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  1. So, the following changes have been made to the config: Phenom II X6 1100T -> i7-2600K ASUS M4A88T EVO -> ASUS P8P67 PRO 2x SAPPHIRE 5870s in Crossfire -> 2 ASUS ENGTX560 TIs in SLI I'm also considering switching from the Corsair 600T to the Antec DF-85. Thoughts?
  2. Well, a single 580 is $40 less expensive than two 5870s. Just a thought. As for procs, I think I'll go with the 2600k, if only for Hyper-Threading.
  3. Well, I kind of already have an SSD up there.... 60GB. Should be around enough for an OS. Edit: I'm also considering switching out the dual 5870s for a single GTX 580. Would this be advisable?
  4. If you couldn't guess already, I'm planning to build a new computer. My budget is around $2000, and I plan on taking it to college to work on game design, CAD, etc. Of course, I also plan on gaming. Here's a general idea of what I plan my build will be. AMD Phenom II X6 1100T: $269.99 2x SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870 1GB Cards (In Crossfire): $539.98 ASUS M4A88T EVO AM3 Mobo: $109.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM: $104.99 Corsair CMPSU-950TX PSU: $149.99 Corsair Force 60GB SSD: $129.99 Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Storage Drive: $79.99 LITE-ON iHBS212 12x Blu-ray Burner: $109.99 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler: $29.99 TP-LINK TL-WN781ND IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter: $19.99 Corsair Graphite Series 600T Case: $159.99 Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit: $139.99 Total: $1864.87 (Having a new rig for college: Priceless) However, of note is that I came up with this build before Intel's new Sandy Bridge line hit Newegg. I am considering getting the i7-2600K ($329.99) and the GIGABYTE FA-P67A-UD3 Mobo ($129.99) Sure, it'll be more expensive, but word is that the performance is, ironically, more phenomenal than the Phenom II X6. So, any suggestions? Tips? Comments?
  5. DQP

    Why Hello There!

    Hey, I'm DQP, and I hail from lovely, sunny Anchorage, Alaska. While I'm new to building PCs and overclocking, I've done work on them as West High's tech assistant, such installing GPUs, networking the school, and teaching the discipline principal how to operate that newfangled doohickey known as a keyboard. My computer was decent back in the day, but having 1GB of RAM and a 60GB primary drive is no fun. (It's a laptop, if you're wondering) But I digress. Nice to meet you all!
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