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Processor i7 6900k @ 4.3GHZ
Motherboard MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon
Cooling CPU/GPU loop with 480mm and 360mm radiators
Memory 32GB Corsair Dominator 3000MHz C15
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080 SC ACX @ 1830/1330
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB, WD 2TB Black HDD
Case Corsair 900D
Power Supply EVGA 850W Gold 80 plus PSU
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Memory G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Ripjaws 8GB
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GV-R927XOC-2GD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD OS Drive/Seagate Hybrid Drives ST1000LM014 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache
Display(s) ASUS VE228H 21.5 inch
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Window Edition
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Power Supply Silverstone Strider 750 Plus 750W Modular
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#2
1200 watts is way over kill for that system i think a good 850 would be a better choice and alot cheaper
 
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Motherboard MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon
Cooling CPU/GPU loop with 480mm and 360mm radiators
Memory 32GB Corsair Dominator 3000MHz C15
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080 SC ACX @ 1830/1330
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB, WD 2TB Black HDD
Case Corsair 900D
Power Supply EVGA 850W Gold 80 plus PSU
Software Windows 10 Pro
#3
1200 watts is way over kill for that system i think a good 850 would be a better choice and alot cheaper
Sorry, i forgot to mention that i will be running two HD7970's when i can afford it.
 
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Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
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#4
Thats a lot of money and the prices are high. Where do you live?

Well the HD is priced normal. Everything else is high. $150 for W7 64 OEM is crazy

Australia ?
 
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Processor Intel i7 950 @ 3.2GHz
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Memory Kingston HyperX 1600 8GB
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 7970 OC
Storage Plextor M5P 128GB/WD Black 2x1TB,1x6TB/Seagate 1TB
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#5
Sorry, i forgot to mention that i will be running two HD7970's when i can afford it.
1200w is still way overkill even for two 7970s. A decent 850w would be adequate to power even two GHz Eds. We have one person here that just built such a rig with two GHz Ed Vapor X 7970s using a Corsair HX850.
 
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Processor i7 6900k @ 4.3GHZ
Motherboard MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon
Cooling CPU/GPU loop with 480mm and 360mm radiators
Memory 32GB Corsair Dominator 3000MHz C15
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080 SC ACX @ 1830/1330
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB, WD 2TB Black HDD
Case Corsair 900D
Power Supply EVGA 850W Gold 80 plus PSU
Software Windows 10 Pro
#6
Thats a lot of money and the prices are high. Where do you live?

Well the HD is priced normal. Everything else is high. $150 for W7 64 OEM is crazy

Australia ?
Yuppp haha, Australia.
 
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Cooling be quiet! Dark Rock 3
Memory G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Ripjaws 8GB
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE GV-R927XOC-2GD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD OS Drive/Seagate Hybrid Drives ST1000LM014 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache
Display(s) ASUS VE228H 21.5 inch
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Window Edition
Audio Device(s) Built in HD
Power Supply Silverstone Strider 750 Plus 750W Modular
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#7
As far as i'm concerned any PSU 1000 watts or more is really made for people who are doing extreme overclocking and/or useing 4 video cards for 4way SLI or quadfire
 
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#8
As far as i'm concerned any PSU 1000 watts or more is really made for people who are doing extreme overclocking and/or useing 4 video cards for 4way SLI or quadfire
Or water cooling, fans lights as well as many hard drives ;)
 
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#9
1200W is overkill. I'm with everybody else here, a good 850W will do the job.
That Asus Matrix is a 3 slot monster, if you plan to go crossfire I'd choose another card otherwise everything's fine.
 
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Memory 32GB Corsair Dominator 3000MHz C15
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080 SC ACX @ 1830/1330
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB, WD 2TB Black HDD
Case Corsair 900D
Power Supply EVGA 850W Gold 80 plus PSU
Software Windows 10 Pro
#10
1200W is overkill. I'm with everybody else here, a good 850W will do the job.
That Asus Matrix is a 3 slot monster, if you plan to go crossfire I'd choose another card otherwise everything's fine.
With the motherboard in the link that i provided, would i be able to run, lets say a HD7970 and a 7950?
 
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With the motherboard in the link that i provided, would i be able to run, lets say a HD7970 and a 7950?
It might be possible but you'll have to further check not the motherboard but crossfire compatibility. Crossfire works surely with 2 same cards, not by the same manufacturer but 2x7970 for example.
 
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Processor i7 6900k @ 4.3GHZ
Motherboard MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon
Cooling CPU/GPU loop with 480mm and 360mm radiators
Memory 32GB Corsair Dominator 3000MHz C15
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA 1080 SC ACX @ 1830/1330
Storage Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB, WD 2TB Black HDD
Case Corsair 900D
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Software Windows 10 Pro
#12
It might be possible but you'll have to further check not the motherboard but crossfire compatibility. Crossfire works surely with 2 same cards, not by the same manufacturer but 2x7970 for example.
Are there often problems associated with crossfiring something like a 7970 and 7950 or even just crossfiring in general? And if i OC my CPU and GPU, is it going to put more wear and tear on them?