturer wide benchmarking and sapphire has the better.
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Do I need a modular power supply because I can get this for 60 less then the modular 850w I was planning to get.Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Also other more minor changes to the parts list.Newegg.com - HIS H687FT1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
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No, a modular psu just makes it cleaner and better airflow.
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i hope you didn't pick that 6870 because it says "overclocked", it's a pathetic OC that they want to charge you $35 more for than the standard HIS card.

if anything, get this XFX, 5 bucks cheaper and offers a double lifetime warranty.
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i hope you didn't pick that 6870 because it says "overclocked", it's a pathetic OC that they want to charge you $35 more for than the standard HIS card.

if anything, get this XFX, 5 bucks cheaper and offers a double lifetime warranty.
Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Oh no I didnt even see the XFX... Thanks.
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More changes to the design. Just gonna go with the stock cooler for now, if I want/need to overclock Ill then buy an aftermarket .Taking the advice of you guys and getting this video card Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Gonna get a 500GB caviar black from WD
and finally instead of 6gb of RAM Im gonna get 3GB Newegg.com - G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-3GBNQ
And the CD/DVD drive you guys showed me ran out of stock so this is what im gonna get Newegg.com - LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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