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Windows 7: New PC Build

28 Apr 2011   #1
Sean1082

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
New PC Build

This is my first build. It's more of an upgrade, just on a large scale. I would really appreciate some replies from experienced builders who have knowledge with compatibility, performance, etc. Thanks!

CPU:
Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX

Mobo:
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Graphics:
Newegg.ca - XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


EDIT: I have a 650W PSU. I should be good, ya?


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28 Apr 2011   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Great choice of MB & CPU

I used the same ones to build one in Jan 2011

I think the PSU should be okay

https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post1157908
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28 Apr 2011   #3
Sean1082

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Great choice of MB & CPU

I used the same ones to build one in Jan 2011

I think the PSU should be okay

https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post1157908
Yes, I remember seeing this. You've posted on my previous thread. These parts are my finalization for my build this summer.

Thanks a lot for the reply!
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29 Apr 2011   #4
Emcee

7 Professional x64 - SP1
 
 

Just read this the other day:

Quote:
XFX has silently released a new revision for their "reference" 6970 model, the HD697ACNFC. They're calling it v1.1


There is no way to know this by simply looking at the shroud design or model number. You must either inspect the PCB under the stock cooler or look at the sticker on the back of the PCB.

Upon further inspection of the PCB, I noticed several things:
-The use of cheaper SMT components
-The speaker is missing
-A memory power phase is missing
-There is a ceramique cap and a few inductors near the PCIe power plugs



Furthermore, full cover blocks, such as the EK 6970 Reference Design block I had ordered, will not fit this card. I have written to EK about this, but judging by their own cooling configurator, they did not know about the revisions either.
XFX's new silent revision for the 6970 - Overclockers Forums

Might just make sure you're getting the right version of that card.
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29 Apr 2011   #5
Sean1082

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

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29 Apr 2011   #6
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean1082 View Post
I myself have had a lot of luck with MSI products. I just bought a R6950 2g. I really didn't see a need for myself to jump to the OC version of the R6970. Im thinking of unlocking the extra shaders in my 6950 to the 6970 I have already tested the overclocking of the chip to 900mhz without a major heat increase. You might want to look around at the 6950 and save a few bucks first.

Also you can take a look at this post where we have been comparing some of the cards out there.
hd 6870 Unigine Heaven Post your score !
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29 Apr 2011   #7
Sean1082

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean1082 View Post
I myself have had a lot of luck with MSI products. I just bought a R6950 2g. I really didn't see a need for myself to jump to the OC version of the R6970. Im thinking of unlocking the extra shaders in my 6950 to the 6970 I have already tested the overclocking of the chip to 900mhz without a major heat increase. You might want to look around at the 6950 and save a few bucks first.
Money isn't too much of an issue and I like the extra performance the 6970 can offer. I might go ahead with it if MSI proves to be reliable after some research.

Thanks for your input!
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